On Mental Wealth #7: The Bounce Back...Resilient Since Birth 👀

On Mental Wealth is a weekly publication created by Anthony Ware, Principal of AWare Catalysts. It's the fusion of mental health, culture, and business based on his experiences working with Black, People of Color, Women, and LGBTQ+ aka “underestimated” startup founders from around the world.

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I Changed by Mind

Lately, I've been rethinking my relationship with resilience. It's often talked about in terms of building it up to be able to counter some kind of trouble in our business. 

What if resilience is something that we forgot we had? And, we have more than we can imagine. 

I believe that from the day we were born until today, we have been creating resilience.

Think about human existence, before all the tech madness. We have experiences that challenge us, then we adjust, recharge and try a different path.

It's a cycle that we've been repeating, and will continue to repeat until the end of time. Instead of thinking of resilience as a tool, I now see it as part of being human...like dancing :)

Mental Wealth Deposit of the Week

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A List You Need, But May Not Want

Simple, not easy. You may not be up for this one, but I hope you make time for it. This week, here's your challenge:

  1. For each decade of your life, make a list 5 major challenges that you experienced

  2. Then, for each challenge list the ways that you took a break to recover and recharge to be able learn and grow from the challenge

This is the list that you may not want, but you definitely need. Why? Without the contrast of challenges in our lives, we would not be able to have any resilience.

Deeper Dive

What open water swimming taught me about resilience by Bhakti Sharma (VIDEO): A refreshing take on how individual pursuits can impact multiple areas of our lives.

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan: This is a challenge to unlearn how we define resilience.

Who is Anthony?

I help underestimated startup founders who are struggling with imposter syndrome, or mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion, create their Mental Wealth Toolkits, so they can: get out of their own way, regain confidence, hire the right people, accept the right investors money, create generational wealth for their families, and find joy in the journey.

You can find out more about my life here.

What is Mental Wealth? Mental wealth is a key part of the foundation of the next evolution of humanity. It's the collection of intentional thoughts, behaviors, and experiences —mental wealth deposits—someone uses to make a positive impact on their mental health. These deposits have a cumulative positive effect, especially useful during times when you’re challenged with mental illnesses and external events.


This post originally appeared in On Mental Wealth, a weekly creation by Anthony Ware, Principal, AWare Catalysts.