Today my guest is Charlie Hartwell, one of the managing partners at Bridge Builders Collaborative, a group of highly successful startup investors who have been investing in the space of mental wellness, consciousness, and spirituality. Charlie has served and led organizations in 14 different industries and has a ton of insight into what it takes to be a successful business. In this episode, he shares his passion for mindful work and gives tools and tips for you to work on your personal transformation and intentionally invest in what means the most to you.
Listen in as Charlie talks about why Bridge Builders takes the time to invest in mindfulness-conscious startups and how they select who they decide to invest in. You’ll learn the critical importance of mental fitness, heartfelt connection, consciousness evolution, and improved healthcare in the world today, as well as how we can move forward in these areas. You will also get some of his best tips on stepping away from your work in order to better connect with yourself and your purpose.
In this episode, we cover topics such as:
- How this mindful work became important to Charlie.
- How you can really be intentional about investing in things that are meaningful to you.
- Personal transformation and why entrepreneurs shouldn’t be putting it off.
- The importance of stepping away and connecting to something greater than yourself.
Please enjoy today’s episode — and visit the resources below to find everything mentioned in the show!
What you will hear:
[3:20] How Charlie found his way into mindfulness and investing in that area.
[5:39] How Bridge Builders is working on changing the world.
[7:27] What Charlie’s work fulfills for him.
[9:02] The importance of personal transformation and what it looks like to be authentic.
[12:51] How to maintain mental fitness and mindfulness.
[17:15] The process Charlie uses to decide what to invest in.
[19:31] The biggest issues they’ve faced with companies they invest in.
[25:11] Why most successful businesses pivot or make massive shifts.
[27:28] What Charlie does to remain more fully present or bring himself back.
Ideas Worth Sharing:“I find that while I do have a stressful job in some respects, it doesn’t need to be that stressful.” - Charlie Hartwell Click To Tweet “We’ve been helping to change the world through bringing concepts like mindfulness, mind training, behavioral health, digital therapeutics to scale.” - Charlie Hartwell Click To Tweet “The first thing is that I don’t do any of this perfectly, and it’s a process over time.” - Charlie Hartwell Click To Tweet “My goal is to meditate every day – for me, being in nature is the way that I authentically connect.” - Charlie Hartwell Click To Tweet
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