zak williams & pym

zak williams & pym

From Personal Struggles to Pioneering Mood Support

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In this episode of Read Receipt, we are excited to welcome Zach Williams, the visionary founder of PYM (Prepare Your Mind). Zach's journey from personal battles with mental health to creating a brand dedicated to easing anxiety and stress through innovative products is nothing short of inspiring. PYM's first product, Mood Chews, leverages natural amino acids to provide relief and support mental wellness. Born from Zach's own experiences and passion for mental health advocacy, PYM aims to be a catalyst for better mental health hygiene. Join us as Zach shares the story behind PYM, the challenges of launching a wellness brand, and his vision for the future.

Tune in to discover Zach's entrepreneurial journey, the inspiration behind PYM, and what's next for this innovative brand.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation!

the Show Notes


Zach Williams, founder of PYM (Prepare Your Mind), shares his inspiring journey from personal battles with mental health to creating a wellness brand focused on easing anxiety and stress. PYM offers Mood Chews, natural amino acid-based supplements designed to support mental wellness. Zach discusses the evolution of PYM, the importance of mental health advocacy, and the challenges of building a brand in the wellness space. The conversation explores his entrepreneurial experiences, the development of PYM's products, and his vision for the future.


mental wellness, entrepreneurship, brand building, amino acid supplements, PYM, Zach Williams


  1. Zach Williams’ journey from personal mental health struggles to founding PYM is driven by a passion for mental wellness and advocacy.
  2. PYM focuses on creating high-quality, natural supplements that support mental health and promote overall well-being.
  3. Building a brand involves understanding market needs, listening to customer feedback, and maintaining a clear vision.
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges, but also opportunities for brands like PYM to adapt and thrive.
  5. Zach’s dedication to mental health advocacy and innovative formulations drives the success of PYM.

Sound Bites:

  • "PYM started as a way to create natural supplements that support mental wellness and ease anxiety and stress."
  • "Our goal is to provide high-quality, natural products that people can trust and feel good about using."
  • "Building a brand requires understanding market needs and staying true to your vision."
  • "The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of adaptability and innovation in business."
  • "PYM is about providing effective mental wellness solutions that people can trust and feel confident using."


00:00 - Zach’s Background and Journey-
Zach introduces himself and shares his journey from personal mental health struggles to founding PYM.

08:01 - The Inspiration Behind PYM-
Zach discusses the personal and professional experiences that inspired him to create PYM and the early days of the brand.

12:30 - Transitioning from Consumer Tech to Wellness Entrepreneurship-
Zach explains his transition from consumer tech to starting a mental wellness brand and the lessons learned.

23:17 - The Importance of Amino Acids and Mental Health Advocacy-
The conversation delves into how PYM emphasizes natural amino acid formulations and mental health advocacy in its products.

25:30 - Challenges and Opportunities During the Pandemic-
Zach talks about the challenges of pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic and the opportunities it presented.

27:26 - Commitment to Quality and Innovation-
Zach highlights PYM’s dedication to creating high-quality, natural mental wellness products.

31:23 - Building a Strong Brand Identity-
The discussion explores the importance of a strong brand identity and connecting with consumers authentically.

36:02 - The Vision for PYM-
Zach shares his vision for the future of PYM and his goals for the brand.

47:37 - Patience and Persistence in Entrepreneurship-
Zach emphasizes the need for patience and persistence in achieving long-term success.

51:43 - Final Thoughts and Insights-
Zach wraps up the conversation with final thoughts and valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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