Entries by Sarah Swanton

Dealing With Depression As An Entrepreneur

Depression. What is depression? The feeling of waking up each morning exhausted regardless of how much sleep you’ve had. A severe lack of motivation and enthusiasm to do anything or go anywhere, and a head full of rumination with frequent thoughts of “what’s the point?”

Letting Go Of Self Judgement: in conversation with Ben Swanton

“It’s OK to be vulnerable, it’s OK to not know where you’re going or what you’re doing, and it’s OK to verbalise that. I’ve definitely felt historically not able to do that, you almost put up a vision of invincibility, or everything’s fine even when it’s not. There is a relief, a freedom in being able to do that.”

I’m delighted to welcome Ben Swanton who is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast, who also happens to be my husband! 

Be Kind To Oneself: in conversation with Renée Van Der Vloodt

“Please, please to be kind to oneself. I think entrepreneurs can have an enormous perfectionist tendency, because they’re so eager to bring that thing they believe in, into the world, and perfectionism can really throttle us. If we can be kind and forgiving to ourselves, I think that is the one thing I’d like to see. I’d love people to learn that, very early on, rather than wait until they’re my age to be kind and generous to themselves.” 

I’m delighted to welcome Renée Van Der Vloodt who is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. 

It takes a ‘village’ to grow a business: in conversation with Lenka Koppova

“You need a team. You can’t build a successful business on your own, and being a solopreneur means it will always be you, and you will always have to work really hard. Get the right team on board, do not try to do everything on your own. Do not spend days trying to figure out something, that someone could figure out in five minutes”

I’m delighted to welcome Lenka Koppova who is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. 

Pricing & Charging Your Worth: in conversation with Karen Arnott

“My advice to anyone starting out is to charge more. Nobody I know starting out, charges enough. I think it’s critical to know your worth and I think most people, particularly women, don’t give ourselves credit for our experience and skills.”

I’m delighted to welcome Karen Arnott who is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. 

Procrastination & Fear Of Rejection: in conversation with Vendulka Battais

“If there is something you want to do, stop thinking about it, and just go and do it, because you will not know the result until you do it. I remember when I first moved to Suffolk, and it took me a year, to approach Inner Guidance Retreat Centre, about selling our art pieces. When I actually got the courage, Jo (De Rosa) said ‘you are the perfect match, you are the person we were waiting for!’ and I thought why did it take me a year!”

I’m delighted to welcome Vendulka Battais who is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. 

Being Self Employed While Dealing With Personal Adversity – in conversation with Berenice Smith

“If someone said to me, what are you going to be doing in 12 months, well I don’t know. But then, ten years ago, I thought I’d have one child, maybe two. I think the idea of having a five year plan is good, but actually it can come with huge disapointments too, because life has a funny way of not quite going to your five year plan”

I’m delighted to welcome Berenice Smith is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. 

Ideas are great, but action is what moves you forward – in conversation with Nicola Semple

“We are in business, this isn’t a hobby. We are in business to provide a good income for ourselves and our families, and to do that we have to get the balance right, between focusing on revenue generation and making sure we are following work that lights us up and pursuing our passions”

Nicola Semple is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. Nicola has been a solo-entrepreneur now, for 5 years.

Age Just Isn’t An Issue. It’s All About Attitude! – in conversation with Pat Duckworth

“It’s not enough to dream this stuff, and just have positive visualisation, you have to take the steps, and once you start taking the steps, the Universe comes in behind you and gives you a good push”

Pat Duckworth is this week’s guest on the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. Pat is a midlife mentor, author and international public speaker. After over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sector at a senior management level, Pat discovered her entrepreneurial mojo in her mid-50s and retrained as a therapist and coach.