Entries by Sarah Swanton

Get Yourself Unstuck!

Feeling ‘stuck’ in your business. It’s as though you’ve hit a brick wall and can’t go any further. Where it all feels too hard, and it shows up as resistance or procrastination. The same tasks stay on the To Do list and roll over from one week to the next. Groundhog day! When it happens, […]

What does running ‘My Biz, My Way’ really look like?

It’s March 2018, and I’ve just finished my third book of the year. My ambitions at the start of the year of ‘read one book a week’, have since been revised to ‘just one a month will be fine’. There would’ve been a time when the internal conversation would’ve been more along the lines of “for goodness sake, why can’t you stick to ANYTHING you say you’re going to do, please?” (more on that later).

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.