This week’s podcast interview is with Melanie Mackie who is the Social Stylist and Founder at Scarletta Media. She works with female entrepreneurs and petite businesses to support and encourage them to powerfully show up online, speak their authentic truth, share their wisdom and expertise to create and establish their unique social style and living brands.
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Today, I’m talking about fear and when it stops you moving forward in business.
Maybe your fear is around networking? Or perhaps you get it when thinking about delivering a talk to a group of people at an event? Maybe it’s fear about recording videos for your Facebook page or website? Or even just getting started with launching your business? Whatever the fear relates to, for you, firstly I want you to know, that you’re normal. Even though you can feel like the only person in the world who seems to be struggling with this, you’re not.
The first ever episode of the Happy Healthy Entrepreneur Podcast. Woo hoo!
August 2015, was the first moment I realised I wanted to launch a podcast (before I’d even started this business!), so after two years of ‘someday’, it’s time to take action. You’ll hear me talk in the intro part of this episode about how I went from procrastination to taking action, and when I did, it really was quite effortless, or perhaps I’ll call it ‘joyful effort’ (yes, even the techie bits!).
I have a bit of a confession to make, would you like to hear it? For a while now, I’ve wanted to create and launch an online course. You know, one of those courses where you record videos, and provide lots of useful resources, and create a lovely community of like-minded people, and then give them lots and lots of support and encouragement to get the results they are looking for?
In the work that I do as a hypnotherapist and coach, very often I talk to clients about the idea that when change happens, it happens within them, not outside of them. In other words, the world doesn’t necessarily change, but they will feel pleasantly different. It may be very subtle, and it may not even occur to them until they reflect on it. So they may have a new perspective on something, or see it in a very different way.
I don’t know about you, but as a self-employed business owner and a parent, I do enjoy the change of pace that the School holidays seem to bring; a step away from the everyday routine is nice to do, and usually welcomed by the time it comes around. In fact, a previous coach of mine, who doesn’t have kids works in flow with the school terms herself, and I don’t recall it being just because most of her clients are parents either.
Much is said of the need for business owners and entrepreneurs to practise regular self-care. In fact, in some entrepreneur circles, a popular topic of conversation tends to be “so what’s your current morning practice then?” Many of the key thought leaders from the world of personal development and entrepreneurship will tell you how essential it is to have a self-care routine in
your boss. Freedom and flexibility. Following your passions. No more commuting.
Some of the many, many benefits of working for yourself.
But of course, the world of self-employment can also have its downsides – one of which is experiencing isolation as a small business owner.
Making a decision should be easy. That choice or this one. That’s it. Yet, why does it feel so hard to make a decision sometimes?
Some people talk about the feeling of ‘analysis paralysis’ and it really can feel like that at times.
Grass Is Greener Syndrome. I made it up. Well, at least I thought I did until I consulted Google and realised I didn’t make it up at all! Apparently – it’s a ‘thing’.
Grass Is Greener, Shiny Object Syndrome – call it what you like, what we’re really talking about here is…