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, it’s frustrating and we don’t feel like we’re moving forward or making progress. Perhaps you’re going through it a bit at the moment, and if so, this is really going to help you out.

And by the way, it’s totally normal for that feeling of stuckness to happen. For goodness sake, none of us are robots, are we? We’re human, and so it’s very natural to go through these ebbs and flows.

But one of the key components to being a happy healthy entrepreneur is taking regular, and consistent action, little steps each and every day.

And wouldn’t it be nice to give yourself a helping hand when you’re in that place of stuckness, so you can get yourself moving again, and not lose too much of that precious time you have each week to work on your business?

In this week’s podcast, I’m going to guide you through the 6 most helpful questions to take you from a place of overwhelm to action in your business (and your life).

Once you know these questions, you can use them to coach yourself, so that you never have to feel stuck again, if you don’t want to.

You can grab the PDF copy here >>

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About me, Sarah Swanton & Happy Healthy Entrepreneur

Hello, I’m Sarah, and I’m a Podcaster and the founder of Happy Healthy Entrepreneur, where I support entrepreneurs with their mental health and wellbeing, so they can enjoy the self-employment journey, and have a business that supports them, not exhausts them!

Because when you think about it, what’s the alternative? Possible burnout, or have to go back and get a J.O.B which is no fun for anyone, if all you really want is to be in business for yourself, earning a healthy sustainable income, doing what it is you love.

I’m also creating a brand new online course which is focused on mindset, and designed to help entrepreneurs get out of their own way so they can make their business vision a reality. If you’d like to be part of this group of solopreneurs, then please put your name down, and I’ll make sure you hear all about it, as soon as it’s ready to go.

Finally, if you think our values are aligned, and you’d like to chat about the idea of collaborating on a project together, or coming to speak at one of your events, please get in touch, sarah@sarahswanton.com, I always love to hear from like-minded souls!

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This week, I’m delighted to introduce you to Lara Waldman who is this week’s podcast guest.

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The first book I read this year was My Biz My Way by Judith Morgan and I’m so pleased I did. It’s really had an impact. Have you read it? If not, and you’re a small biz entrepreneur, oh you must. It’s brilliant. You know those rare moments when someone gives you some home truths? Yet, instead of feeling defensive, disillusioned, or like you’re a total failure, it all goes very quiet and the world seems to stop for a moment and this teeny tiny voice from inside speaks up and says “my goodness, she’s right you know.” Read more

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This week, I’m delighted to introduce you to Ann Brown who is this week’s podcast guest.

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That’s one of the many topics we talk about on this week’s podcast episode as I reflect with Jemima Willcox on her self-employment journey so far.

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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?” and “what’s wrong with me?” When you find it almost impossible to string a sentence together or remember what you did 30 minutes ago, let alone last weekend.  Read more

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“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!  Read more

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

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

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

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“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.  Read more