Well, what do you think?
I’m so excited to share the podcast rebranding with my beloved listeners. Earlier this year I was struggling to set my intention or word of the year. Which is telling in hindsight. I eventually went with shift, which has characterized this year perfectly.
Over 100 episodes and two years later, the podcast is ready for a shift. This is NOT a big 180. It’s more like a 10-degree shift. I still love small towns, small businesses, and the stories we tell. But I’m feeling much more of a pull towards female business owners and honing in on the importance of energy, effort, and balance.
In this week’s episode I’m sharing that lost feeling I felt, how I worked (and am still working) to overcome it, and practical strategies I hope you can use too.
- What’s in a name? I love a good pun (Like my three hos of a few episodes ago!) and want to share that sense of finding yourself.
- I felt a little lost this year, especially in late summer. I was so in my head I couldn’t focus. Thank goodness for my personal connections telling me it wasn’t just in my head. It’s normal to feel lost. You’re not alone and you’re not by yourself.
- A helpful quote I heard at the height of my lost feeling: “If you don’t feel like burning your business down at some point then you’re not pushing hard enough, that you’re not setting your dreams big enough, that you’re not going for it 100%”
- Earlier this year kept trying to push, push, push, and go, go, go. It didn’t feel genuine or right and I started to feel burned out.
- Take stock and look inward for guidance. Make actions to align with what you actually want.
- “Personal development is huge for keeping my head up and my mind right.”
- I loved the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. It helped me understand that small habits can stack up.
- Unplugging has been so good: ““I just need a little break here so I can hear myself think instead of taking action that is in response to what you [people I follow on social media] are doing.”
- Take time to be quiet. I’m always popping in my earbuds to squeeze learning into every minute of my day. “When I need to get found I need to get quiet.”
- Going into Q4, many business influencers (Kelly Brock, Amy Porterfield, Melanie Ann Layer) are offering free versions of their programs.
- Telling stories in the graphic itself instead of the caption has been big on Instagram lately. I’ve had a lot of genuine fun with this! (Don’t give up on your worse day and Lessons learned from American Girl)