Navigating Anxiety, Unhappiness, and Burnout to Create Your Own Version of Success with Jessica Rodriguez
BURNOUT-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS PODCAST | BUSINESS COACH | WORKFLOW & PRODUCTIVITY SPECIALIST | MENTAL HEALTH FOR SMALL BUSINESSES | ANXIETY & DEPRESSION | BURNOUT | CREATING YOUR OWN SUCCESS
Jessica's roller coaster journey of becoming an entrepreneur starting with Jessica craving a way to gain some level of control in her life. She started by focusing on her health while sharing with an online community that held her publicly accountable and eventually led to her make her first online business.
In the early days of her entrepreneurial journey, Jessica bounced from one business venture to another, with the help of her supportive husband and her own drive to create a business that she loved. Despite finding success, Jessica began to struggle with anxiety and depression that was brought on by being overwhelmed and buried by work she no longer loved.
Since then, Jessica has made some major mindset shifts in what “success” actually looks like and feels like for her and has created an amazing business where she helps women expand beyond their 1:1 services through the development of digital products, strategic sales funnels, and connection focused marketing so they can reclaim their time, while still making a greater impact on the world.
In this episode, she shares her heart, her story and the lessons she's learned along her journey. She also reminds us that to be successful in life and in your business, your happiness and mental health is paramount.
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Inside the episode:
Breaking free from comparison
How to find and cultivate your own happiness, meaning and purpose to your life, regardless of success and money in your business
Finding and creating your own version of success for life and business
Finding and staying in a good headspace to keep your business going down the right path
Break free of the endless hustle mentality
Realizing what's important in your life and business and learning to focus on those things
Avoiding burnout in your business and what to do when you're totally overwhelmed with work
Taking a leap of faith in your business
Getting through the hard days of your business
Finding a way to make things fun
Recognizing and taking control of any exhaustion and anxiety that has been triggered by working in your business
Building a network of like-minded people that compliment your lifestyle and energy
Tools we discussed:
Journaling - Check out Episode 035 - with Tonya Vanderhardt for some great journaling activities
Therapy - I personally use and love TalkSpace (all online and they pair you with a therapist in your state; I’ve literally done a therapy session in a Lyft, at the airport, and all over the country.)
Finding and utilizing your support system and community - I love my local Tuesdays Together group (Psst - if you are in the Bay Area, CA, come join the San Jose Chapter, where I’m a co-leader)
Today's Permission Slip:
Each episode I give you a permission slip - a reminder to give yourself permission to run your business and live your dream life on your own terms.
Jessica shared how she spent a lot of time doing tasks and building a business around activities that didn’t feel good to her. And I know we all get caught up in that same mentality of hustle, hustle, hustle. Because we’ve been taught that the harder we work, the more successful we’ll be.
But what if it actually has nothing to do with hustling? What if success has everything to do with how happy we feel in our work?
So today, I want you to take a step back and really evaluate your business and your life. Are you doing things that don’t feel good anymore? They may have felt good a year ago, but they aren’t a good fit anymore?
I give myself permission to build a business & life that I LOVE and step away from the things that no longer feel good.
Give yourself permission to let go of those things and to start crafting a business and a life that you absolutely love and that feels good to you always.
That may mean reworking your service offerings, or tweaking your office hours, or changing up your morning/evening routines. Whatever you need to do to completely love your life and business - take steps to make that a reality! Because YOU DESERVE IT!
You deserve to be happy!
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