Trust, Problem-Solving, & Tolerances: Preventing Burnout While Growing an Agency from the Ground Up with Ashley Mahoney of Hello Big Idea
BURNOUT-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS PODCAST | WORKFLOW & PRODUCTIVITY SPECIALIST | BUSINESS COACH | PREVENTING BURNOUT | GROWING AN AGENCY | SOLOPRENEUR VS HIRING A TEAM | BEING A PROBLEM SOLVER
Ashley Mahoney, Owner & Creative Direct of Hello Big Idea, grew her creative agency from nothing. She went on an Eat, Pray, Love trip to reconnect with herself and see if she could make this idea she had work. 3 months later, she returned home with a company and began growing an agency. Today she's sharing how she's been able to grow so fast and prevent herself from burning out along the way.
Hello Big Idea is a creative agency that creates striking brands, authentic websites and honest content. They do everything from helping name your business to execution of all creative design work - brand, web, social media, photography, videography, etc. Check them out at https://www.hellobigidea.com
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Inside the episode:
Being ok with alone time
Being proactive and a problem solver
Putting yourself in the right position to be growth oriented
Building a business bigger than yourself, beyond being a solopreneur
Giving yourself a deadline to figure out your business before going to Plan B
Building a freelance business
Taking the time to stop and reflect in order to problem solve when something doesn’t go right
Making decisions as a solopreneur vs. as a business owner who will hire full-time employees
Starting with contractors before hiring full-time employees
Setting long-term business goals
Breaking goals down into sizable bites
Keeping yourself accountable in your business
Rewarding your employees and hiring the right people
What to do when you’re not sure you’ll meet your business goals
Trusting yourself and the foundation you’ve built in your business
Creating a resource page for your clients and how to know what to create resources for
Keeping a list of tolerances
Creating habits that prevent burnout
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.
Ashley shared how she prevents burnout by using a list of tolerances. These are the things she’s tolerating until she can get them off her plate. Knowing that there’s a plan for change, even if you can’t make the change right now, is all you need to keep you going when everything is hard.
So today I want you to create your own list of tolerances. And pick out one or two things you can start taking action on.
I give myself permission to create my list of tolerances and an action plan to get some of them off that list.
Make sure to include things from all areas of your life - not just biz items. And remember to focus on the action you can take to remove these from the list. The goal here isn’t to get stuck in all the things you want to change, but to help you create that plan for making the changes actually happen.
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