My view of entrepreneurial emotional and mental health and wellbeing...
As an entrepreneur, I have discovered that having strong and supple emotional and mental wellbeing is foundational to sustainably building and growing your business without the unnecessary pressure. This is what allows you to embrace your pre-existing and stress induced emotional and mental health challenges so that you get to:
•Handle the highs, lows, twists and turns that you're experiencing with confidence and ease.
•Allows you to make the best use of the other high-income business building skills that you're also learning.
•Allows you to truly do all this from a place of pleasure. By pleasure I mean using your unique gifts and talents, combined with your passion for meeting certain needs in ways that are fun for you.
While emotional and mental are often used interchangeably or emotional is sometimes assumed to be an aspect of our mental health and wellbeing, the two are distinct.
Emotional health refers to your ability to generate feelings and handle what you're feeling without it overwhelming you. It's also your ability to express what you're feeling in healthy and productive ways. This is key because everything that you desire for your business lies in your ability to feel it. This is because your choices and actions are rooted in how you feel and want to feel or not feel. Sadly, this is an area that has been misunderstood. Outside of "controlling" it, it has not been an area that you were truly encouraged to develop and refine. This is an area that as a helper and healer you most likely struggle with.
Mental health refers to your ability to process what you're sensing and feeling. This is the realm of self-talk, thoughts, and beliefs. Contrary to popular belief and how you were most likely trained as a helper and healer. Your head supports your heart. Your mind takes the energy and information that it's getting from your sensations and emotions and organizes it to help you heal, learn, transform, and grow. Another way to think of it is that your mind is your body's chief operating officer. Whereas your heart is your body's chief executive officer. As helpers and healers, this can be a struggle to reconcile, due to the misconceptions of what the mental aspects of our health really involve. And the overemphasis on developing this aspect in your training.
Emotional and Mental health work in concert with each other. Knowing the difference between the two is crucial for getting the right support in navigating the highs, lows, twists, and turns that you are experiencing on your entrepreneurial journey.
My work focuses on helping you to optimize both. So that you have a great foundation to turn the obstacles you will experience into opportunities to thrive without the unnecessary struggle and strain. Though I am a counselor by training and my work can be therapeutic, but it is not therapy. That means I do not diagnose or treat emotional and mental illness. Rather I help you to work through your blocks, barriers, and cultivate growth opportunities. I support and guide you in working with your feelings and thoughts, so that you can shift from where you are to where you desire to be, and create a strategic, sustainable, system to support your continued health, wellbeing, and growth. The following principles and practices guide my work:
You are your number one priority. To paraphrase Iyanla Vanzant, it's self-full not selfish to put ourselves first. You have to make the space to be and do those things that optimize your emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
Is our ability to recognize, understand and be responsible for your life. It is what allows you to consciously move towards achieving your wildest dreams and deepest desires. It's what allows you to transform emotional and mental health obstacles into opportunities to thrive in your building and growing your business.
This is about accomplishing more by doing less. This is about achieving what you want, whenever you want without the unnecessary struggle and strain. This is about balancing the being with the doing.
How We Work Together
Care & Clarity Strategy Intensive
A 90 minute deep, focused dive into the key emotional and mental health challenge impacting you and your ability to sustainability build and grow your business. So you can start, no matter where you are, handling the highs, lows, twists and turns with more confidence and ease.
Care & Growth Coaching
Coaching to support you in optimizing your emotional and mental health so you can handle the highs, lows, twists, and turns of being an entrepreneur with clarity, confidence, and ease. So you get to sustainably build and grow your business not from unnecessary pressure, rather pleasure.