Today I’m chatting with Kelsey Mech, a clinical counsellor and trauma therapist, who is passionate about exploring the intersections between mental health and living a more intentional life. We talk about how anxiety and self-doubt show up in our creative work and businesses, being authentic and having boundaries, the societal expectations that impact our mental health, letting go of the shoulds and working on our own version of success, and meeting yourself where you’re at to make positive changes when navigating all of this.
This post will explore your feelings around getting visible, which can be a huge subject for those of us that have brands based on who we are.
Although I now have a podcast and regularly show my face in live videos and Stories, my own journey with visibility is a long and complicated one. A few years ago I didn’t feel I was the “right” person to show up and be seen online, and far from being confident around it, I suffered very real anxiety at the thought of showing my face.
2020 was the year I started singing lessons, dyed my hair pink, sold my old business, and hit new levels with this one. Not to mention the year we all lived through a pandemic, and all the physical and emotional upheaval that came with that. Here is my review.
I can’t let this one go. I am tired – so tired – of the posts on social media that blame us for choosing overwhelm, stuckness, negativity, fear, without also acknowledging the circumstances BEYOND our control.
I see goals as milestones, targets, plans that are designed to be structured and checked off our list. That’s not to say that goals can’t be big and bold, but it feels more like a process to me.
Desires, on the other hand, involve feeling and they don’t always immediately seem rational. They are the little nudges, the inner voice that tells us we want something we’re not admitting yet we want to go for even if we don’t necessarily know what, why, or how.
Today I'm sharing a simple but powerful mindset shift that I believe has made a huge difference in the growth of my business and in finding what I truly want to do. This was originally delivered live in my Facebook group (Quietly Ambitious Business Owners – come join us!) where I'm doing a short live every day in December.
Note: My group mentoring programme Rise is now open and applications are closing Thursday December 17th. Find out more here: https://ruthpoundwhite.com/group-mentoring-contact/