Two words; assumption & comparison. I've recently decided to remove these from my vocabulary. As a small business owner / woman / mum / entrepreneur / introvert / highly emotional over thinking cancerian I've found these two words to be highly toxic in both my personal and professional life.
I've recently become obsessed with changing my mindset and saying goodbye to those two toxic words for good. I've made some changes in my business (like my authentic marketing approach) and in my personal life to make sure that I don't get caught up in the assumption and comparison trap.
It's definitely a massive mindset shift but there are some resources that can help you along the way. Regardless of whether or not you want to be brave and start a business from scratch like I did, or get out of your head and stop comparing your life to others or you want to go all in and change your life completely for a life of adventure and wanderlust (the dream right?!) then hopefully you might find something in here to spark that change in you.
PODCASTS - subscribe via your preferred podcast app
Offline the podcast - honest conversations about self with the people behind the instagram accounts we all follow
A quiet mind - with Robert Jackson
Soul Doctor - specifically Series 2 episodes 5, 6 & 12
Oprah's Master Class & Soul Conversations
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - Mark Manson
The Untethered Soul - Michael.A.Singer
Shoe Dog - Phil Knight (if you think you success happens overnight and you can't start a successful business without massive capital you need to read this book!)
Book Depository - not actually a book but the best and only place to buy books online! You'll either thank me or curse me because if you're anything like me and you love books you'll be adding books to your cart on the daily!
I think it is hugely important to invest in your personal development, especially when you work alone and don't have a team of people around you. I've done both of these courses and would recommend them to anyone wanting to create a heart based business with a focus on sustainable financial success.
Start & Scale by Foundr Magazine
B-School with Marie Forleo
ORGANISE YOUR LIFE
The Barefoot Investor - Scott Pape (My financial bible for both our personal and business finances. If you don't have a positive relationship with money, struggle to keep on top of your finances, are massively in debt or trying to save for your future you need this book and this man in your life!) Buy the book, even if it's with the last $20 you have in your bank account - actually especially if you only have $20 in your bank account!
An Organised Life - journals and diaries to keep you on top of your shit and out of your head! My AOL diary is my life, I'd rather loose my phone than this!
If you've got any awesome resources you think should be on the list email me and let me know and I'll add them for everyone else!
Enjoy, Tans x