EPISODE #39 - TOP 4 TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, FEATURING FIONA ROGERSON
In this week's podcast episode we with talk with Fiona Rogerson, Trauma & Perinatal Counsellor who supports her clients through trauma and PTSD recovery, birth trauma and perinatal difficulties.
During the podcast episode we taked about the top 4 tips for maintaining your mental health in small business ownership, being:
Work-life balance – creating boundaries around your work. Saying no to work/clients that don’t align with your message. Boundaries around work hours (instead of constantly checking emails and socials). Develop interests outside of work – even if work is your passion. Plan your day before it starts so that work doesn’t spill into home life.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle - Regular physical activities, maintaining well balanced diet, monitor sleeping habits (not staying up at night to work), planned breaks in your work day. Building those internal boundaries.
Delegate and outsource - Hire help if you can, trust those that are experts in their fields (book keepers, Vas)
Support – small business is isolating. Networking events, maintaining existing relationships (not withdrawing from friends or family due to time constraints or having less in common). Connect with a small group of like-minded professionals. Find a small business mentor to support you through big decisions. Personal professional support if needed.
Signs – tired and fatigued, more emotional – angry, frustrated or irritable, harder to make decisions, withdrawing into your work, difficulties concentrating.
A little bit about our podcast guest, Fiona:
Fiona Rogerson is a specialist Trauma and Perinatal Counsellor, supporting women and men through trauma and PTSD recovery, birth trauma and perinatal difficulties.
Her counselling rooms are here in Perth however she services individuals both across Australia and overseas through telehealth platforms. Alongside her counselling work Fiona teaches HypnoBirthing childbirth education classes to expecting parents, as well as trains birth and perinatal professionals across many fields in the area of birth trauma.
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Find out a little bit more about your podcast host Nikola:
Meet your Small Business Cheerleader & choc chip muffin connoisseur, Nikola
With over 20 years’ of marketing experience, you could say I’m qualified for the job.
With much of that time spent working in retail shopping centres, I’ve worked closely with small business owners (like you), helping them smash their goals and scale their businesses to a point they never thought possible.
And then it hit me…
Sick and tired of seeing small businesses being taken advantage of and pressured into spending big bucks for little return by agencies, my mission became clear… I needed to make a change. Armed with the ability to see the bigger picture, guide clients through my step-by-step blueprint to success and a goal of bringing cost effective tried and tested marketing strategies to small businesses and solopreneurs, NW Marketing was born.
My guilty pleasure? well, apart from sticky date pudding, it’s watching lives and businesses be absolutely transformed into people helping, solution providing, money making machines! from the sidelines of course – they don’t call me the Small Business Cheerleader for nothing
Keen to know more? well… I’m a pawrent to Dash the Whippet (aka NW Marketing’s barketing manager), I’m a sucker for trashy reality TV (Teen Mum and 90 Day Fiancé are my go-tos), I’m allergic to exercise (Bootcamp’s excepted) and I was named “little, but loud” at my year 7 graduation (guess what?... nothing’s changed!)
Nothing makes me prouder than digging through the marketing trenches with you, making you feel comfortable on your journey and watching you get the results you’ve always desired.
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