In this episode of the Pattern Shift Podcast, I, Saskia de Feijter, share my journey as a serial entrepreneur, artist, designer, and marketing expert in the slow fashion industry. I emphasize the importance of aligning personal intentions with business goals to achieve success and maintain well-being.
I recount a time when I struggled with overwhelm, managing multiple roles while dealing with chronic illnesses. Without a clear plan, I found it challenging to grow my business. However, through self-care, research, and implementation, I transformed my approach.
I introduce the concept of personal intentions, which are the "why" behind our actions, providing focus and meaning to our lives. I share a three-step process for setting personal intentions: checking in with oneself through journaling or meditation, dividing life into relevant areas, and crafting short, clear intentions for each area.
I highlight the importance of regularly revisiting these intentions, integrating them into daily life, and using them as a guide for decision-making. Additionally, I recommend starting a bullet journal as a practical tool for implementing these practices.
Personal well-being is the foundation of sustainable business success, and setting personal intentions can help entrepreneurs align their actions with their beliefs and achieve greater focus.
- Align Personal Intentions and Business Goals: Before setting business goals, it's essential to understand your personal intentions and align them with your entrepreneurial journey.
- Intentions Provide Meaning and Focus: Personal intentions serve as the "why" behind your actions, offering meaning and focus to your roles and responsibilities.
- Three-Step Process for Setting Intentions: The episode outlines a practical three-step process: Check-in with yourself, set personal intentions for different life areas, and use these intentions as daily guides.
- Regular Review and Adaptation: Personal intentions should not be static; they should be regularly reviewed and adapted to guide your decisions and actions effectively.
- Bullet Journaling as a Practical Tool: Bullet journaling, a versatile productivity system, can be a valuable tool for integrating personal intentions into your daily routine, fostering mindfulness, and improving focus.
These takeaways emphasize the importance of balancing personal well-being with business success and offer a practical framework for achieving this balance.
"A healthy and happy person is a better business owner." - Emphasizing the foundational role of personal well-being in achieving sustainable business success.
"Personal happiness and health are the groundwork for building sustainable businesses." - Underscoring the importance of prioritizing personal well-being as a foundation for entrepreneurial success.
"Bullet journaling literally changed my life. It brought me clarity and focus when I needed it most." - Highlighting the transformative impact of bullet journaling as a practical tool for achieving clarity and focus in personal and business life.
- Bullet Journal Website: This link leads to the official website for bullet journaling, which is mentioned as a practical tool for integrating personal intentions into daily routines.
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Episode edited by Niall Mackay
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