If you want to build a strong business no matter what uncertainty is going on in the world at the time, navigating through fear is key.
That’s why this week on the #PrettyAwkward Entrepreneur Podcast, I’m teaming up with Mickaela McNatt to share actionable tools anyone can use when navigating through fear and slaying their dreams. And all I want from y’all is make one little promise for me: that you will actually ACT on the seriously epic tips Mickaela shares!
But before we dive on in, let me introduce myself. My name is Megan Yelaney, and I have built two six-figure businesses and one multi-six-figure business by fully embracing my authentic self and not trying to hide the quirks that make me, ME. As for Mickaela McNatt, she’s an Intuitive Mentor, Business Coach, NLP Practitioner, Reiki Healer…basically there’s nothing this amazing girl can’t do!
So if you’re a female entrepreneur looking to learn, grow your business strategies and mindset, and scale your biz to multiple six figures while having fun doing it…you’re in the right place, girl! Because I made this podcast exactly for YOU!
And today, we’re talking ALL about the tools, strategies and tips you need while navigating through fear and building an epic biz.
First things first, Michaela is actually a client of mine but I’ve def learned just as much from her as she has from me! So before we get too far into the episode, I wanted Mickaela to share her own journey to doing all the awesome things she does. After leaving corporate life, Mickaela started out as a life coach but then followed her heart and let herself – and her business – evolve.
And giving herself permission to change and grow and follow her passions is what led Mickaela to her work today as an Intuitive Mentor and Business Coach really bringing in a lot of deep subconscious work as an N.L.P practitioner. For Mickaela, NLP work really helped her clean up deep-rooted beliefs about her lack of worth or experience so she could step into her purpose and passion and role as a leader. And as soon as she learned it and realized all of its benefits, she taught it.
This podcast was created with YOU in mind. The female entrepreneur looking to learn, and grow your business strategies and mindset, to get your business off the ground and scale to multiple six figures and have fun doing it. To inspire and empower you to take the required action you’ve been putting off to create products and make sales.
Each week we will be covering topics that will help you start, grow and scale your business. Some topics that you can expect to be covered include:
I can’t wait to hear about what you learn, what makes you laugh, and what tips allow you to grow your business and brand as your authentic self.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned while working and being friends with Mickaela is just how tangible people’s energy really is. If you have self-doubt and fears of judgment or any other gunk going on in the back of your head, that IS def going to shine through in every single piece of content you share. And you CANNOT grow a super successful biz until you shed those limiting beliefs and can show up as the confident, kick-ass leader you really are!
And if you’re thinking, “Cool, Meg, but how the heck can I do that?!?”, Mickaela’s got your back. Her top tips for shedding limiting thoughts include:
Why are those steps Mickaela shared above soooo important to actually follow through and do? Well, mainly because affirmations and mantra are total BS…if you don’t actually deeply believe the words you’re saying!
And before you start giving excuses about how busy you are, this self-work doesn’t actually take a lot of time. And the time you do set aside to clear out these yucky beliefs from your mind will make EVERYTHING you do in the future actually work…including the fun of manifesting. 😉
One really big teaching Mickaela learned from NLP is that our subconscious mind cannot process negatives. So when you say. “I don’t want to be stressed,” the subconscious mind doesn’t really understand the word “don’t” in there. And all it does is focus on the fact that you said, “stressed”…which triggers images and feelings related to “stressed” to pop up in your mind. And before you know it, your mind starts to trigger actions and behaviors by the body to drive you to that “end goal” – that you really don’t want!
So how can you stop this negative cycle, ASAP? Just be careful with your language and focus on the things that you do want. Because the same thing applies when you start focusing on, for example, a phrase like, “I want to feel peace. I want to feel grounded. I want to feel safe. I want to be abundant financially. I want to keep my family healthy.” You start to form those images and then the subconscious will form that path to the things that you do want.
And, no, you don’t have to keep track of EVERY single flippin’ thought to make this change! Instead, just do regular mental check-ins throughout the day. Ask yourself: “How do I feel? Do I feel really good?” If you do, that most likely means you’re thinking positive thoughts, so yay!
But if you have that check-in and realize, “Huh, I’m feeling really anxious,” you’re most likely thinking thoughts that you don’t want. And that can just be a little reminder to shift and pivot. Find something you can be grateful about at that moment – and it can be super small, even just the fact that you’re breathing right now – so you can shift your subconscious to the positive side.
If you’re conflicted about selling right now, follow Mickaela’s advice and tap into your intuition or your inner knowing because that’s the real source of your answer. And tapping into your intuition is especially important right now because, otherwise, most of us will operate from fear – and either:
But when you can avoid acting from fear, you can be creative and discover new ways to serve people. Before you start connecting with your audience super regularly again, though, Mickaela encourages everyone to give themselves permission to process the world’s events and check in to how you really want to show up right now.
If your gut is telling you to rest and recharge, do that and that’s OK. If your gut is telling you now’s the time to show up, to be a leader and to provide wisdom to your tribe, do that! Just one additional piece of advice: at this time, people are looking for clarity. They’re looking for answers. And if you’ve gotten some little nudges from the universe that have helped you find peace, your tribe is probably finding peace in it, too. So share your message with the acceptance that some people are going to disagree with it and that’s OK.
At the end of the day, people pay to be in your energy. So, in Mickaela’s words, as long as you’re selling and connecting with your audience from a place of pure abundance, do it, girl! Serve your people!
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As coaches, we are naturally very sensitive beings, and with the world literally full of fearful energy right now, you need to build a kind of spiritual wall to protect your energy. Not only will that keep you from feeling drained at the end of every day, but it’ll also help your clients because you won’t be showing up to client calls feeling exhausted and tired and anxious.
Mickaela has several different strategies you can use to protect your energy, including:
I feel like a bit of a broken record saying this, but please take action with all of the tips about navigating through fear from this episode! Because sometimes, all you need is to listen to your intuition or follow any of the other mic-drop worthy tips Mickaela shared to take your business to the next level and act in alignment with your true purpose at the same time!
So let Mickaela and I know what actions you’re actually taking from this episode by DMing us on Insta or Facebook!
And as always, stay safe, stay healthy and stay #PrettyAwkward!
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out the #PrettyAwkward Entrepreneur Podcast. I would LOVE to have the opportunity to connect with you, check out my #prettyawkward Female Entrepreneurs Create Impactful Passive Income free group on Facebook!
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Because I’ve been there too. I went from wanting to be a health and fitness coach...trying to take awkward booty pooping selfies, to embracing my #prettyawkward style and scaling my coaching business past six figures.