Summer helps women overcome their unrealistic expectations of what they ‘should be’.
Summer Innanen worked in the corporate world for almost 10 years, but when she turned 30, things changed for her. Summer quickly realized she didn’t want to do this anymore and had to make a change. However, the so-called healthy habits she had built for herself quickly came apart and Summer found herself struggling with her self-worth and body image. Fast forward to today, Summer is a body image coach, helping women overcome their personal ‘diet demons’ and she is the best selling author of Body Image Remix.
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Shout out to the Making The Maven Facebook community!
*Summer helps women to stop worrying about the number they see on the scale.
*Summer is also the best selling author of Body Image Remix.
*When Summer turned 30, she came to the realization she had to make a change with her career.
*The habits Summer perceived as being healthy, were actually not healthy at all. She had the same hormone levels as postmenopausal women.
*Summer found out the issues she had stemmed from her own personal struggle with body issues and self-worth.
*Own who you are! Stop trying to be someone else!
*What kind of challenges has Summer faced?
*What are some of your hiding strategies?
*Summer knew her hiding strategies were stalling her from real, meaningful work.
*Summer’s fears continue to pop up, which is why she sees a coach every month to help her.
*Fear happens at every level, no matter where you are in your business.
*When I left my brick and mortar business, I really felt like I was killing my baby.
*When did Summer realize she had hiding strategies that were preventing her from succeeding?
*Summer admits there were a lot of tears along the way.
*Summer also used to have a weird relationship with time. She constantly thought she didn’t have time for anything!
*The biggest takeaway is to keep going.
*Summer loves reading biographies of celebrities, like Tina Fey, because despite being rejected time and time again, they keep going forward.
*What has contributed to Summer’s success?
*Constant content creation is a huge contributor to getting your name out there.
*You have to know and understand your audience well. Don’t be afraid to ask them for feedback!
Let’s talk about perfectionism. Summer Innanen really inspired me when she spoke about hiding strategies and her struggles with perfectionism. I know so many of you are trying so, so hard to show up in the world, and one of the things that’s holding you back is this false sense of perfectionism.
If you’re taking two weeks to write a blog post, that’s an enormous amount of time wasted in the online world. You’re setting yourself up for failure because there really is no such thing as perfect! I really want you to focus on ways to let go of your perfectionism. It’s only setting you back! Go ahead and post that not-so-perfect webinar, course, blog, video, etc. Just keep trying and keep pushing forward!
In the latest episode of my podcast, I quote Tony Robbins’ mentor Jim Rohn. He says, “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge, let your learning lead to action”. I can’t stress the importance of this enough and that’s what I want to talk about in this week’s Maven Mini. Indeed, when working to meet the goals that you have set for yourself, Learning Leads to Action!
It’s ingrained in us healers to be knowledge seekers. I’m addicted and I get shiny object syndrome all the time. At the end of the day though, it’s all about what you do with that knowledge. You can have all the knowledge in the world, but if you take no action, it’s simply useless.
You have to use your knowledge to conquer goals. If you want to make 100K a year, then you need to narrow your goal down per quarter, and then per month. And during those four weeks, how many clients do you need to see in order to realistically get there? It really does need to get that specific, that tactical, and that clear!
A lot of you – no, all of you are completely frozen, you’re completely overwhelmed. You have so many things you want to achieve and all this knowledge to get out there, but you’re scattered; and when you’re scattered, nothing is getting done. You need to go back to what is the goal and be very intentional with how you are going to get there. When you do this, then every single day you’re taking action, and chipping away at your goal. Learning Leads to Action!
The only person who can define your success is you.
On this interview, Stacy and I talk about the hustle and the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Stacy Hartmann started out in corporate, has been in business for the last five years, and has had her own online business for the last two. Stacy talks about breaking through barriers and as you reach new ceilings as an entrepreneur, how those barriers never really go away. Towards the end, Stacy even flips the interview on me and asks me a couple of questions! I think the biggest takeaway is that success is about defining how you want to feel, not how you think you should feel.
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Hustle never really goes away.
*Thank you so much for your feedback.
*Who is Stacy? She is a business strategist and coach.
*Stacy went from teaching at-risk kids success strategies to entrepreneurs.
*Does success really matter?
*Success is anything you want it to be.
*Stacy’s secret sauce was when she hired her first high-end mentor. She spent $7,500 to spend half a day with this person.
*Within two months of making that kind of investment, Stacy 4x her rates and did it fearlessly.
*Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know.
*We can’t really help anybody without closing the sale.
*What kind of business challenges has Stacy faced?
*Stacy has found that when she’s hit a wall and feels like giving up, she always finds a breakthrough shortly after it.
*So many people think that once they have clients or more income, they’ll be home free. However, both Stacy and I had those things and we still felt like something was missing.
*It boils down to your personal fulfillment. You can have a ton of business goals and still feel empty on the inside.
*Stay tuned to my personal story about success and what it means to me at the end of the interview!
I loved when Stacy talked about defining your own success. As many of you know, I built a very successful brick and mortar business, but after achieving business milestone after business milestone and hitting those goals, I still wasn’t fulfilled, at least not in the way I thought I’d be once I got to the end of the road. I still felt like something was missing and that something was just the fact that I wasn’t living my life the way I wanted to. I wasn’t putting my most authentic self forward and I knew something had to change. What I learned at the end of the day is that, success is about defining how you want to feel in your life and in your business. How do you feel now? Send me an email or comment!