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Permission to build slowly with Jadah Sellner

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Where in your business or life are you pushing too hard? Where are you willing to release the pressure of over perfecting and pushing so you can create more time and space for creativity and flow? If you’re looking for a new way of doing business, one that’s more aligned with you and your purpose, then episode 138 of the Lead with Love Podcast is for you.

In this solo episode, I’m talking about giving ourselves permission to build slowly.

Building slowly is counterintuitive to most people in the business space. It’s all about fast growth, high performance and increasing profits as quickly as possible.

And as a serial entrepreneur at heart, having built 4+ businesses, I fully acknowledge that all of those things are important. I’m a huge fan of profitability. I’m a huge fan of high performance. But it all needs to be aligned with purpose. It’s not about building fast just for the sake of building fast, as a way to gain that extra external validation. It’s about so much more than that. It’s about getting back to your why and to the root of what really matters.

In this episode I’ll share the concept of simplify to simplify, a whole new way of living by dedicating our time to whole living and 5 key learnings that I lean into when building businesses.

“I really think that a company that is built with amazing culture, intention, growth and love really gives the space to build slowly.”


What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • What simplifying to simplify will do for your life and business [3:03]
  • The concept of “whole living” and why it’s essential for us to be dedicating our time to doing it [4:46]
  • What to consider when building a long-term vision for your business [9:02]
  • The invaluable lessons I learned from building my first online business [11:03]
  • Why we should all be aware of what our real motivation is for building our companies [14:08]
  • A big mistake that entrepreneurs make when leaving the corporate world to go solo [15:28]
  • One of the big benefits to being an entrepreneur [18:23]

Resources + links mentioned:

» Love Over Metrics

» Push, Pause, Pivot with Jadah Sellner

» What's Enough? with Jadah Sellner

» How to Overcome Your Inner Critic with Amy Ahlers

» How to Overcome Your Addiction to Achievement with Julie Santiago

» Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham

Note: Here’s the breakdown of S.M.A.R.T. Goals I mentioned: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely.

Here’s the grocery store delivery service app I mentioned: https://www.instacart.com/ 

Key Quotes:

  • “What if we just simplify to simplify, and really get back to the roots of what’s important to us?” [2:33]
  • “I really think that a company that is built with amazing culture, intention, growth and love really gives the space to build slowly.” [3:39]
  • “As I’m building out my quarterly plan, I really look at the seasonality of my life and allow my business to align with that.” [7:59]
  • “There are usually people that operate really well with deadlines, checklists and to-do lists. I’m not one of those people.” [14:04]
  • “How good of a boss are you being to yourself right now? How good of a boss are you being to your team?” [16:28]

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