Shine Strong

Courage to Quit | Hayley shares insights about choosing life goals over her startup-business goals.

October 28, 2019 Season 2 Episode 21
Shine Strong
Courage to Quit | Hayley shares insights about choosing life goals over her startup-business goals.
Shine Strong
Courage to Quit | Hayley shares insights about choosing life goals over her startup-business goals.
Oct 28, 2019 Season 2 Episode 21
Hayley Nivelle
Listen to Hayley Nivelle speak about her decision to break free from her tech startup, allowing her to pursue her true passion.
Show Notes

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What we talked about:

How do you know when you want to pivot or just muscling through it?

We can learn so much from each other, and when we take the time to listen, you start to feel more part of the community.

“The second I raised 400k, I would have had to raise another round of it…That’s not why I did it…”

“I don’t want to do this anymore…”

“Had I not gone through that experience of being a founder, I never would have started my practice and not started them focused on starting growing businesses.” 

“As women, we want to be the best…it is very hard to know ‘did you want to pull the plug because you were scared or because it was not aligned with who you want to be?’”

How did you know which way to go?

This was not compatible with the life I had envisioned for the next five years.

Listen to your gut. Don’t do something because you’re worried about what it’s going to look like to others.

Saying no is as much of a decision as saying yes.

All these different things about how much money you should be making…you think, okay I have to get to that point…

I felt like I was in this purgatory of life…my sense of worth was tied up in my achievement…forced me to look deeper and question my motives and how much my self worth depended on what other people thought of me.

I wasn’t miserable, it was interesting and fun, I would go workout…at the same time, I had days where I thought I was the worst mom, I’m bored out of my mind…

We can get so in our heads about the silliest things…our subconscious tells us this is important.

More people need to know that it’s okay to step back.

What if you listeners started a business and it just wasn’t what you thought it would be?

We talk about entrepreneurs as if they are gods…but it’s not for everybody and that’s great!

Maybe, you have a business now and it’s just not working…that doesn’t mean that you’re not an entrepreneur.

Giving ourselves permission to quit is important. 

There may be listeners who have a business that makes money that they wanna quit, but they’re providing for their family..adds layer of complexity that I didn’t have to think about. If that’s you, I think you can find a way to work it out.”

“They were bringing me more anxiety than they were anything else “

“For any of you listeners, sometimes you have to let something go, before you can open yourself up for something better.”

If you are under a cloud of anxiety and you can point it to that person or job, you have to find a way to either change that…or make a change yourself…pull the plug.

It’s never okay to keep going with something when it’s just making you miserable.

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