50. Dacy Gillespie: It’s Never Too Late to Start

50. Dacy Gillespie: It’s Never Too Late to Start

In this episode… 

From a young age, Dacy Gillespie found validation as a musician. She pursued degrees in classical music performance in college, and thought her dream job might be playing bass in an orchestra. She soon realized, however, that was the wrong place for her.

As a highly sensitive person with tendencies toward anxiety and depression, some big red flags came up that indicated she was not in the right profession. But she felt stuck in this path she had chosen, in what she thought she “should” be doing.

It wasn’t until her mid-30s that Dacy finally faced her fears and embraced a completely new career path. It was a gutsy move, and one that paid off.

More nuggets:

  • The vital factors nobody takes into account when considering a job (2:43)
  • Red flags a highly sensitive person should pay attention to (3:30) 
  • Why Dacy thought she couldn’t work in any field but music (5:55)
  • Why being good at something doesn’t mean you’re supposed to be doing that thing (8:39)
  • The limiting beliefs that kept Dacy trying to work in music (10:41)
  • Two crucial questions to ask yourself when you’re miserable in your career (12:20)
  • How she uses validation, both from clients and herself, to allay her fears (18:57)

Dacy Gillespie runs mindful closet, a personal styling service. She helps people work through the overwhelm they’re experiencing with their closets so they can feel good in the clothes they wear. When working with clients, she encourages a mindset shift from thinking they need more options to shopping mindfully and building a wardrobe that functions better with less. Dacy is also a mom to two boys, 1 and 5 years old.

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49. Ella Glasgow: Be Open to How the Plan Unfolds

49. Ella Glasgow: Be Open to How the Plan Unfolds

In this episode… 

Ella Glasgow was a voice coach for years. She was really good at it and it was easy…but she didn’t really love it. She knew she was meant for more, but was terrified of pursuing what was really calling her. A war between what she was doing and what she was meant to be doing was raging in her mind.

There was a fear of taking a risk, rooted in an earlier experience of being shot down by a former employer. Finally, though, she realized she needed to do what she asked her clients to do—get clear on what she wanted, make a game plan to get there, and push beyond the fears to make it happen.

More nuggets in this episode:

  • The struggle between being good at what you’re doing—and sometimes even enjoying it—and knowing it’s not what you really want (2:37)
  • The war of confusion, complacency, and comfort that comes from that struggle (3:55)
  • How the boldness Ella grew up with eventually turned to fear (7:42)
  • The eye-opening sit-down discussion with herself that made her practice what she preached (10:05)
  • Why it’s important to be flexible in your planning (13:18)
  • How moving forced Ella to change her business model (15:25)
  • Why she was happy her mailing list went from 1,500 to 75 (16:50)

Ella Glasgow is a business and life coach who helps creative entrepreneurs get out of overwhelm so they can have a clear vision, the steps, and the confidence to make their creative dream their reality. Visit jo.my/ignitemydreams to claim your free Dream Ignition Call to discover what you need to make your dream your reality.

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Minisode: Changing Course Isn’t Failure

Minisode: Changing Course Isn’t Failure

Becky Mollenkamp is a mindset coach who helps womxn face the fears that keep them overwhelmed, stalled, and disappointed. By clearing those mental hurdles, her clients can create truly fulfilling businesses and lives.
Website | Instagram | 365 Journaling Prompts for Business Success (free download)

In this episode…

I announced early in 2019 that I was pivoting my business from general business coaching to specifically doing mindset coaching. This prompted someone on my email list to tell me that she always thinks of her own pivots and changes as failures. Guess what? Changing course isn’t a sign of failure, it’s a sign of growth.

48. Alessandra Braun: Stop Doing All the Things

48. Alessandra Braun: Stop Doing All the Things

In this episode… 

When @alessandracaprice went from doing all the things in her business (1:1 coaching, group programs, launching courses all the time, etc.) to combining them ALL into one package, everything shifted. She realized she wanted to serve more people, and wanted to make what she was teaching even more accessible to her audience.⁠

By no longer doing #AllTheThings, she can now serve far more people … plus, she finally has the clarity and direction she was craving.⁠

More nuggets in this episode:

  • How Alessandra soon realized that her fear of not doing enough was creating a muddled mess of a message (3:24)
  • Her biggest fears around things not working out (6:40)
  • How her offline marketing translated into online marketing (7:33)
  • Why imposter syndrome crops up when you’re marketing online (8:57)
  • What Alessandra wanted her clients’ investment to look like (11:07)
  • Why she did mindset work around thoughts vs facts (14:44)
  • The freedom she feels about creating one thing (18:30)
  • The questions you should ask yourself if “should” didn’t exist (20:11)

Alessandra Caprice is a Mindset Coach and Business Strategist focusing on helping new and on the rise coaches get visible with intention and master soul-centered sales. She infuses deep mindset work into everything she does so that her coaches not only become better coaches themselves, but they don’t let limiting beliefs and fears hold them back from starting, growing, and scaling their businesses.

Website | The Emerging Coach (free Facebook group)