Podcast 516: Erica Castner: An Entrepreneur Taking Control And Having Fun
Today’s guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady with such a similar story to many of the guests who have appeared on the how.
One of burnout, lack of confidence, debt and a myriad of other things, not least not seeing the family that she loved because she was working so hard.
As she says in her own words ” I was incredibly burned out. So burned out, that all I wanted to do was drink a glass of wine or two and crash, only to get up and fake a smile through my next day. I felt like I was on a hamster wheel. Always moving but going no where.
To make matters worse, my beautiful teenage “gift” daughters were crying because they wanted more quality time with me and their dad, but we were always working. That was the final straw. Later that summer, I made a commitment to get control in my life. I was tired of letting my circumstances get in the way of my happiness. I deserved to live out my dreams and I was determined to “rock my universe”.
But then something came along which did rock her universe, even though she couldn’t quite see the gift that had been placed in front of her at the time.
Which lead her to start changing her life and break free from the 9 to 5 grind that had done so well to trap her for the last decade or so.
And now she spends every day teaching business owners how to do the same.
How to create a lifestyle that fits around the business, and not the normal route where business comes first.
So has it been harder to change direction so drastically, or did things become easy when she started playing to her strengths?
And as we ask all the time, when you have the freedom to control your own calendar how do you get anything done?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Erica Castner.
During todays show we discussed such weighty subjects such as:
How her mother left her as a small girl, and how badly if affected her right into her adulthood, before making a decision to “Let it go”
How she recalls being aware that the people needed her help early in her career, although as she says “They couldn’t see it at the time!”
Why it is so important to ignore the majority of advice that you get given to focus in on the advice that you give yourself. The wisdom that is locked in our own hearts.
Why her coaching has improved massively when she grasped that everything she needed to do was always there in the present.
Why it is time for Mr Buble to move over this Christmas as there is a new Christmas god in town!!