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I know I’m not the only creative out there who struggles with anxiety. But I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it sucks. For a long time I felt so alone in my struggles. Like no one understood what I was feeling. I found the more I spoke up about it the more I connected with others just like myself. That’s why I’ve created this space, so you can come hang out while I chat about everything from business to relationships and all the awkward and interesting inbetweens of living a creative life. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll for sure cringe at an inside look of the life of an anxious creative.

The Anxious Creative Dawn Bradley

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

I know I’m not the only creative out there who struggles with anxiety. But I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it sucks. For a long time I felt so alone in my struggles. Like no one understood what I was feeling. I found the more I spoke up about it the more I connected with others just like myself. That’s why I’ve created this space, so you can come hang out while I chat about everything from business to relationships and all the awkward and interesting inbetweens of living a creative life. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll for sure cringe at an inside look of the life of an anxious creative.

    How To Avoid Burnout & Recharge Your Mental Health

    How To Avoid Burnout & Recharge Your Mental Health

    2020 disrupted all of our plans and the same is true for Jamie. At the beginning of 2020 the goal was to do a huge overhaul of her signature program, Oh Hot Gram and turn it into RISE Social Academy. She says this is where the burnout started. She redesigned the whole curriculum, built a new course from scratch and then did 10 weeks of coaching with her students.

    • 48 min
    Determination in the Face of Adversity

    Determination in the Face of Adversity

    Two years ago, Yara had one of the worst days of her life. She had an accident where she fell off the second story of her house and landed on her back. She shattered one of her vertebrae and was immediately paralyzed from the waist down.

    • 52 min
    5 lessons I learned from my 200k+ year behind the chair

    5 lessons I learned from my 200k+ year behind the chair

    Did you know that the average hairstylist makes $40,000/year? I’m on a mission to change that!

    I’ve been in this industry for 20 years now, self-employed for 11 of those. I’d be lying if I said it’d been all smooth sailing. The truth is there’s been a lot of ups and downs, especially in my journey as a self-employed salon owner.

    I remember the first year I hit the 6-figure mark, it was so exciting. But I didn't take home 6-figures.

    • 14 min
    6 Steps to Handling Refund Requests & Negative Reviews

    6 Steps to Handling Refund Requests & Negative Reviews

    You might know by now that most of what I teach comes from a place of failure, and I really want to help you avoid the mistakes that I’ve made.
    So that’s why today we’re diving into:
    The 6 Steps to Handling a Refund Request & Negative Reviews

    • 20 min
    5 simple steps to raising your prices as a hairstylist

    5 simple steps to raising your prices as a hairstylist

    Fear can make us do some really crazy things.

    Like not trying new techniques ‘cause we’re scared it won’t turn out, or not wearing that outfit because you get anxious thinking about what someone could say, maybe you’re scared of what your clients will think so you haven’t implemented that much needed price increase.

    Fear can hold us back from growing ourselves and our businesses.

    • 17 min
    My Life with ADHD

    My Life with ADHD

    This week we have a very special guest, my new internet bestie, Cara DiBella. We’re talking about mental health and ADHD.

    I know that ADHD has become pretty trendy recently and many of us creatives are realizing that we relate to a lot of the symptoms. I know for myself it’s been huge to know that I’m not the only one whose brain feels totally scattered and unfocused all the time.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Spankavoo ,

Do you do hair? Then you NEED this!

Dawn Bradley expresses EVERYTHING perfectly!!! She takes the guilt and negative emotion out of being true to yourself and keeping your business a business, without losing the love and caring that got you into this industry in the first place. She is just so damn relatable. I will be revisiting this podcast over and over again so that I can continue to run my business efficiently so I can enjoy my time behind the chair without stressing over the rest. Thank you Dawn!

leahvancamp ,

Highly Recommend

I’ve never been able to explain the feeling that comes with being a hairstylist. I love my job but people feel entitled to own your time in and out of the salon. Salon culture is a whole other level that encompasses your life. The amount of times I’ve cried from my job always made me feel like I just wasn’t cut out for it. It’s gotten worse with the pandemic because I’ve always had boundary issues with my clients... which was created by me. I felt very attacked hearing that, haha but the clarity that episode gave me hooked me in. I’ve never been able to find a work life/ balance podcast that was relatable to what I do, specifically. (Also, Canadian)

Highly recommend!

ChelseaSearleHair ,

Completely resonated with me

Thank you for this podcast- this is my first time listening to you and the ADHD title pulled me in. I’m undiagnosed but know I have had it my whole life. Thank you for shining light on this and mental health too!

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