125 episodes

This podcast is a collection of stories and experiences to help entrepreneurs trying to navigate a new way of entrepreneurship.

It isn’t just about the tactics and the strategies but also about the inner experience of being in business.

I’m not here to give you any answers but to provoke you to look harder for the answers yourself.

By sharing new insights and ideas with you we hope you’ll be inspired to look inside yourself to find out what’s really getting in the way.

While you have the knowledge to take your work to another level maybe what’s stopping you is a lack of self inquiry.

The Happy Entrepreneur The Happy Startup School

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

This podcast is a collection of stories and experiences to help entrepreneurs trying to navigate a new way of entrepreneurship.

It isn’t just about the tactics and the strategies but also about the inner experience of being in business.

I’m not here to give you any answers but to provoke you to look harder for the answers yourself.

By sharing new insights and ideas with you we hope you’ll be inspired to look inside yourself to find out what’s really getting in the way.

While you have the knowledge to take your work to another level maybe what’s stopping you is a lack of self inquiry.

    Feel the fear but don't believe it

    Feel the fear but don't believe it

    At Summercamp 2020, coach David Papa gave a personal, entertaining and vulnerable talk about how to be scared.
    He believes that the only thing that can stop you living the life you love is not the fear, it’s believing the fear.
    Fear is just a thought and a sensation in the body. But when you add belief to it, then it’s energy that controls your life.
    In this week's episode, David shares how this has manifested throughout his own life and how our relationship to fear needs to evolve in order for us to make the impact we crave.
    LinksJoin the conversation liveBecome a member of the Happy Startup SchoolJoin the next Vision 20/20 cohortWatch David’s Summercamp talk

    • 55 min
    Turning apathy into action

    Turning apathy into action

    In a complex fast paced world it’s all too easy to think that we’re unable make any impact. But this isn’t true.
    At Happy Startup Summercamp 2022, Liana Fricker, founder of Inspiration Space, gave an empowering talk about turning apathy into action.
    Liana believes that if we harness our inspiration we can inspire others and these small ripples can turn into tidal waves of change. To start we just need to ask ourselves two simple questions:
    What do I really care about?What can I do about it from where I am?
    Liana talks about the inspiration flywheel and how we can go from being activated, to elevated, to motivated and back again.
    We can then start with a small actions that inspire us to make bigger and bigger moves.
    Think big. Start small. Stay committed.
    LinksJoin the conversation liveBecome a member of the Happy Startup SchoolJoin the next Vision 20/20 cohort

    • 50 min
    9 lessons for living a life you love

    9 lessons for living a life you love

    When Ayse Birsel gave her talk at our Happy Startup Summercamp she was shocked that she only had 20 minutes to speak. Not only that, we told her that she should be sharing stories and not lessons.
    Ironically her talk is about lessons; lessons she’s learned from doing extensive research about older people and their attitude to life.
    She compiled these lessons along her research in her new book Design the Long Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Love, Purpose, Well-Being, and Friendship.
    As you can imagine this is right up Happy street and we’re fully aligned with her message.
    Laurence and Carlos love her work so much that they wanted to explore her lessons more deeply and give her more time to share her stories.
    Listen to learn more about Ayse’s work and how you can design that long life full of love.
    LinksJoin the conversation liveBecome a member of the Happy Startup SchoolJoin the next Vision 20/20 cohort

    • 45 min
    Starting a workstyle revolution

    Starting a workstyle revolution

    Lizzie Penny and Alex Hirst are the cofounders of Hoxby, a community and social enterprise that provides companies with the best talent and helps people work in a way that best aligns with their chosen lifestyle.
    They're both advocates of what they call Workstyle, and have just published a book called Workstyle: A revolution for wellbeing, productivity and society.
    They also consult with companies to help them be more resilient and inclusive by learning how to take advantage of the rich diversity of talent across the whole of society.
    During this episode, you’ll learn more about their ideas, how and why they built Hoxby and what it takes to create organisations designed to cater for individualised ways of working.
    LinksJoin the conversation liveBecome a member of the Happy Startup SchoolJoin the next Vision 20/20 cohort

    • 1 hr
    Re-rooting for nourishing change

    Re-rooting for nourishing change

    “We are all part of this massive wood wide web. We are all connected, we are all entwined.”
    Life is full of changes, some are unexpected and traumatic and others can be intentional and nourishing. Coach and Vision 20/20 mentor Lana Jelenjev would like you to help you navigate change by thinking of your life as a tree – whether ripped from the soil or mindfully re-rooted.
    Re-rooting means digging carefully around your existing roots, gently shaking away old unwanted soil and looking for fertile ground for future growth. Through sharing her own story, Lana invites you to consider how you can consciously make nourishing changes yourself.
    LinksLana JelenjevWatch Lana’s talk in fullJoin the conversation liveBecome a member of the Happy Startup SchoolJoin the next Vision 20/20 cohort

    • 19 min
    Say something no-one else can say

    Say something no-one else can say

    "When you’re writing something about your business. Anything. If it could be used – intact and just as coherently – by any of your competitors. It’s not good enough. Say something that only you can say, instead."
    Mychael Owen is an enigma. He started his first business at university, won a few awards and by 25 was advising other people how to start and grow businesses By 30 he'd started his first agency, employed 30 people with a turnover of £1.5m.
    On the surface everything looked great. But soon he started meddling. He was bored, restless and distracted.
    At 45 he realised that he craved being truly creative again, doing something he felt he was born to do. in short he was rudderless.
    So he did something drastic – over the next 6 months he closed all of his businesses. The change included
    'Wasting' (by the old rules) £100k on a business he didn't understandA couple of minor breakdownsChoosing to seek out a new tribe because his old tribe didn't understand him any more andThe unearthing of a four step journey back via 1. generosity, 2. value, 3. confidence, 4. preeminence.
    Mychael now has something that makes him money and makes him happy because he stops businesses becoming boring, and through his various other projects he meets his needs for writing, designing and hosting.
    Despite years of entrepreneurial experience, by his own admission he's still winging it and regularly has doubts and fears like we all do.
    But one thing he knows for sure is this: that the stories we tell matter. And that we should all tell more stories that other people can't tell.
    Join Carlos and Laurence to hear what Mychael has to say about telling authentic stories that connect with others.
    LinksJoin the conversation liveBecome a member of the Happy Startup SchoolJoin the next Vision 20/20 cohort

    • 53 min

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