Episode 34: Did the Most Important Thing Get Done Today?

“It’s not a matter of “can I do it?” It’s matter of “can I make it happen in the amount of time that I need to make it happen before I have to switch gears?” There’s a time constraint. It’s hard to endure those crunchy moments.” — Mary Grace Phillips

We catch up with Mary Grace Phillips to see how she's progressed personally and professionally in the first 1.5 years since launching her business from scratch, Be Well Studio .

 We’ve been following her progress since the first day she opened her business. (Catch up on her story in Ep 15 and Ep 4)

 If you ask any business owner, the first two years are the most grueling.  It will break you down to your core. Almost every day feels like a battlefield of self-doubt and uncertainty.

 Had a bad day? Well, guess what? Those bills still have to be paid. Where’s the next dollar going to come from?

 You feel like giving up so many times. But when do you know when it’s time to let go and move on? How do you know it’s time to pivot?

 Today, Mary Grace shares her tough financial journey through the initial stages of starting a business and how she’s learning to embrace the test of her mental endurance and resilience.

What’s tackled in this episode:

  1. Handling rejection and failure

  2. Allowing yourself to say “no” and how to take it from others

  3. Determining which noise to filter out and who to actually listen to

  4. Identifying when you should move on to another career or opportunity when what you’re working on no longer serves you

GUEST: Mary Grace Phillips

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HOSTED BY: Helen Ngo



Music by Muciscal_Chef

Track title: “Motivational Happy”