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Episode 168: Finding Inspiration When You’re Bored and Overwhelmed

Today I’m talking about how entrepreneurs can use certain types of boredom to fuel growth in their business and personal lives.

168: Finding Inspiration When You're Bored and Overwhelmed

Us entrepreneurs are tired, burnt out, and bored. We don't want the same old thing when it comes to the tools we use and how we run our businesses. We want to put more of an emphasis on making deep connections and friendships in an online space rather than just making a sale.

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Show Notes

Us entrepreneurs are tired, burnt out, and bored. We don’t want the same old thing when it comes to the tools we use and how we run our businesses. We want to put more of an emphasis on making deep connections and friendships in an online space rather than just making a sale.

In this episode, I share a recent epiphany about boredom and how certain types of it can actually fuel growth in our businesses and personal lives.

Topics covered

  • How the new social media platform from Meta, Threads, led to the epiphany that inspired this episode
  • The connection I made between the vibes on Threads and the rise in entrepreneurs pivoting their business or even closing up shop altogether
  • The difference in being talked at and talking with on social media
  • How boredom with the traditional marketing and sales strategies is fueling my desire to pivot how I do things in my own business
  • Responses I received when I asked other business owners what they do when they’re feeling bored in their business or disconnected from their purpose,
  • The difference between destructive boredom and necessary boredom
  • Specific ways boredom can help our growth

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 
Well, hey there, friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity podcast. My name is Lee Chaix McDonough. I'm so happy to have you join me for this episode of the show. And if you are a first time listener, well, welcome. Here at the Coach with Clarity podcast, we explore everything related to the profession of coaching. So some episodes we look at coaching skills and how we can continue to grow our mastery. In other episodes, we look at the business side of coaching and how we can grow profitable, sustainable businesses. It's a mix of solo episodes and interview episodes. And today it's just me on the mic. And it's funny because for the last couple of weeks, I've been thinking about what I wanted to talk about on this episode. And I had a whole bunch of ideas and they all felt kind of disconnected, yet I knew on some level they all needed to be present in today's episode. And so I gave myself time to just let them percolate a bit in my mind and to trust that when I finally sat down to prepare an outline for this episode, it would all start to come together. And that's exactly what happened. Or at least I hope it did. You'll be the judge of that. But I want to start by kind of setting the stage as to what inspired this episode, all the things that led up to it, and then how it led me to what felt like an “Aha,” moment for me. 


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