Our very first guest on The Creative Steam Podcast talks about rebalancing business after a life changing experience. Anja shares the lessons she’s learnt along the way.
Founder of Refreshed Lifestyle; a website for women that hosts workouts, inspiration and sustainable tips to create a balanced holistic lifestyle.
Her pivotal moment was coming out of a coma from blood poisoning, where she had been for a week and then hearing a Jenna Kutcha’s podcast episode talking about ideas and saying you’ve just got to do it, that spurred Anja into taking the leap with her business.
Anja talks about creating balance from where you’re at, physically and mentally and how to live your life in a holistic way.
She started her business and learnt along the way. You have to be open to learning and continue learning, it’s one of the keys to success.
What do you love most about running your own business?
Help women to reach their full potential and live their life out of a place of self love and balance. The impact she’s able to have with her clients, blogging and social.
What has been the biggest challenge so far on your business journey?
Speaking up and confidently about what her business, despite it being her passion. It was about realising her worth and also about being vulnerable. Being afraid of judgement but it comes back to mindset.
What are your go to tools, tips & techniques to overcome the tough entrepreneurial days?
Me time, that includes meditation, asks herself questions, about what are the three things she needs to get done today. But overcoming the feelings with your mindset. Not finding your worth in your feelings. Anja using training to clear her head, fresh air and getting outside.
How do you get through your creative blocks?
Crossfit, training her body, going on walks.
Is there, and what was the most helpful self help/business book that changed your life or business outlook?
Brene Brown’s books, and living without shame and being open to vulnerability.
How do you make sure you achieve your goals?
Something similar to Asana in Norway. Pen & Paper, Coach and also her husband as he’s an excellent salesperson!
How do you make sure you keep connecting with women and make progress?
Being active in communities really helps but she’s also a full time student at the moment so has that connection there. She also talks about renting a coworking space if she didn’t have that.