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38. Mind Over Grind round-up

Hustle culture is bullshit.

This week’s podcast episode follows on from Tuesday 18th February’s ‘Mind Over Grind’ event, a panel discussion focused on entrepreneurial mindset and mental health, covering topics such as imposter syndrome, burnout and resilience.

Host Alice Lyons and collaborator Grace Hall discuss how the event has evolved and what are the key takeaways from the event.

A response to ‘hustle culture,’ ‘girl bossing’ and all of the damaging things in-between, Mind Over Grind aims to show the authentic and candid experiences of people at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

This episode also includes:

(1:00) Recap of the recent ‘Mind Over Grind’ event, thoughts, comparisons and takeaways

(5:45) The benefits of different viewpoints and perspectives, including retrospective moments and the normalcy of entrepreneurship day-to-day

(18:00) The importance of not ruminating too much on small details

(24:00) Traditional employment vs entrepreneurship – how differently you can approach mental health depending on your employment situation

(33:00) Letting go of things and taking time off when you need it, rather than using things such as money as an excuse

(39:00) Final comments about change, knowing about what you can contribute and facilitating that contribution

If you’d like to get involved for a future Mind Over Grind event, wish to collaborate for events or the podcast or just want to make an enquiry, click below!

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Welcome to Dark Coffee, the podcast that starts engaging and approachable conversations around mental health.

Join wellbeing advocate Alice Lyons as she attempts to normalise the conversation around mental health, from suicide to satisfaction and everything in between.

Dark Coffee aims to create a safe space to explore dark topics with curiosity, compassion and courage to empower people to build their mental strength, resilience and sense of connection.

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