Just as our bodies are designed to go through cycles of activity, play and rest, our businesses should be, too. In this episode, Sarah Magidoff helps us adopt the #SlowEntrepreneur mindset; a movement she started to help other business owners combat burnout, create better boundaries and add more margin in their daily life for the things that matter most.
“If I can figure out this magical strategy for my business than I believe everyone else can and we don’t necessarily have to buy into that ‘hustle mindset’ and be crazy, working all hours of the day. We can figure out these special formulas that are perfectly suited for our personalities and for our businesses and therefore create more life, more room, and more margin in our lives for the things that matter most.”
Sarah shares her career journey and how a desired lifestyle change led her to the work she does today.
Sarah explains what inspired her to coin the term “slow entrepreneur” and how this philosophy is combating the one-dimensional “hustle” mindset that has been modelled for us in the entrepreneurial space.
We discuss the concept of ‘rest’ and how it can actually be looked at as an active vs. inactive practice. Sarah suggests replacing the word ‘rest’ with ‘re-charge’ to help us better shift our perspective.
Sarah encourages preparation and communication in conjunction with setting boundaries in order to combat any feelings of guilt that we might experience from doing so.
We explore Sarah’s innovative workflow and the boundaries she has put into place to honour her own version of slow entrepreneurship, like her weekly ‘wandering wednesdays’ and quarterly ‘insta vacays’.
Sarah shares her vision for the future of the slow entrepreneur movement and what we can expect to see from her in the coming months.
Sarah leaves us with one simple action item to kickstart our slow entrepreneur journey.
ABOUT SARAH MAGIDOFF:
Sarah Magidoff is the founder of CANOPY, a boutique creative studio offering graphic design and branding solutions for emerging creative businesses. She also founded the Instagram movement, #SlowEntrepreneur, a community of entrepreneurs achieving sustainable success by cultivating healthy work-life boundaries.