In this episode, Mandy, Nic and Nai discuss the power of community – both online and offline – for gentle-hearted folk and business owners..

Nicola shares some of her experiences in her younger years, both positive and negative around community, and the various ways living on a boat is actually much more communal than one might initially assume.

Naomi shares how she has grown into herself and now is much more intentional about the community she creates, as well as the wonderful experience of meeting people in person after getting to know them online..

Mandy shares a bit about how she can see the benefits in both the deep relationships built with a small group of supportive people (often online), as well as the more surface-level interactions that come from living in an apartment complex or in-person community..

All three discuss not only the ways finding genuine community has helped shape their success, but also the joy and comfort that can be found in connecting with others in safe, sacred spaces..


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  • What we think community is and is not
  • What we find supportive and useful about community
  • Having a place to go to talk about issues and challenges
  • Brainstorming offerings/group programs
  • Sharing resources and systems that work
  • Having a community opens your mind to the possibilities – not black and white and not mutually exclusive with making money 
  • Community helps us unpack concepts and figure out how things work for us
  • MORE


Learn more about ditching the hustle and doing business gently…

If this conversation stirred up a desire in you to explore what doing business gently might mean to you, you can get direct support, guidance and tools in the Gentle Business Mastermind.

It’s an experience that support new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to grow their businesses gently, sustainably and consciously. Along the way you’ll meet an incredible community of guest mentors and other gentle business masterminds from around the globe who you can get support from and offers support in return, while you explore growing your own business in alignment with your heart, vision, values and energy.

Registration for the gentle business mastermind is open in Feb-March 2020. You can find out more about it at where you can also download the free ‘Grow your Business the Gentle Way’ ebook. It’s full of inspiring tips and prompts to help you do business gently in your own way. 


After listening to this episode, we would love to know what was your biggest ah hah moment or takeaway from listening to the episode? Pop you’re response in the comments below – or share them on social media by tagging us @amandarootsey @naomilarnold @nicolanewman_  with the hashtag #DitchTheHustlePodcast.

Let’s keep this important conversation going and learn from one another as we do! Here’s to choosing your own adventure and ditching the hustle together.


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