4 stages of autism awareness as a ‘neurotypical’ business owner

4 stages of autism awareness as a ‘neurotypical’ business owner

Being a home-based business owner and running a business during the biggest shift in the way we work in 109 years has been challenging for everyone. But realising you’re a person with autism and coming to terms with something that both feels like home, and also still feels so unknown is a whole other realm of re-working the way I work as a home-based business creator.

Is an easy business possible? The simply joyous business model says yes.

Is an easy business possible? The simply joyous business model says yes.

When I first came up with the concept of the simply joyous business model my first thought was “wow, that was easy”. The six months before this epiphany were spent trawling back through every last piece of strategy I knew, looking for god only knows what. This was a game changer I had been not so patiently waiting for.

5 concrete reasons articles change life.

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It’s after the words leave my mouth that I realise what I mean. Truth is, I don’t know what I stand for. Until I’ve said it. This is the power of articles.

Recovering from Social Emotional Exhaustion

Uncertain times calls for greater equilibrium

Let me know if you resonate with anything in this one…

The biggest challenge I have personally risen to time and time again in the last two years is being able to notice when I feel as though I’m “going down“.

In these moments I feel as though my hyper-vigilance is amped up to the max. And on quite a few occasions I was actually experiencing dissociation. 

Yep it had kept me safe all these years. But in the depth of all the uncertainty, I wanted to feel secure, confident and able to choose to maintain my sense of equilibrium. No matter what.

As I became grace under fire, each time starring down the flames in these moments that threatened to reduce me to ashes. I gradually created the pause to engage from 4th gear to neutral to observe.

I realised that I certainly had been relying on old patterns, habits and crutches that helped me survive from ‘before’.

And that I had been hiding this so strongly every day to ‘fit in’ and ‘act normal’ that it was exhausting me.

This was social emotional exhaustion at the deepest depths. 

This exhaustion often came from me unconsciously emulating the approach of others.

Contributing to spaces in the hope of being liked. 

Always being just a little bit not me. 

Leading with my not self

All in my wish to belong.

I worked with simply three clients in ten months. Here’s why…

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In an ‘industry’ famed for how many figures you make in ratio with how many clients you have. I worked with three clients in ten months to see what would happen if I slowed down the rapid transformation treadmill. I was amazed to instead see the horizontal growth that happened instead. The transformation sector is […]