Episode 42: I Took A Year Off! – How To Embrace A ‘Fertile Void’ – Ainslie Young
When I read about Ainslie’s ‘Fertile Void’ I knew that I had to have her on the podcast to share with us her journey over 2018.
In the business and entreprenurialship world, the idea of taking ‘as much time off as I need’ seems foreign and pushed back against.
But what happens when you’re facing your second round of adrenal fatigue, a new mom, living overseas with a business which feels more like a chore than a joy-filled expression?
Do you hustle through it?
Pretend that it’s ok?
Or do you make a decision to ‘take off as much time as you need?’
I am so excited to share this episode with you, because Ainslie and I talk about it all in this episode. The deep permission we need to give ourself as females, female coaches / entrepreneurs / business owners & also moms.
We also discuss what a ‘fertile void’ meant to her, how long it took her to actually enjoy it and what she did when she was in it.
Consider this a rich discussion on writing yourself a ‘giant permission slip’ of grace, peace, discovery and no expectations.
I know you’re gonna love it.
Ainslie Young is a Feminine Embodiment & Business Mentor who is passionate about partnering with female business leaders and showing them how to work smarter not harder, by combining feminist marketing strategies with their inner body wisdom so they too can create successful and sustainable businesses on their own terms.
Ainslie can be described as a heart-centred strategist thanks to her university qualifications in psychology and marketing, her life coaching and feminine embodiment certifications plus her extensive corporate experience in marketing coupled with her own entrepreneurial adventure across product and service based businesses. In addition to her high-end mentoring and consulting, she also runs sold out workshops, retreats and intimate in-person business mastermind events in both Hong Kong and Australia.
In 2018 Ainslie was awarded a Hong Kong Women’s Leadership in Business award and has been a Finalist in the Beautiful You International Coach of The Year category 2017-2018 and Emerging Coach of The Year category 2016-2017, plus was listed as a Young Entrepreneur To Watch in Anthill Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30 Rising Stars.’ She has been featured multiple times in the Australian Press including The Sunday Telegraph and the Collective Magazine and she also writes for The Huffington Post, Event Head Magazine and Sassy Mama Hong Kong.
Ainslie is obsessed with her ‘cute as a button’ daughter Xanthe, writing and consuming words, almond croissants and swimming in the ocean (although she doesn’t get to do it often living in Asia!). You can learn more about Ainslie over at her website startingwitha.com.
Edited by: Resonate Records