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Ep 20: The way you work matters - for everyone
Episode 205th September 2023 • Empowered Introvert • Heidi Jandel Weiland
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This month we're diving deep into work, entrepreneurship, self-care and shifting the culture of work. 💥💫💃

If you don’t feel like you fit into standard work culture, or if you’re self-employed and you end up recreating the same systems that you’re trying to get away from, then this episode is for you. We go way beyond a traditional way of viewing work!

I cover:

  • Work as a path of personal growth and soul expression
  • How aligned work is actually part of a bigger movement to transform the WAY we work
  • Why eventhough you work for yourself, you still find yourself overworking and feeling guilty for taking time for yourself

To help you take action, there are coaching questions to help you identify:

  • Why you’re feeling unsatisfied with work
  • Where your expectations around how you should BE in work come from (and whether or not you want to keep them)
  • What to do to move you towards more soul aligned work today, tomorrow and the next six months

I also give you a sneak peek of my new offer 6 Month Success Strategy for Soul-led Solopreneurs, which you can learn more about on


Excerpts from the Episode

"Your work is an extension of who you are into the world.”

“The way you work creates a culture, not just money in the bank. “

"We are ready to work in a way that is sacred & regenerative, that feeds our souls."

"Your work can be a journey of discovering and demonstrating how work can be done differently."



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[00:02:50] For September, this is the kind of stuff that. That we're going to be talking about. And in fact, I am going to also be continuing the conversation on Instagram. It's not a place that I've hung out a whole lot, so I am excited to make a home there. You can find me at Heidi dot Jan Dell, and I'll share that in the show notes. I am going to be exploring videos and posts and just, just try and have fun, be creative and really get deep into this. Topic of work for introverts unconventional people. 


[00:03:47] Being in business for yourself is very challenging there. And in order to, to be willing to experience these challenges whether it's like fight the financial stress, learning how to create a viable product that people want to pay you for consistently so that you have income and you can relax and sleep at night. Organizing all of the, all of the many things. The clients, your finances, the admin, like there's, you know, there can be a lot there. Being willing to, to do this versus working at a job or someone else takes care of that for you. It takes, it takes desire. It takes vision. It takes having a mission and being willing to try to expand your sense of self, of what you think you're capable of. To step into the unknown to discomfort, to learn new skills. And it is one of the most amazing journeys of growth really that you can go on it for me, it has been a tremendous one and continues to still be. 


[00:05:52] So when work is primary transactional, where you're trading time for money and your heart is not behind that. That can, that can be very hard to sustain for the long haul. And, maybe if you're paid an insane amount, like that will might compensate because that will give you access to other things, other opportunities where you can explore and express what's on your heart. 


[00:10:27] And making all kinds of other compromises when it comes to how we live, the rest of our lives are raise our families, spend our time. And how, yeah. It, your work affects all of the rest of your life. 




[00:13:05] So the first thing I want you to do, or I want to invite you to do. Is ask yourself about the bigger picture of work. So like who defines the expectations of work? For me. Where does that come from? What structures, what traditions does that come from? Who modeled work for me? Where did I learn to work this way? Was it in school? Was it from the movies watching high powered executives, work 80 hours and drive fancy cars. And how does all of this. Influence my expectations for myself. How does it influence. The way that I think that I should work. And when I work this way, What happens? How do I feel? If you know what your soul aligned work is, how does the way that I am working now relate to my soul aligned work, relate to. My vision or mission of work. Relate to work as an extension and expansion of everything that I am. If you are still exploring an understanding what your heart led work. Means for you. You. Can you, you don't have to have clarity on this yet. But rather. Invite yourself to become open to the possibility of something. More deeply satisfying something more deeply impactful. And you might imagine. Mentally logically what that could be. It's like, if I could do anything, what would I love to do? Or it might be through feelings. Like how would I feel if I was doing. My soul led work. If I, if I. Was in regenerative work. You know, what would be different? I would feel more calm, confident at ease. Powerful. It just identifying those feelings can help you too. Then have a signpost internal signposts of what to move towards. Because when you feel. A pulled, when you feel those emotions available to use through a particular activity or something that's inspiring you, then you can take action and move towards. 


[00:16:15] What can I do to make my business regenerative? What does this mean for me? 


[00:16:28] I've designed a six month success strategy for soul aligned entrepreneurs. And this is a strategy that we develop together that will help to lead you through the next six months. It is for folks who have been in business for enough of a time that you are successfully selling consistently. And your product works, people are buying it. And now you are at capacity that you're, you feel like you might be overwhelmed. You might be feeling disorganized, the systems and processes. 





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