In this episode, Taylor is joined by Eden Strader – a six-figure photographer turned business coach and host of the That’s My Personal Business podcast. Eden dives right into her story of growing up as a Mormon in Utah and how she got married at 19 which led to her starting her career in photography. Eden and Taylor get real about divorce in their 20s and the commonalities they both experienced being young and married in a religious community. Eden talks about how her divorce led to a pivotal moment in her life, leading her to take her business full-time, become a coach, and discover her true self. Eden opens up about coming out as gay this year and what her life has looked like since. Taylor puts Eden on the spot for some hot seat coaching Q&A for entrepreneurs listening who may be feeling stuck in their business, scared to show up authentically, or intimidated by social media.
Looking for the noteworthy moments in this episode? We got you.
2:27 – How Eden plans and preps her podcast and allows her energy to flow naturally.
4:53 – The great thing about being an entrepreneur or your own boss is that you’re in control of your commitments.
5:59 – Eden’s background and how she got started in entrepreneurship.
8:23 – Starting a business requires so much time and energy we don’t always expect when we first start out.
11:00 – Eden’s story of being raised Mormon, marrying young, and getting divorced in her 20s.
15:59 – When we see people on the internet, we don’t see the hard shit happening behind the scenes.
16:14 – Starting a business or finding success comes with sacrifice.
18:38 – The people we look up to online have been where you are right now. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
19:40 – Taylor touches on her story of first starting her business only 2 months postpartum and looks back on the sacrifices she had to make to make it happen.
21:02 – Learning how to pace your hustle to succeed and set boundaries to avoid burnout.
26:12 – Getting divorced and coming out within a Mormon community.
27:12 – Being loved means you’ll also be hated.
30:01 – You can’t please everyone, and being you is the best person you can be.
36:13 – Eden’s experience coming out as gay and how she discovered her sexuality.
43:18 Hot seat coaching Q&A with Eden: What would Eden say to entrepreneurs who are feeling stuck or who have hit a plateau in their life or career?
47:20 – Hot seat coaching Q&A with Eden: What tips would Eden give to those who are wanting to create content online but don’t know where to start or feel overwhelmed with social media marketing?
52:49 – Hot seat coaching Q&A with Eden: What would Eden say to someone right now who fears showing up or tapping into who they are in their business?
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