The Truth About Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

How do our businesses affect our mental health? That's what we're discussing in today's episode with design agency owner Amy Cox-Tennant.

When Amy went from her day job to being her own boss and suddenly found herself without order, systems, processes or anyone telling her what to do, she didn't find it liberating. She found it overwhelming.

Her struggles grew so difficult that one day, someone found her crying under her desk in her co-working space.

In this episode, Amy shares the vulnerable and honest story of her mental health crisis, the tools, mindset and practices that helped her overcome it, and how YOU can bring more inner calm to your life and online business.

Want To Raise Your Web Design Rates? Do This First.

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Today I want you to meet Cat, the designer behind Gatto Web Studio and one of my Organize & Automate course students!

Cat was ready to stop playing small and working on blog designs only. She was ready to design for businesses and brands, take on larger projects and charge more for them. She was ready to level the heck up.

But she was also worried about the extra work that comes with taking on larger projects.

She wanted it to feel simple, not complicated. She wanted to be able to take on more than one large project at a time and handle it smoothly and stress-free.

That’s why she joined Organize & Automate.

If you’re ready to charge more for your design services and start taking on larger projects, Cat’s story will help you.

Interview Breakdown

0:33 - Cat decided to up-level her business and raise her pricing.

01:12 - The challenges Cat faced before she organized her business.

03:07 - The moment Cat realized she should be stepping into a CEO role in her business, not handling emails and admin tasks for hours each day.

04:41 - Cat’s opinion of Organize & Automate.

05:36 - How long it took Cat to complete the course.

06:01 - Her favourite thing about the course.

06:27 - The one thing that surprised Cat about the course.

07:07 - Where Cat would be now if she hadn’t organized her design business.

08:17 - Why Cat never stuck to the business systems she’d implemented in the past.

09:20 - How organizing her business has transformed how she feels about herself and her work.

10:52 - Why Cat joined Organize & Automate even though she’d had bad experiences with online courses in the past.

Organize your entire web or graphic design business in just two weeks

  • 2 hours spare each day.

  • Clients are becoming referral machines.

  • Double the income in half the hours.

These are just some of the results my Organize & Automate students have had, and you can have them too.


Why I Almost Quit My Web Design Business

Let's rewind 6 years ago. I was a year into my design business, things had finally picked up and I was fully booked. It was great! But it was also OVERWHELMING.

I had never taken on more than one client at a time until then. My idea of project management was back-and-forth emails, my work days went into the evenings and weekends, and my social life had pretty much disappeared.

My friend once said to me ‘we never see each other anymore’.

Here was my problem:

I knew that setting up systems to organize my client process would speed up my projects and free up my time, but I thought I didn't have TIME to set up systems.

Top 3 Project Management Tools For Freelance Web Designers

Top 3 Project Management Tools For Freelance Web Designers

You know you should use a project management tool, but you don't know where to start.

But there are so many out there. How do you choose which one to go for? How do you choose the best one for your business?

Well, you don't need to stress anymore because I'm going to show you the top three project management tools for freelance designers.

The Ultimate 5-Step Client Onboarding Process

The Ultimate 5-Step Client Onboarding Process

So you want to clean up your client onboarding process because it’s unorganized right now. You feel like you’re in a total mess, and you KNOW that if you’re feeling confused by your process, so are your clients.

You’re in luck, because by the end of this post you will know my ultimate 5 step client onboarding process and you can implement it in your own design business, so that you can stop stressing about every new client you take on and start wowing them instead.