Have you ever caught yourself comparing yourself to the other people in the room while practicing yoga? Have you thought that maybe you're not good enough because you don't have enough Instagram followers? Have you thought about giving up on your business because your website doesn't look as good as your yoga teacher friend's does?
I've been there. On this episode, I'm sharing the danger of comparison and how comparison can truly be "the thief of joy" if we allow it. I share a few personal examples of where comparison has popped up in my personal and professional life and how I have shifted my perspective on comparison. I don't think it's possible to ever truly rid your life of comparison, but it is certainly possible to shift the way that you interpret comparison and deal with it.
On this episode, we talk about:
- Comparison in the yoga studio
- The danger of comparing yourself to others
- Why we need to stop comparing ourselves
- How to shift the way you think of comparison and turn it into an opportunity for growth
- Tips I've used to minimize comparison in my life and my business
What are your biggest challenges as a yoga teacher + yoga entrepreneur? I'm putting together a Q&A episode and would love to answer your questions! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is Carolyn's second time on the podcast, and I'm super excited to be chatting with her all the way from Livingstone, Zambia near Victoria Falls. Since the last time that Carolyn was on the podcast, she's taught yoga in India, Angola and now she's in Zambia teaching yoga and running yoga retreats.
One of the many things I love about Carolyn is her sense of adventure, and how with each move that she makes, she gets one step closer to her goal of opening a yoga and dance retreat. Her choice to move to Zambia is no different.
On this episode, Carolyn shares how she found yoga teaching jobs in Luanda, Angola, how she chooses where to travel to find teaching jobs, and what brought her to Zambia. She also shares how she has been able to set up up a continuous yoga retreat in Zambia, and what she has learned through this experience.
If you are considering starting a yoga retreat, and especially one in an international country, you don't want to miss this episode!
Lauren Lapointe and I met through Udemy after we both launched courses on yoga. Since then, Lauren has put out 4 courses on Udemy and experimented with Skillshare, as well as is in the process of transferring her courses on her own website. Lauren has been quite successful with her online courses and has over 12,000 students between her 4 courses.
Online courses are a great way to get your name out there, to learn a new skill, to expand your audience, and to make some passive income, but it's a daunting task. There is so much to learn about microphones, lighting, what camera to use, what software to record with, and then how to market your course.
On this episode, Lauren shares how she created her courses and what she learned along the way. She shares the research that she did (and would recommend that you do as well) and what she's learned through her course development. Finally, Lauren and I chat about the pros and cons to each platform and marekt place, and how to convert your course to sales through strategic marketing.
If you are even remotely interested in starting an online course, you don't want to miss this episode!
As well, I'm excited to announce that my boyfriend, Ryan and I have launched a new course on Udemy called Yoga for Men. This course teaches tight men and men that are new to yoga how to modify the most common yoga poses they will see in a flow class so that they can practice anywhere in a safe way.
If you or someone you know could benefit from this course, you can get it for only $25 using the promo code MBOM25 or clicking here!
Elsa Rose Eastabrook came to yoga from an athletic background, but it wasn't until she couldn't do sports due to an injury that she truly fell in love with yoga.
Now, Elsa shares her love of yoga as a teacher and attracts a lot of people who are a part of the athletic world. Elsa is big on doing what you do best and finding your niche within in the industry, and in this episode, we chat about how she has found her niche in athletic performance and yoga.
On this episode, Elsa shares tips on how to find your niche, how to be authentic with your students, how to grow and market your unique business, business lessons she's learned through her career, and much more.