Have you ever been told you’re too sensitive? I have and I’ve learned its not a sign of weakness, but a gift of strength! Heather Dominick overcame her own struggles with burnout when she learned about what it really meant to be a highly sensitive entrepreneur. She discovered pushing herself so hard in her work was a symptom of being highly sensitive.
Now she has dedicated her work to helping other folks who identify as a highly sensitive entrepreneur to wield their sensitivities as assets through her Business Miracles mentoring practice, based on the research of Dr. Elaine Aron on highly sensitive people.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- How some people are genetically wired to be highly sensitive.
- Bringing her business across the million dollar mark, but it made her miserable and overwhelmed.
- How to work differently for those with highly sensitive nervous systems.
- How to engage highly sensitive people more productively.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Manage your energy
- Practice self-awareness
- Align your habits
How Heather Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 8:00 – 8:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Mentor. 2) Write. 3) Communicate.
- Ideal work environment: In bed.
- Superpower: Her intuition and using it for discernment as well as making major decisions.
- Regains focus by: A nap.
- 90-day goal: Reach as many HSEs as possible through her connection and communication elements she has in place.
“One of the key pieces to being self-employed versus being an employee is that you cannot try to be self-employed and think and act an employee.”
“If we are going to be successful as highly sensitive entrepreneurs, we have to have a shift in perception, we have to look at ourselves differently.”
“When you are able to be your HSE essential self in your business, it is an act of creation.”
If you’re starting to feel burned out, Heather made these recommendations to start to recover and get on a path to not feeling burned out anymore:
1) Stop what you’re doing and take some space to gain perspective.
2) The social self is trained to think it means something is wrong with you, but it’s really an issue with the way that you’re doing what you’re doing.
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