127 Mentor and Be Mentored: When and How to Ask For Help as an Entrepreneur
A lot of women in business don’t ask for help, and it stands in the way of scale. Lauren Le Munyan is an entrepreneur coach who helps her clients “kick ass” – by aligning their true authentic purpose with their business. She shares advice on how to ask for help, get inspiration from quieting the mind and having fun!
Melinda Wittstock: Lauren, welcome to WINGS.
Lauren Le Munyan Thanks for having me.
Melinda Wittstock: Well, I always like to start with what is inspiring you.
Lauren Le Munyan The big thing is mindfulness, so silence, journaling, and being awesome.
Melinda Wittstock: Ah. What led you there?
Lauren Le Munyan I am a bit of a doer, so I found that I was distracting myself in action. The more that I just allowed myself to be silent, and to reflect, the more my creativity was spurred on, and I was able to activate my intuition, and let the flow ride begin.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, it is so true. It really resonates with me what you're saying. When we think about all the challenges that female entrepreneurs face, what are some of the biggest frustrations?
Lauren Le Munyan Well, I call it DIY-itis. This idea that we have to do it all and seem like we have it all together. This superwoman, superhero managing it all with the plates circling up, and just seeming like we have our fancy red lipstick on to match everything else.
Melinda Wittstock: Yeah, Business Barbie.
Lauren Le Munyan Yeah.
Melinda Wittstock: It's too much. Men don't put that kind of pressure on themselves. What are your top three pieces of advice for women in business?
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Lauren Le Munyan The first one is to ask for help. If you feel like burnout is coming on, to just pause and to look around and see who has been offering help, and to take them up on it. The other one is to rest before you get to that burnout phase, and to understand where those pieces are that you can let go, and just be in the silence, and to reflect. Then the third one is to just go have fun. Whether it's like dancing to a cheesy song, or going out with girlfriends, or just being a big kid in a ball pit, just go for it.
Melinda Wittstock: I love it. Being a big kid is awesome. Really, that's why I became an entrepreneur.
Lauren Le Munyan Yeah, seriously.
Melinda Wittstock: Every day could be different and you do go on a personal growth journey for sure.
Lauren Le Munyan Absolutely.
Melinda Wittstock: Lauren, what is your special offer for WINGS listeners today?
Lauren Le Munyan In addition to the podcast that I'm running, this SpitFire podcast, I am offering 50% off your first session when you come to my website and mention this podcast.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, that's fantastic. What is the URL? Remind us.
Lauren Le Munyan If you go to laurenlemunyan.com, you can shoot me a message on the connect button. I will be happy to send you the code.
Melinda Wittstock: Okay, great. People should just mention WINGS?
Lauren Le Munyan Yes.
Melinda Wittstock: Okay, fantastic. Well, thank you for putting on your wings and flying with us today.
Lauren Le Munyan Absolutely.