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Coming Home to Yourself – Ep. 163

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“There isn’t a destination in this ‘becoming’ place. Once we get to the place that we wanted to be, we have a new goal—Especially if you’re an entrepreneur. We are high achievers, we have high standards for ourselves, and we’re constantly moving the goalposts on ourselves.” Coming Home to Yourself with Helen Tremethick The Brave Files EP 162

GRATITUDE • FLOW • GRIT

Helen Tremethick

Top Takeaways From This Episode:

  • The most badass thing we can be is who we are.
  • Even though outside factors can help us realize the actions we need to take, it’s up to us to actually take action. 
  • It’s natural to want to mimic people we admire, and it might even help your project get off the ground. But it’s important to reassess your plan of action. Ask yourself, “Is this true to who I am?” 
  • Every day, it’s our job to take one small step forward. Some days those steps will feel like grand leaps, but it’s because those small steps compounded without us realizing.

Show Notes:

Rebel With a Cause

Helen Tremethick is a rebel. No, she isn’t a cigarette-smoking, leather jacket-wearing James Dean type, but she’s still a rebel. She points to high school as the beginning of her rebelliously authentic lifestyle. When a teacher told her she shouldn’t pursue drama, Helen did it anyway. She performed a dark, unconventional monologue in front of the whole school, and she got a standing ovation. 

From then on, Helen knew that the most rewarding thing she could do in life is just to be herself. Who she is, she jokes, is “proudly unemployable.” It’s fitting, then, that she runs her own business. Helen’s a Brand Voice Strategist & Business Coach who uses her name as a branding umbrella. 

The choice to brand her name is a recent one. Helen worked under a different name until her coach told her that the name was limiting her growth. At first, it was hard for Helen to reckon with the fact that she outgrew the brand she built. But when she shifted from the old name to just “Helen Tremethick,” she says it felt like “coming home to herself.” 

Love and Badassery

The idea of “coming home to yourself” informs almost everything Helen does as an entrepreneur. Her community, Love & Badassery, relies on intuition, authenticity, and intentional bravery to help elevate others’ businesses. Above all else, Helen believes in the power of reassessment. Change is authentic and necessary. Businesses might begin on one path and pivot to another, and that’s okay. It’s natural to begin your venture by mimicking the path of someone you admire, but you’ll likely outgrow that approach. When you get to that point, Helen says, it’s crucial to reassess your plan of action. Ask yourself, “Is this true to who I am?” From there, our job is to take one step forward. 

Only you can take action, and that can be scary. Helen recommends that you start small. Even the tiniest steps will compound, and you’ll take a giant leap before you know it.  

Helen celebrates by sharing her successes with other people.

Connect with Helen

Helen Tremethick is a Brand Voice Strategist & Business Coach who believes that the best way to grow your business is to be true to yourself. Helen calls the methodology behind her work “Love & Badassery” after the secret ingredients that improve your business every time. She runs her business from a permaculture farm/education center in Canada, where she lives with her family. Learn how to work with her here.

Giving is Good:

Helen supports Seeds of Diversity, a Canadian membership organization that seeks to preserve Canada’s seed biodiversity. They multiply rare seeds, educate beginner seed savers on techniques for growing seeds, and promote the necessity of seed diversity for our ecosystem. Learn how to be a member here, check out their events here, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

“In a society where performing to the status quo is what’s expected of us, being who we are is just about the most badass thing we can do.” Coming Home to Yourself with Helen Tremethick The Brave Files EP 162
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About Your Host:
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.
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