January 30, 2024
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I’m so excited to introduce you to Laken Chin Poy, a true powerhouse in the business and inner work arena. In this blog (or you can listen or watch our full chat) we’ll cover wisdom on building businesses, embracing life’s challenges, and mastering the art of growth like a boss.
Our girl Laken didn’t have it easy. I mean, she started from the bottom, dealt with some serious curveballs, and shaped her challenges into stepping stones for success. From postnatal depression and financial woes to a rollercoaster ride of relationships, bankruptcy, and more, Laken has been through it all. Her journey is a testament to resilience and the power of turning trials into triumphs.
Here are some of the lessons she’s learned over the years through her own journey and as she’s served hundreds of other business owners.
Laken emphasizes the importance of prioritizing oneself first and setting non-negotiable boundaries. As women entrepreneurs, it’s crucial to recognize the significance of self-care and establish clear boundaries to manage personal and professional responsibilities effectively. This involves scheduling time for self-care, setting boundaries around work hours, and learning to say no when necessary.
In the early stages of business, it’s common for entrepreneurs to try to handle everything independently. However, Laken’s journey highlights the benefits of learning to delegate tasks according to current capacity and priorities. Identify your strengths and delegate tasks that align with the expertise of others, freeing up your time to focus on core business activities.
Laken’s journey, marked by challenges and triumphs, underscores the importance of embracing a mindset of resilience and adaptability. As women entrepreneurs, it’s vital to cultivate a resilient mindset that can navigate unexpected obstacles and pivot as necessary. By adapting to changing circumstances and learning from setbacks, we can foster long-term success in our ventures.
Laken’s journey from traumatic events to business success highlights the value of building a supportive network and seeking mentorship. We can benefit from surrounding ourselves with a supportive community of like-minded individuals and seeking mentorship from experienced professionals. Establishing a network of support and mentorship can provide valuable guidance, encouragement, and resources to navigate the complexities of small business ownership.
For more inspirational content and insights, be sure to listen to Laken’s full interview on The Seriously in Business. You can watch below or listen above!
Remember, your journey as a woman in small business is unique, and by embracing these strategies, you can pave the way for your own success and fulfillment in the entrepreneurial landscape.
Laken Simmons (Chin Poy)is a Business Mentor and Inner Work Specialist empowering high-performing women to cultivate both inner and outer strengths for integrity-led businesses. With a decade in entrepreneurship, she’s built, scaled, and sold multiple six-to-seven-figure businesses. Her unique approach blends Inner Work, Outer Work, and Relationship dynamics holistically. Despite challenges like moving countries, experiencing abuse, bankruptcy, and tumultuous relationships, she’s risen through lifelong inner work.
Today, based in NZ with her husband and teenagers, Laken nurtures a thriving coaching business. She’s passionate about guiding others toward personal empowerment, generational wealth, resilient relationships, and businesses they’re truly proud of!
CONNECT WITH LAKEN:
Laken’s Free Masterclass: Stepping into your identity | https://www.lakenchinpoy.com/sixfigidentity
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