On Episode 24, I’m talking to Topsie VandenBosch, a business mindset coach for female entrepreneurs. (Topsie on Facebook and Instagram) She is a private practice therapist and entrepreneur. And she is a firecracker and motivator. I could not love her more! I love how she speaks truth and encouragement to get us out of our stuck spaces.
Topsie’s tips for maintaining a great mindset heading into the holiday season:
Remember that you will be ok no matter the season. Keep a mindset centered on abundance and not fear.
Recognize that it is ok to slow down. You don’t have to keep up with the hustle and bustle that is around you. You don’t have to!
Remember it is ok to NOT buy all of the things. Stay within your means.
Topsie’s tips for maintaining boundaries at the holiday season:
Don’t spend time with people who drain you (or limit your time) even if they’re family.
Recognize that every time you say yes to something, you’re saying no to something else. Don’t say yes out of obligation.
Topsie mentions Side Hustle Pro podcast. If you have a little baby side hustle and want some encouragement, it just might be for you. I’ve also found a lot of encouragement through GR Boss Babes and Grand Rapids Women Who, local GR groups of rad women. Don’t hate on social media. It can be a source of connection if you do it right.
If you need more Topsie-on-a-podcast-fun, be sure to catch her on Balanced Bites episode 374.
Topsie’s favorite things include an iced matcha green tea latte with almond milk from Starbucks (I *heart* her specificity here), The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson, The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix (I’m going to take her word on this. Horror - EEEK!), My Favorite Murder podcast (we’re going to the live show together!!!!), Jenna Kutcher’s podcast, and Skinny Confidential podcast. Topsie also treats herself to cold-pressed juices because they’re so freaking delicious. She loves Bodhi Tree Juice Co. and Malamiah Juice Bar.
Go take that middle seat all holiday season long!