[Episode 93] Don't let barriers get in your way. How Toni Kent thrived to achieve a freelance life she loves ⋆ TechPixies

[Episode 93] Don’t let barriers get in your way. How Toni Kent thrived to achieve a freelance life she loves

There’s a brilliant exercise in this week’s episode that you need to hear (check it out at 30:14). It’s Toni Kent’s version of a TechPixies BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal, in case you’re wondering) and it helped her work out what she REALLY wanted.

Today, Toni, our guest on the Sparkle and Thrive Podcast, is enjoying a pretty sweet ride through life: 🎭 doing stand-up comedy about social mobility, ✍️ poetry about Hoovering up loom bands, and 🎤 writing raps for sales directors (a strong rival to the TechPixies birthday rap, no doubt! Woo-oo-oo-ooo!). But her life hasn’t also been so charmed.

Toni grew up with money – or the lack of it – on her mind, and its scarcity in her childhood has been a major motivator for her ever since. But what do you do when you make a six-figure salary and then wake up one day realising that your dream job is no longer quite so dreamy.

Here’s why you need to tune in

Hear how the female role models in the work lives of Toni and Joy (podcast host extraordinaire) left each with widely different impressions about making money. Discover the actions Toni took to give herself the best shot at freelance life, and don’t stop listening until you’ve caught Joy and Toni discussing why coaching is a must.

It’s simple: people are people because of other people.

Here’s what to listen out for:

[01:43] How Toni’s childhood impacted her feelings about money.

[05:19] Tune in for Joy’s brilliant point about role models.

[08:00] Find out what Toni does when she’s turned down for a job.

[12:00] Hear Toni’s feelings about earning a 6-figure salary.

[15:44] Learn why Toni decides to go it alone.

[17:30] How Toni sets herself up for freelance life

[23:46] Discover Toni’s freelance journey.

[25:34] Hear the promise Toni made to herself that changed everything.

[28:19] Learn about the social media superpower you already have!

[29:16] Stuck about what to do next? Hear this.

[30:20] Tune in for top tips on facing your fear and doing it away.

[32:54] Why you should be investing in coaching.


Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Toni Kent – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part One

Toni Kent – Reasons to be Cheerful, Part Two

Gay Hendricks – The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

Connect with Toni


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