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Support and accountability can look like a lot of different things for different people, different seasons of life and business, and different personalities and tendencies as well. Mandy, Nai and Nic discuss what support and accountability looks like for each of them and how they like to bring it into both business and home life.

Each share how the support they have needed and sought out in business has shifted over the years based on what’s needed, possible and appropriate. Support can be about education and learning, it could be support in implementing the admin side of your business, bookkeeping, team members that you bring on, or investing in courses, coaches and mentors for personal and professional development.

Mandy shares some suggestions for getting support without paying money for it, through bartering arrangements, volunteering, pro bono options and sponsorship. Nai shares how she has asked for support from family with childcare and how that’s shifted over the years as her little boy has grown up.

Nic shares how during her latest launch it became obvious to her that rather than getting more support outsourcing in business, what would feel most supportive was going out to eat and not having to worry about food preparation on a boat!

They then share a bit about each of their relationship with accountability, including a quick overview of Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Framework which has to do with the different ways people feel commitment to goals and expectations set by self and others.

Finally, Mandy, Nic and Nai discuss how they review and revise their support and accountability as needed, and the wonderful types of accountability and support that they have create in the Gentle Business Mastermind.


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  • What types of support we each have in our business
  • Where we choose to invest financially in support
  • Alternative ways have we gotten support (when funds are low)
  • How our personality impacts the type of support we need – including examples of how Nic, Mandy & Nai are different here
  • How we hold ourselves gently accountable
  • How we are discerning in seeking business support from family and personal relationships
  • How the Gentle Business Mastermind is a support for us and others too
  • More!



Learn more about ditching the hustle and doing business gently…

If this conversation stirred up a desire in you to explore what doing business gently might mean to you, you can get direct support, guidance and tools in the Gentle Business Mastermind.

It’s an experience that support new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to grow their businesses gently, sustainably and consciously. Along the way you’ll meet an incredible community of guest mentors and other gentle business masterminds from around the globe who you can get support from and offers support in return, while you explore growing your own business in alignment with your heart, vision, values and energy.

Registration for the gentle business mastermind is open in Feb-March 2020. You can find out more about it at where you can also download the free ‘Grow your Business the Gentle Way’ ebook. It’s full of inspiring tips and prompts to help you do business gently in your own way. 

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Let’s keep this important conversation going and learn from one another as we do! Here’s to choosing your own adventure and ditching the hustle together.

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