#57 Protecting your mental health when running a business

October 9, 2019

Welcome to episode 57 of Shoot Edit Chat Repeat, the podcast for people photographers & creative entrepreneurs. Hosted by two leading UK portrait photographers, Vicki Knights & Eddie Judd.

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day, so we have a special episode for you. We invited our lovely friend and business coach, Emily Hodge for a chat about how we can protect our mental health when running a business.

A 2018 study showed that 58% of entrepreneurs have suffered with their mental health, and 55% said that running a business negatively affects their mental health.

We wanted to dive into this a bit further and talk through the factors that the entrepreneurs stated that negatively affect their mental health. Things such as workload, isolation, lack of support, positivity pressure, money & failure. We discuss our experiences, and give suggestions and tips to help. 

You can see Emily Hodge’s website here.

Mental Health charities mentioned:

Heads Together
The Samaritans 

Thank you to The Design Space for sponsoring this episode. Click here for lots of free information about how to be the boss of your own website and for 20% off all their products.

Thank you to Shootproof online galleries for sponsoring Repeat Recs for this series. Get 25% off your first 12 months subscription by using the code SHOOTEDITCHATREPEAT. 

Our Repeat Recs for this week:

Vicki – Daylio app, Happy Place podcast

Yoga You Tubers – Yoga with Adriene, Cat Meffan, Boho Beautiful, Fiji McAlpine

Eddie – Positive Planner book, Cycle tracking app Clue, podcast Hormonal

We’d love to know what you think of this episode. Please leave us a review if you’ve enjoyed it, it helps other people to find the podcast.

Email:  hello@shooteditchatrepeat.com



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