Helen Tremethick

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Black text on a teal background reads, "Don't compare yourself to giants."
Posted May 25, 2023 by

Do not compare yourself to the giants. Your comparison will only leave you feeling mired in issues of self-worth and inadequacy. We are a species that enjoys comparison, knows comparison, thrives on comparison: us vs. them. this vs. that. We know light because we know dark and vice versa. But if you are going to compare, then compare yourself to yourself. Notice what you have done and therefore can do. Notice what you are ready for – or almost ready for – and then take the next step. These small actions are how you become bigger, better, more balanced. Notice […]

Black text on a teal background reads, "I had a meltdown about my revenue."
Posted May 18, 2023 by

A few years ago, I had a complete meltdown about my revenue. I wasn’t earning “enough”. My peers were claiming revenue 3 times mine. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. I started looking for new programs, new coaches, new mindset practices, new ways of making me “better”.  I’ve been around long enough to know that isn’t uncommon. Chances are, you’ve been through this too. Maybe you’re experiencing it right now.  As anticapitalist as I claim to be, money is still important. You still need to keep your roof over your head and food on your table. Until […]

Black text on a yellow background reads, "Please repeat yourself."
Posted May 11, 2023 by

How much of your own brilliance are you sitting on? Think about it: all those blog posts, newsletters, workshops, slide decks, pitch letters, late night ideas written in the dark on your phone (hi, it’s me). A few weeks back, I caught myself telling a client to take a look at old, popular posts and repurpose them. I said things like: 💬 People are busy and they aren’t tracking💬 If they saw it and remembered it, they’ll probably like it again💬 You don’t need to create the wheel every single time And then it hit me. For the last 12 […]

Black text over a teal background reads, "You are already enough."
Posted May 4, 2023 by

You are already enough. It is not the work you do.It’s not your level of productivity.It is not your marketing game.It’s not “how figured out” you have it. None of these are what define your worth.You are already enough. Now imagine if you were to run your business with that lens, that filter, that basis FIRST, before any of your other planning, imagine what could you get done? If you held your innate enoughness as foundational to everything you do, what would you decide to do differently? How would you show up? What would you choose? Leave a comment. I […]

Black text on a yellow background reads, "What do you do when things go wrong?"
Posted April 27, 2023 by

I saw a video on Instagram recently of John and Julie Gottman. They were speaking about how they’ve found that the success behind a relationship isn’t about conflict at all; it was about repair. It was offering a cup of tea, even while in an argument. It was seeing the person you’re with as a team member, even during the strife. This sense of care permeates the relationship and allows the people inside it to experience more than themselves. As someone in a partnership, I found this valuable to consider. How can I act in repair and care regardless of […]

Black text on a teal background reads, "What's holding you back?"
Posted April 20, 2023 by

I’m going to learn how to repair an old tractor! Actually, let me backup… When I was in early high school, I really really wanted to study car mechanics. My high school had a shop and I was fascinated by the students coming up the stairs with grease on their hands. So I signed up for the following semester’s mechanics class. The day has come. I take a deep breath. I walk down the stairs, open the door, and step inside. You know that moment in Westerns where the v̶i̶l̶l̶a̶i̶n̶ hero walks into the saloon and everything comes to a […]

Black text on a yellow background reads, "Tell me what you're for."
Posted April 13, 2023 by

Once upon a time, I was the Executive Director of a small not for profit organization. It wasn’t my first foray into the nonprofit world, but it was my last. Or at least, my most recent. Prior to the ED position, I’d sat on Boards, volunteered multiple days a week, staged sit-ins, and spent weeks camping out in protest. In high school, I ran charity drives to donate clothes for unhoused folk. In Grade 9, I created a petition to get a teacher fired. Even before that, I was volunteering at the hospital and collecting pop tabs for wheelchairs. I’m […]

Black text on a teal background reads, "Change is inevitable."
Posted April 6, 2023 by

There I was, in a massive Toronto stadium, breathing in the anticipation of 46,000 fans. The sold out crowd was a mix of old school David Bowie fans in tie dye shirts and greying pony tails, hard core Nine Inch Nails fans in long black everything, and folks like us who met somewhere in the middle. The tour itself was a risk for Bowie and NIN, each of them stretching outside their usual fan base, the set list including songs never played from the stage before. But they had a sense that it would work – and after a rocky […]

Black text on a teal background reads, "Is your business intentional or reactive?"
Posted March 30, 2023 by

You know what people ask me first at the beginning of any podcast interview? How do you say your last name? You know what people ask me second? Okay – what the heck is regenerative business design? When you offer a service everyone already knows about, your marketing doesn’t need to include education…because your people are already on the same page. But once you start disrupting the status quo, education becomes a large part of your marketing strategy. Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of hesitations when I say the words “regenerative business design” and because this matters to […]

Black text on a yellow background reads, "Unraveling isn't losing control. It's gaining it."
Posted March 23, 2023 by

I was chatting with a client the other day about my Spark Intensives. They were on the fence because they’d looked at the long list of potential results…and they felt overwhelmed. They weren’t sure they were ready. I get it. Working with me 1:1 can be a fire hose. Spark Intensives are often so power-packed that clients need a day or two off to percolate. This is why I often facilitate them on Fridays…and why I follow up with an Action Plan (and a check in call a month later). They’re intense. So when I talk about them, I tend […]

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