Episode 11: Intentional Solitude, Owning Your Value And Doing Things Differently With Ruth Poundwhite

Having created her business when she couldn’t get a job 11 years ago, Ruth Poundwhite now finds her joy from simply being herself. While she refers to herself as an “massive introvert” it’s her calm confidence that drew me to invite her onto the show. On today’s episode she shares how the philosophy of “doing things differently” has supported her to keep creating her own path and why presence is the key to joy.

What we talked about:

  • How she created her own career when stepping out of uni during credit crunch didn’t know what else to do, philosophy of doing things differently
  • Key moments that made Ruth feel more confident and value herself more
  • How going travelling for a year helped her move away from mainstream thinking and hone her business message
  • The joy of being more present and how to create more of it
  • Creating intentional solitude in your life
  • Being okay with being yourself

Resources/links mentioned:

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Kate Northrup

Drop The Ball by Tiffany Dufu