Breaking Free From The Hustle Hamster Wheel (and Shifting to Scaling Sustainability) with Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq.

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Jun 21 2022 • 57 mins


Episode #229.

About Jo-Ná:

Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, founder, advisor, and Instructor who founded J.A. Williams Law P.C. in 2011 to provide artists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders with ways to successfully navigate their careers, secure their companies, and provide assistance with business and intellectual property matters.

She is dedicated to issues regarding the rights of entrepreneurs because she believes they are a population highly vulnerable to exploitation without proper knowledge. She founded her coaching company in 2013 to advise creatives and business owners on entrepreneurship. She’s been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Black Enterprise, Marie TV, and The Root. She has spoken on Facebook, LinkedIn, NYU, and Rent The Runway, amongst others.

She was recently named one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in the country by the National Black Lawyers and Intellectual Property & Business Attorney of the Year by Acquisition International in 2019. She’s an instructor for LinkedIn Learning and Learn@Forbes. She's licensed to practice law in New York.

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Favorite Quotes

“I went to connect with myself, with my spirit. I made that boundary for myself. I focused on myself and my well-being. And there was freedom in that.”

“ I did not plan what I would do during burnout. I had no idea how long it was going to take for me to get out of it. I had no idea what was going to happen along that journey. All I knew is that I needed to stop what I was doing.”

“When you're first starting a business, you’re thinking like you’ve got to say yes to everything, to all these opportunities, because they might not come your way again. But I got very intentional about saying yes. And I may say no. And when I said, no, my yeses felt really good. The things that I said yes to were juicy because I wasn't saying yes to everything.”

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Creating businesses to scale doesn’t have to bring you on the brink of burnout
  • The different facets of burnout
  • Giving yourself permission to pause - or even take a full stop!
  • How to avoid draining your energy so your business doesn’t suffer
  • Handling the external pressures that can trigger us
  • Handling the fear of “not knowing everything”
  • Building a business that’s actually sustainable

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