Meet the founder
Hi, I’m Suzannah, an award-winning Entrepreneur, Money Mindset Coach and EFT Tapping Practitioner with over 12 years’ experience of running online business.
As someone who has struggled with mental health issues, namely Complex PTSD, depression and generalised anxiety disorder, I know how vital it is that we connect with others in a space where we feel safe and supported.
For many years I found that support on social media and am incredibly grateful to have made so many valuable connections online.
However, there is a cost to using social media.
Maybe, like me, you’ve come to realise that too?
The first cost is ironically the one thing which I started a Facebook community for – mental health.
There’s no doubt about it, social media can feel draining and doom scrolling is definitely bad for you, yet strangely addictive. Whereas you used to feel uplifted by seeing what your friends and family were up to, inspired by the pages you followed, and supported in the groups you hung around in, now you may notice you feel worse after using social media, not better.
The very thing which was supposed to help us feel connected, now makes us feel more disconnected and isolated.
But what are the other costs? See below…
You’ve been led to believe that posting in groups and connecting with lots of people will help you to build know, like and trust; and maybe even get you some new clients along the way.
So you join lots of Facebook groups…
The result is you feel overwhelmed by a swathe of notifications, friend requests and intrusive DMs. You feel too scared, shy, or judged to post and compare yourself negatively to others.
And you end up feeling less connected, not more and haven’t made any genuine connections that feel good. Because you see other people posting so confidently and regularly, you get caught up in impostor syndrome which knocks your confidence.
Wasted Time & Energy
Have you ever fooled yourself into thinking you’re being productive by spending lots of time on social media? Same here! You think it’s a good use of time as you’re increasing visibility.
The intention is to use social media with purpose. To post frequently and log on multiple times a day to check notifications, maybe even leaving FB open whilst you work.
The problem is you get easily distracted by notifications (buzzes and pings), and spend a lot of time scrolling. Your good intent is lost. You may get some positive results in terms of engagement, but overall you’re disappointed.
And at the end of a busy week being online, you feel frustrated at yourself for wasting time and energy for little results.
You want to follow multiple gurus who’ll tell you what to do, because it’s so frustrating trying to do it all yourself.
So you follow all the gurus pages and join their groups. You sign up for every free download, challenge or course, hoping to pick up quick tips which will fix your problems
The outcome of this is complete and utter overwhelm and confusion. You’re trying to implement too many things at once and are learning conflicting information, often which doesn’t align to your values. In fact, you’re so overwhelmed, you’ve lost sight of what your values even are!
The frustration and self-berating starts as you realise everything feels out of alignment, which in turn impacts your self-esteem.
This is exactly why I started to think about the time I was spending on social media and the rewards I was actually getting from it.
BUT THERE IS A BETTER WAY…
A community away from social media
Doing things the Calmpreneur way
Because hustle and grind is so last year
Social media, particularly Facebook, is a busy and noisy place to be. Businesses are vying for your attention, marketers are trying all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to ‘beat the algorithm’ and increasingly people’s timelines are being filled with ads and random stuff that Facebook suggests.
And then there’s the hustle and grind culture, and associated posts; I’ll sleep when I’m dead…you snooze, you lose…I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave 9 to 5.
Nope, not for me.
Whilst I work really hard, I also make time to rest. My family and health come before work.
My core values are fairness, harmony, authenticity and calmness.
And as a sensitive introvert, I found social media groups were getting louder and louder. Stories were getting embellished and dramatized, posts were getting shouty and shamey, people were coming into my space and sending unsolicited messages trying to sell me services I didn’t want.
So that’s why I’m so passionate about creating safe spaces where the quiet ones can be seen and heard too.
The Calmpreneur community is a friendly, supportive online home which keeps all your business stuff in one place and not have it all buried under a sea of random notifications.
It’s calmer, quieter and gives you everything you need, under one restful roof.
I’m not one to blow my own trumpet, but if you can’t do it on your about page, where can you?! In all seriousness, you might be wondering “Who is she and what does she know anyway?!”
You can read more of my story on my personal site, but in the meantime here are some of the things I’m trained in…
★ Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping Practitioner Diploma ★ Advanced EFT Meridian Energy Tapping Techniques
★ Accredited EFT Tapping Facilitator and Coaching Training ★ Life Purpose Coaching Diploma
★ Joe Vitale Approved Belief Clearing Practitioner ★ Natural Mindfulness Forest Therapy Guide
★ Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England) ★ Trauma & the Body – Somatisation and Disassociation ★ Trauma, the Brain & Recovery ★ NVQ4 Adult Teaching & Learning ★ NVQ3 in Advice & Guidance ★ Psychology A-Level (Adult Education)
★ Outset Business Startup training ★ Mindfulness for Anxiety & Sleep with Tara Brach ★ Understanding Self-harm (Mind)
…Plus my somewhat interesting and varied life experience – priceless!