Managing Your Energy as a Business Owner with Susie deVille

The Journey to 'Buoyant' Entrepreneurship

Hello, dear readers and fellow entrepreneurs. In a recent episode of my podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Susie deVille, a beacon of inspiration for entrepreneurs and the author of "Buoyant: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Becoming Wildly Successful, Creative, and Free." Our conversation was not just a dialogue but a deep dive into the heart of what it means to thrive in business and life.

From Adversity to Thriving: Susie's Inspiring Backstory

Susie and I share a bond as "Carolina girls," and our roots in the real estate industry have shaped our perspectives in unique ways. Susie's journey began in 2001 when she became a licensed real estate agent. However, the 2008 market crash was a crucible that tested her resolve. Like many, she initially responded by working harder, but it was clear that a different approach was necessary. This pivotal moment led to the birth of her book, "Buoyant," which stands as a testament to her transformative journey and challenges the conventional hustle culture.

Strategies for Reclaiming Creativity and Confidence

During our conversation, Susie shared the specific strategies that helped her rediscover her creativity and confidence. She emphasized the importance of inspiration, meditation, movement, inspired learning, and the act of creation itself. These practices are not just about refilling our energy tanks; they are about reconnecting with our intuition and the very essence of our entrepreneurial spirit.

The Role of Creativity in Entrepreneurship

We delved into the significance of creativity in our lives and the detrimental impact of suppressing it. Susie passionately spoke about the necessity of engaging in creative acts without attachment to the outcome. It's about releasing energy and building the courage to take bold, authentic action.

Embracing an Alternative Path to Success

Susie's alternative path to success is rooted in authenticity and creativity. She shared her personal shift away from perfectionism and linear thinking, which led to a deeper connection with her true self and the effortless attraction of her ideal clients. This approach is not about going all in and maximizing productivity at all costs; it's about finding success with joy and flow.

Selectivity and the Power of Painful Experiences

As our conversation drew to a close, I was curious about how Susie transitioned from a challenging period to her current success. She explained the importance of being selective with clients and how the dramatic and painful experiences she endured were instrumental in shaping her path forward.

Managing Energy Over Productivity Hacks

Susie's insights extended beyond the typical productivity hacks and time management tips. She stressed the importance of managing energy and starting with small, realistic practices that bring peace and calm. These small steps, like a five-minute walk, can have a profound impact on our experience of time and the rewiring of new habits.

Overcoming Resistance and Finding Fulfillment

We also touched on the concept of resistance, drawing wisdom from Steven Pressfield's "The War of Art." Susie recommended this book as a crucial resource for anyone facing resistance in their creative endeavors. And as a fun fact, Susie shared her love for fly fishing, a reminder of the importance of engaging in activities that energize and fulfill us.

'Buoyant': A Guide for the Stuck and Self-Doubting Entrepreneur

Susie's book "Buoyant" is a treasure trove of exercises and insights for entrepreneurs and visionary leaders who feel stuck and riddled with self-doubt. It's a guide to discovering a much easier path to success by tapping into one's inherent creativity.

Our conversation was a profound reminder of the importance of joy, authenticity, and creativity in the entrepreneurial journey. Susie deVille's message challenges traditional notions of success and offers a more fulfilling and sustainable approach. As we wrapped up, I couldn't help but feel invigorated and ready to embrace the buoyant path to entrepreneurship.

To all my listeners and readers, I encourage you to seek out your own creative outlets, manage your energy wisely, and find joy in your entrepreneurial endeavors. Remember, success is not just about the destination; it's about the journey and the joy we find along the way.

Susie deVille
Susie deVille