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The Keeping It Personal Show

Oct 10, 2022

Teri Johnson welcomes Tena Pettis to discuss her strategies for starting or scaling growth. Tena talks about her background in marketing and design, and how her hustle has helped her replace income in a field she was previously unfamiliar with. She discusses how to build community and establish trust so that each can focus on their strengths while balancing work and family responsibilities. Finally, Tena shares how she maintains balance in her personal and professional lives by stepping away from her projects when she feels overwhelmed. 


[00:01 - 06:17] Opening Segment

  • Introducing Tena to the show
  • Brief background and career
  • Finding the balance between personal and professional life
  • Tina transitioned from online to in-person networking after realizing that there was a missing piece to her business


[06:18 - 15:28] Work-Life Balance

  • The definition of hustle and how it can have negative consequences
  • Rethinking the use of the word hustle and considering different ways to approach their business goals
  • Creating core values that will guide their decisions in life, and base decisions on whether they believe they will help everyone involved


[15:29 - 34:26] Stop Glorifying the Hustle

  • Reframing the idea of hustling to something “softer”
  • The key to successful side hustling is having a strategic plan and being aware of what outcome one wants to achieve
  • Side hustles can be helpful for everyone in one's life, but they should not be seen as a replacement for God or other important aspects of one's life
  • There is no right or wrong way to approach developing a strategic plan


[34:27 - 36:21] Closing Segment

  • Final words of encouragement
  • What to do when feeling burnt out




“Stop the madness. Take a step back and try softer.” - Teri Johnson


“What does success look like for you personally and professionally? Because someone is working so hard for something that we have no idea when we’re going to get there. And when we get there we don’t know what to do.” - Tena Pettis


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