205: Metal Health with Achea Redd

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Achea Redd

In early 2016, Achea Redd was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. After hiding her condition out of fear and shame, Achea quickly realized it was only getting worse, affecting her physically to the point of a nervous breakdown. It wasn’t until she acknowledged the situation with her loved ones, seeking out treatment from her therapist and doctor, that things started to get better.

As a form of self-expression and healing, Achea Redd created her own blog, sharing her feelings about mental health and authenticity. The flow of support she received from the community compelled her to create Real Girls F.A.R.T.—a space to empower and equip women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves.

Achea uses her life experience and mental health disorder to help women find their voice and let it out.

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Episode Summary

Metal Health with Achea Redd

This week Rachel interviews entrepreneur, author, coach, and speaker Achea Redd on the topics of book-writing, business, and mental health for entrepreneurs. Achea’s book, The Precipice of Mental Health, just hit the shelves, and the author talks with Rachel about her experiences writing it.  

Achea learned it’s imperative that your heart is in it when writing a book and that for her the ultimate goal was to “put her story into the world.” From there, Achea and Rachel delve into some of the challenges of book-writing and discuss the value of an editor who can be trusted to provide both positive feedback and constructive criticism. It turns out writing a book shares a lot in common with running a business. 

The conversation then pivots to the topic of mental health, where Achea shares the indispensable truth that it’s okay to not be okay. She advises that when trying to improve one’s mental health it’s crucial to figure out what mental health healing journey works for you (therapy, meds, etc.) and how you effectively recharge. She encourages entrepreneurs to take a step back from their business when they need to and are able to prioritize their mental health.  

From there the conversation shifts to the subject of outsourcing, and Achea stresses to Rachel the value of time and the need for delegating tasks that can be accomplished by an outside source. Achea warns that micromanaging can become overwhelming, so it’s important to learn how to let go and let others improve your business. Lastly, Achea tells Rachel that she’s discovered that outsourcing goes further than work, that you can outsource almost anything to make your life easier (and you should if you can).

Thanks for listening, and be sure to check back next week for another episode of Rachel’s interview series!

Episode Resources

Connect with Achea Redds
Website: https://achearedd.com/  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/achearedd/
   The Precipice of Mental Health: https://achearedd.com/the-precipice-of-mental-health

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Music: The Smell Of Success by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com