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!