Hey there word nerds! Today I have the pleasure of hosting Kelsey Ramsden on the show.
I have long admired Kelsey’s work as she moves the earth, literally and figuratively. She has been named Canada’s top female entrepreneur by PROFIT, not once but twice. And Forbes calls her a “master builder of ideas, businesses and sky’s the limit futures.”
She has received numerous awards for her businesses in civil construction and real estate where she builds highways, airports and communities.
Her latest project is the internationally bestselling book Success Hangover: Ignite your next act. Screw your status quo. Feel alive again. and it is available now.
So listen in as Kelsey and I chat about this amazing book and how to commit to your dreams even when the world pushes back.
In this episode Kelsey and I discuss:
- The many ways a success hangover can manifest in your life.
- How to know when you’re stuck in the “mediocre zone”.
- The difference between love and lust for your career.
- Turning a sense of discomfort into a sense of discovery.
- Why so many people fail at their goals, and the steps to take so you succeed.
Plus, Kelsey’s #1 tip for writers.
About Kelsey Ramsden
Kelsey Ramsden moves the earth, literally and figuratively. Twice named Canada’s top female entrepreneur by PROFIT, Forbes says “Kelsey is a master builder of ideas, businesses and sky’s the limit futures.”
She has garnered awards and accolades for her businesses in civil construction and real estate where she builds highways, airports and communities. She is mother to three children, a cancer survivor and author of the internationally bestselling book Success Hangover: Ignite your next act. Screw your status quo. Feel alive again. which is now available.
And to get free exercises from Kelsey’s book head on over to www.successhangover.com.
Ignite your next act. Screw your status quo. Feel alive again.
The milestones of success are obvious: the huge promotion, the big merger or sale of your company—maybe even an IPO. Once we achieve these milestones we’ll finally feel complete, accomplished and whole, right?
That’s the biggest lie in business. The truth is, success creates a wicked hangover…and it’s not one that aspirin can help.
Kelsey Ramsden knows. After achieving every conceivable business milestone, scaling multiple companies to millions of dollars and being named Canadian Female Entrepreneur of the year twice (while battling cancer and raising three children), she didn’t feel complete. Others had her on a pedestal. She felt hollow. Frustrated, she studied why.
She studied this “success hangover” and talked to others who felt the same way. She explored why success doesn’t mean fulfillment and how “what’s next” can be the most difficult question to answer. She explored how our work becomes our identity…and how holding on to that identity can be crippling.
This book isn’t an answer key. It’s a new set of glasses and a wingman to help you find the cure that’s right for you. Kelsey explains why your big moment is often underwhelming (and why that’s completely normal) and how to shorten the period of numbness and despair that can follow. She’ll show you how to clear the fog, reclaim your drive and create a next act that makes you feel alive again. This book is your Success Hangover cure.
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