Polly McGee - Finding Your Good Hustle
Polly McGee is a yogi, entrepreneur, teacher and author of the book The Good Hustle. We first met Polly when she was leading a Yoga Business Planning Intensive workshop in Melbourne recently, and it was an amazing experience.
Polly has a way of really cutting through to the core of what it is that you as a heart centred business owner are trying to achieve - even when you aren’t quite sure how to articulate it. Polly is a bundle of joy and energy and just a pleasure to be around, so we were really looking forward to catching up with her for this interview.
In her book The Good Hustle, Polly combines the ancient wisdom and philosophy of yoga with contemporary business practices in a compelling blend of mindfulness, spirituality and entrepreneurial action. It really is a great read and we have a signed copy to give away! To win a copy of the book all you have to do is like our facebook page and while you’re there Tag a friend with a heart centred business who has a good hustle going.
Polly's Website: https://pollymcgee.com/
Polly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pollymcgeewriter/
Polly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pollymcgee/
Win a copy of "The Good Hustle": https://www.facebook.com/flowartistspodcast/posts/2238806852876139
For some bonus content on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/25952124
Click on a timecode to play from that time in the recording.2.24 Polly’s background and about growing up in Sydney.
6:50 How did Polly find her spiritual practice?
9:58 How did Polly get into startup culture?
12:36 Are there any more lessons Polly has taken from startup culture that can help run a heart centered business?
16:45 How do you distinguish between that single pointed focus of starting your business and realising that maybe this is not the product or service that the world needs?
21:05 What are some of the red flags we should be looking out for?
22:47 How do we know we are on the right track?
24:10 Have your first meeting with the people who are least likely to fund you!
26:58 So what is the Good Hustle?
32:58 On Yoga Teachers, women and self-worth
38:25 Please support us on Patreon!
39:10 About Intro deals
40:52 What does the Intro Pass do?
48:05 Are there people who won’t want to come in for an introduction?
52:00 Diversity and imagery of yoga.
53:42 “Be it until you are it” No one is ever ready.
55:42 Growth mindset, being able to fail
59:19 What is an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), and how does it relate to yoga?
1:06:30 The affordability of 1 on 1 classes. How can we get yoga to the less affluent?
1:12:50 On community classes
1:16:28 How Polly facilitates her workshops - the art of cutting through to the core of someone’s message.
1:23:00 What is the one core essence of Polly’s teaching?