Cultivating Workplace Culture as Solopreneurs

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 “You’re going to have to sink or swim.” Pamela Lynne Sorensen, President of High Frequency Consulting, and Matt Billman, Engineer at Heartcast Media and Creator of Chirpin’ DMV, discuss workplace culture as solopreneurs and what gives them discipline to stay productive and set a routine. Both guests talk about how they pivoted their communication and collaboration with clients and team members in a virtual world.

Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
1:57 Pamela and Matt talk about how the pandemic has affected their mental fitness in daily practice, time and mindset as entrepreneurs and independent contractors
5:25 Pamela and Matt talk about the feeling of working from home or virtually and when they used to go to the office and meet with people and how that has affected their mental wellness
8:54 Pamela talks about the workplace culture being a solopreneur especially in the pandemic and how she has created the discipline to keep on working each and every day
11:33 Matt also talks about the workplace culture also as a solopreneur and what gives him the discipline to keep on working especially during the pandemic and working from home
14:51 Matt talks about how he has been able to pivot in terms of collaboration with clients, team members and operating business and how the adjustment has affected his mental wellness
16:48 Pamela also talks about collaboration with clients, tam members and operating a business and how she has pivoted and how that affects her mental wellness
23:30 Matt talks about the trends in the different generations in the workforce, how they communicate about mental wellness and how they are adapting to these new technologies
24:54 Pamela also talks about the different generations in the workforce, how they communicate about mental wellness and how they are adapting to these new technologies
29:11 Pamela talks about what mental wellness means in her own terms and the five things that keeps her mentally fit
31:28 Matt also shares what mental wellness means to him and the things he does on a daily basis to be mentally fit
34:14 Matt shares the resources that help him flex his mental fitness muscle consistently
35:19 Pamela also shares the resources that help her flex her mental fitness muscle consistently too

Shows Mentioned:
www.pivotalmoments.org

Zoom is a videotelephony software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan provides a video chatting service that allows up to 100 participants concurrently, with a 40-minute time restriction.

Heartcast Media is a full service podcast production studio, we create high quality audio and video content for our clients.

The Peloton App and membership ($12.99/month) offers hundreds of workout classes that are interactive, yet intimate at the same time.

TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a video-sharing social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. The social media platform is used to make a variety of short-form videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, that have a duration from fifteen seconds to one minute.

Vine was an American social networking short-form video hosting service where users could share six second-long, looping video clips. It was founded in June 2012; American micro blogging website Twitter acquired it in October 2012, well before its official release on January 24, 2013.

Quotes Mentioned:
“When you don’t have a commute, you can’t really set a time management up.”
“It’s pretty easy to communicate with people because depending on our age, we’re always on our phones and computers.”
“People heard that the term transform to virtual and they took it seriously and they turned every single thing virtual.”
“You’re going to have to sink or swim.”
“Timing is everything.”
“Mental fitness, frankly, is how to get ahead of that down moment.”
“Every day we’re facing something like little hiccups here and there.”

Guests Social Media Links:
Matt Billman:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-billman-43962162/
Website: https://www.heartcastmedia.com/
Podcast: https://chirpindmv.com/podcast/

Pamela Lynn Sorensen:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelasorensen/
Website: http://www.pamelaspunch.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pamelaspunch?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pamela.sorensen/