The Real Female Entrepreneur

237: How Managing Your Energy Instead of Your Time Impacts Your Life and Business with Amber Runyon

Season 6Lauren FrontieraComment

EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:

”Who am I to free people when I’m not free? And who am I to believe that I can change people when I’m not even being changed?”

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with Amber Runyon


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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Three years ago, Amber had no intention of starting and running a full-time business. She was working as a nurse by trade and planned to start Eleventh Candle Co., a company that works globally to redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction, on the side. Her business grew exponentially, though, and a few years in she was running a multi-million dollar business, and the pressure was unreal. She found herself in a really dark place and was ready to quit everything. Life included. Through a journey into deep self-care, therapy, and looking inwards, though, Amber was able to find a way to put herself first. She learned to manage her energy instead of her time, and it impacted everything.

We talk about:

  • why she started a candle company when she doesn’t even like candles

  • how leading from a place of brokenness leads to burnout

  • how she sets up her days differently in order to manage her energy and not her time

  • creatively celebrating failure

  • learning to rest instead of quitting


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WHO IS AMBER RUNYON?

The official line: Hospice Nurse who became a social entrepreneur. Amber founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Focusing on providing therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow.

The bottom line: Amber believes that if we teach little girls to dream they will the force that changes this world, she believes ore than that; that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again it will be a force that the world has yet to see.
 


MORE OF AMBER

The Mission: https://vimeo.com/194203575

The Mission Continues: https://vimeo.com/257033494

www.eleventhcandleco.com

Eleventh Candle Co. on Instagram and Facebook

Amber on Instagram


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