Episode 2

The One About Self Determination

Meet Heather Thorkelson

Heather Thorkelson is a Canadian dual entrepreneur living in rural Sweden. She grew up living all over the world and in her early 30's, finally took the leap to self-employment and never looked back. In 2013 she was living in Peru working as an online business consultant when she went to Antarctica, fell in love, and by 2015 she had opened a second business - a polar expedition company. She has just finished writing a book for incurable entrepreneurs, titled No Plan B, which will be released in Spring 2020.

In this episode, we’re looking at the topic of personal responsibility and how, especially as entrepreneurs, we should be responsible for our experience, for our output and also for our errors (that’s a big one!).

It’s a lot “easier” to pass the buck, blame others and avoid admitting our screw ups but that is not adulting. Adulting means practicing compassion for yourself, but also taking full responsibility for how you show up in the world.

Listen on for:

  • Thoughts on running multiple businesses at the same time - it doesn’t have to be difficult!
  • The importance of owning the expertise you have - even if you feel you’re lacking in other areas.
  • What to do when you start feeling like there’s too much on your shoulders - overwhelm happens!
  • How to feel grateful for relationships in your life that might be difficult or unconventional.
  • The distinction between fear of the unknown and fear of something that’s actually dangerous.


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Ebonie Allard

I'm Ebonie Allard -Founder of Misfit for Life and Head Coach. I'm a Certified & award winning Master Coach. I am the creator of the 'Misfit to Maven Way' and the 'Value Filter™' system.

I'm a Misfit turned Maven. An Adventurer of life. An Author. An Artist. A Priestess. A Sister. A Friend...

As a teacher, healer and master coach I am passionate about facilitating you in self-actualisation.

I specialise in creating the conditions in which you trust yourself and listen to the inherent wisdom you have within.

I help creative heart-led misfits like you to simplify their lives, and eliminate guilt, shame and fear; allowing you to live your greatest potential and be bolder, freer and happier now!

I know that you crave work that's fulfilling, connected intimate relationships, and time to explore, indulge and express your creativity and authentic expression.

It is my mission to help you live a fully rounded three dimensional, successful and self-governed life.

At my core, I believe that it is your responsibility to shine, to bring your gifts to the world, and to encourage others to do the same.