001. Behind the Renaissance Empress Name

It’s been a really long time coming BUT I finally got around to recording the introduction episode for this podcast. It is only fitting that I use this episode to talk about the backstory to the Renaissance Empress name so that you have some context as to why this name and to also share a bit about my journey since it’s all connected.

So…what is The Renaissance Empress?

First off, if you are new here welcome. My name is Vicky and I am a mid-life GenX’er who has spent the last 20 years figuring out my place in this world. I get hired for mostly strategy work and I integrated a bit of mysticism and storytelling into the mix.

I started this podcasting journey a few years ago, before the pandemic. I recorded a few episodes under the moniker Sacred Brand Mastery. The name was catchy at the time but even back then I knew it wasn’t “the name.”

I knew at some point I would resume and specifically rebrand but when the pandemic hit in 2020, I was far from being in the mind space that I wanted to be in so that I could create something good.

I’m constantly torn between two conflicting perspectives. On one side is the hustle 24/7 you can sleep when you’re dead attitude that was very much fermented in me early on during my entrepreneurial journey.

On another side is the go-at-your-own-pace perspective which is the almost polar opposite of what I thought I needed to do in order to be successful.

The reality is that I needed to figure out a way to integrate both and learn to navigate business and life through this grey nuanced space where two competing visions can coexist at the same time.

I began to confront myself and reexamine how I was contributing to upholding values that no longer resonated with me. I began asking myself the million-dollar question: Who do you want to be and how do you need to embody that?

And as I waited for the right time to relaunch this podcast, I knew I needed to incubate myself for a while until I figured out what my voice would be. While others told me to just go ahead and launch, I said no and waited. While I told my own clients to just go ahead and launch their own ideas, I didn’t. I was still waiting for the perfect time.

I got caught up in the idea of waiting for this “perfect voice” to emerge with some kind of “perfect message” that would magically align with who I wanted to be.

There is a phrase that I use but that I also cringe when it’s used on me…done is better than perfect.

If it resonates with you, feel free to share this with anyone who may also need to hear this message. I may not be peppy like a cheerleader but with the right amount of coffee, I can be the voice that encourages you to flip the table whenever you need to dismantle what is no longer working for you.

If you are not new around here, welcome back and I hope this podcast finds you doing whatever brings you joy.

Until next time…

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