[007] Overcoming Anxiety and Comparison When Growing a Business


When Polly Payne, Founder of Horacio Printing, launched her first Christian planner in November 2014 it was a passion project that she did as a side hustle while working in sales in New York City. Back then, she could not have imagined that just three years later Horacio Printing would go on to sell more than 20,000 planner, raise nearly $25,000 to fight human trafficking through A21, and help women in other parts of the world the world overcome cycles of abuse and poverty.

It’s an astonishing success story, so it may be surprising to know that as a Christian entrepreneur Polly battled anxiety and comparison as she grew her business.

In this episode of the Your Purpose is Calling podcast Polly talks about how hearing from God at a time when she was “living the excesses of New York” inspired her to launch Horacio Printing, how she learned to overcome anxiety and avoid falling into the comparison trap, and the journey from her humble beginnings of launching a side hustle to the full-time business she owns today.

Highlights include:

  • 03:23 The inspiration behind Horacio Printing
  • 07:19 Managing a side hustle and a full-time job
  • 12:00 Dealing with the isolation of a home-based business
  • 14:04 Building a business with a culture of giving back
  • 19:12 Practical advice for dealing with anxiety
  • 25:15 How to overcome comparison when pursuing your purpose

Listen to the full episode here or on iTunes. To hear more conversations with Christians that are finding purpose, redefining work and changing their world subscribe to the Your Purpose is Calling podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

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