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Ep. 43 – How to Overcome Toxic Hustle with a Selah Mindset

Would it surprise you to hear that I taught myself to live in toxic hustle mode?

Took me some time to figure that out. And it’s been something I’ve worked at ever since. 

It’s a way of living and “doing entrepreneurship” that is so easy to slip back into and is something I need to constantly monitor in my own life. 

And, it is a way of doing business that I talk about with my clients. A lot. Like a lot a lot. 

The Selah Entrepreneur Podcast - Episode 43 - The Lies of Toxic Hustle and How Adopting a Selah Mindset Can Help

Why? Same reason. If we don’t monitor how we are doing business, how we are living life. Toxic hustle loves to worm its way back in and feel “normal” instead of showing up as the exception. 

That’s what we are talking about today.
Toxic hustle and how to escape from it by adopting a Selah Mindset. 

In a world where busy-ness is often equated with productivity, many of us find ourselves trapped in a cycle of toxic hustle. We juggle multiple responsibilities, wear different hats as entrepreneurs, and struggle to keep up with the never-ending demands of modern-day life. But what if I told you that constant busy-ness is not the key to success? 

What if I introduced you to the concept of adopting a Selah Mindset, a practice that can help you break free from the lies of toxic hustle?

Let’s take a look…

1) Recognizing the Signs of Toxic Hustle

Have you ever reached the end of a day or week, feeling like you’ve been busy but not truly productive? That’s when the realization hits that you may have been caught up in toxic hustle. 

Toxic hustle is characterized by a continuous state of busyness and overwhelm, where we fall prey to the lies society tells us about productivity and success.

2) The Dangers of Toxic Hustle

Toxic hustle not only leads to burnout but also perpetuates a cycle of comparisonitis, fear of missing out, and perfectionism. It tricks us into believing that being constantly busy is a badge of honor, when in reality, it can have detrimental effects on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

 3) Embracing a Selah Mindset

So, what is a Selah Mindset, and how can it help break the toxic hustle cycle? 

The word “selah,” is found in the Bible over 70 times! It is a short little word that by some definitions means, “an invitation to pause, take note, this is important”. It also means to pause, reflect, and find moments of calm amidst the chaos. 

When we learn to incorporate pause and reflect routines into our daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly schedules, we can learn to work from a place of rest and intentionality.

4) Practical Ways to Adopt the Selah Mindset

  • Daily Habits: Engage in activities that help you disconnect from technology, such as going for a walk, spending time in prayer or journaling.
  • Weekly Reflections: Set aside time to reflect on the past week and plan for the week ahead to avoid reactive decision-making.
  • Monthly and Quarterly Practices: Dive deeper into introspection and analysis to gain different perspectives on your business and personal well-being.


The Selah Entrepreneur Journal

A new tool designed specifically to help Christian Women Entrepreneurs learn a Selah Mindset by adding pause and reflect routines to their schedule and workdays.

If you’re ready to break free from the grip of toxic hustle and infuse more faith into your entrepreneurial journey, the Selah Entrepreneur Journal is designed for you. This journaling kit offers guided prompts, scripture readings, and reflective exercises to help you cultivate a Selah Mindset and make intentional decisions for your business.

The Selah Entrepreneur Journal

You can learn more about The Selah Entrepreneur Journal by clicking here. 

In a world that glorifies busy-ness and constant movement, adopting a Selah Mindset may seem counterintuitive. However, by pausing, reflecting, and working from a place of rest, we can break free from the toxic cycle of hustle and embrace a more intentional and fulfilling way of living and working.

To learn more about how adopting a Selah Mindset can transform your approach to entrepreneurship, visit and start your journey towards a healthier and more sustainable way of doing business. Let’s break free from the lies of toxic hustle and embrace the power of intentional rest and reflection.

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