259. Being A Courageous Entrepreneur and Acknowledging Your Successes with Elise McSweeny

It takes extraordinary courage to take on a new venture, as well as a strong mind set to appreciate the successes as they occur.

Join Ronsley Vaz as he talks with some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the world, and picks their brain about doing what they love, navigating the challenges and anxieties of a self-made business and how to think outside the box.

If you’ve ever wanted to start your own business — or maybe you already have one, and you love listening to like-minded professionals — this podcast is for you.

Our latest episode features Elise McSweeny, the creative entrepreneur and co-founder of Australia’s most successful yoga brand, Power Living Australia Yoga.

Elise’s entrepreneurial journey started when she was just 18, where she entered into the hospitality industry, and built and owned multiple businesses. One of these establishments included The Barking Frog, one of the most successful bars in Manly, New South Wales. Presently, Power Living Australia Yoga (P.L.A.Y) holds her attention, as she is part owner and founding shareholder since 2010. As a prominent member of PLAY, she has overseen most of the business’ extraordinary growth, including the opening of multiple studios across Australia and New Zealand.

This episode shares some of Elise’s insights into the fascinating world of ontology and the nature of being, the different directions life has taken her, and the lessons she has learned.

This incredible episode also covers:

  • Phenomenology – the art of learning through experiences
  • Looking at the conceptual nature of learning
  • Her struggles with the nature of business
  • Specialised terms and how they open up new worlds
  • How she determined a new path after the loss of her mother
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Elise’s views on the set standards in which we measure success
  • How yoga enables her to access freedom and peacefulness
  • The value of having certification


Power Living Australia Yoga – Website
Elise McSweeny – LinkedIn
Power Living Australia Yoga – Facebook
Power Living Australia Yoga – Instagram


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