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Rhianna Stenseth

Web Designer at Rhianna Stenseth Creative Studio  



Age: 32 

Country: United States  

Years in business: 2 

  

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Business email  


Social media links  

Instagram: @rhiannastenseth


 

 





What is your business about?  

 

I design brands and websites for women entrepreneurs who want to do business differently. I cater especially to the neurodivergent, “spoonies”, and anyone else who wants to do business their own way, and reject hustle culture, “bro marketing”, sleazy business tactics, and sacrificing ethics or our personal wellbeing for “success.” 


Please describe your life before starting  

 

I was so deeply burnt out. I had tried so many jobs but I never could find the right fit. While I had some amazing bosses, I also frequently found myself working for hypercritical, demanding bosses. Especially when I worked in education, self sacrifice was expected. I exhausted myself to the point of collapse. I knew I literally couldn’t go on. 


What made you decide to take the leap and start your own business?  

 

I was in a very toxic work environment that wore me down until my health was destroyed. I sobbed every day on the way to work and collapsed into bed every day when I got home. One day I walked out of work and knew I was never coming back. I knew I couldn’t work for someone else anymore. I was going to find a way to work for myself. I had no idea what I would do or what that would look like, but I knew I had to find a way. I wanted to be the captain of my own ship, no matter what.,  


How would you describe your life now, as a solopreneur?  

 

To be honest, at first I exchanged one type of stress for another. I was so hard on myself and pushing myself way too hard. I am now unlearning all the toxic hustle culture crap that lead to my burnout and focused on building a calm, sustainable business that is in line with my values. I’m working on slowing down. And I love not having to answer to a boss anymore. I LOVE being my own boss and having my own schedule. The freedom I feel makes it all worth it. 


How has your ADHD played a positive role in your business life?  

 

I love the creativity my ADHD brain is capable of. I can come up with so many ideas and solutions for my clients, and it brings me so much joy to be able to help them with my creativity. When I get into a state of hyper focus and flow, I feel unstoppable! 


What's your top tip for other ADHD women aspiring to be solopreneurs  

 

Let yourself be different. Let your business be different. It doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s. Make it work for YOU. I spent the first year of my business trying to make it look like what I thought a successful business was, and I burned myself out because it didn’t work with my brain. Your business has to work for your unique brain or it will burn you out. It’s okay to be different! 




 

 

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