How To Love Your Difference With Sallee Poinsette-Nash
Sallee Poinsette-Nash is a 6’2 Londoner and entrepreneur and no, she does not play basketball.
Sallee made 2016 her Tall Year, after a pivotal moment, when her high-profile client gave her just 2 hours to grieve for her gorgeous pooch before having to present.
That was the final straw. Sallee no longer wanted to pursue her career in the fast-paced world of brand advising and business troubleshooting to high-profile clients.
So in 2016, Sallee decided to say yes to all things tall, which led to her creating Tall Guides: an online magazine, backed by a global community of like-heighted women.
Tall Guides has been growing from strength to strength over the last year and Sallee was recently voted one of the most important start-up influencers in London.
I first met Sallee at Escape The City, after she gave an inspiring and motivating talk on the beginnings of Tall Guides and her journey thus far.
Bursting with vibrant energy and dazzling with authenticity, Sallee is someone who is aligned with her true self, having learnt to love her difference.
When I decided to create a podcast series, I knew I wanted to get Sallee on the show, as she has been a role model for me since the early beginnings of Lilly Wild.
We met in Fleet Street to record the interview, only to discover we actually live a tube stop away from each other in West London!
In our interview you can hear the energy of central London, which only adds to the exciting and enlightening conversation we had together.
So without further ado, let me introduce to you Sallee Poinsette-Nash and our conversation. I only hope you enjoy the episode, as much as I enjoyed creating it :)
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN
- Why it’s important to love your difference and how to re-discover your true self , even if that means rebelling against societal’s norms
- Sallee's 4 favourite ways to heal from depression
- The value of feeling your way through something and why you shouldn't think and analyse it
- How Sallee came to create Tall Guides and her journey so far
QUESTION OF THE DAY: What was your favourite lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments below :)
3 ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
- This week do one random act of kindness for someone else, whether that's buying the person behind you a coffee or taking the time to send someone a gratitude email/note. It's the small things that count.
Try something new this week. It doesn't have to be a big thing, take a baby step towards your goal and just feel your way through it.
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Who Sallee Poinsette-Nash is in the World Today
[0:44] I introduce Sallee Poinsette-Nash to you, my lovely listener
[2:30] We play the word game
[3:10] Who Sallee is today
Discovering your true, most authentic self
[4:00] How Sallee is a rebel
[4:54] How Sallee decided to be herself
[6:00] Sallee’s tips on how to re-discover who you are
[6:55] We chat about mental health and depression
[10:34] How Sallee healed
[11:30] Sallee’s favourite wilderness location
[12:30] The 3 things that significantly helped Sallee to heal
Sallee's Tall Year
[14:20] Sallee’s Tall Year: 2016 saying yes to all things tall
[18:45] The most surprising thing Sallee said yes to: The Tall Person Convention
[23:46] Lessons learnt from creating the Tall Girl Edition Book
[25:09] About Tall Guides
[26:21] What does it mean to be tall?
[28:47] Favourite experience on Sallee’s Tall Journey
[29:50] How height brought women together and authenticity & trust created a strong community
[33:49] Wild Fire Questions
- What people never ask Sallee that she wished they did
- Most recent positive purchase
- How to decide which is the best notebook
- What Sallee would place on a billboard
[37:05] Future Projects
[38:22] Where to connect with Sallee
SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
Find Sallee here