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The Ikonns

The Ikonns Podcast is hosted by Alex and Mimi Ikonn. We are here to help you create and live your dream life. Join us as we discuss life and business insights with each other and our special guests. Covering topics such as life purpose, building a life that you love, relationships, entrepreneurship, spirituality, health, parenting and much more.

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Apr 11, 2019

This one of our favourite ways to interact with you, our lovely audience, today we are answering your questions that you’ve sent in to us, again.


Here are the 5 questions that were asked this week:

  1. Should I drop out of university if I’m not feeling it? [0:48]
  2. What should I do next now I’ve finished my studies? [12:19]
  3. How do I overcome resistance when creating? [21:52]
  4. How do I overcome social awkwardness while I’m developing my career? [28:15]
  5. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? [37:35]


These are some super exciting questions that really got us thinking. Alex and Mimi discuss their thoughts and experiences around the questions you sent in. Let’s start!

Should I drop out of university if I’m not feeling it?


  • Mimi drops out of college on 3rd semester
  • What does school mean to employers interviewing for new positions
  • Investing in yourself by saving yourself from huge amounts of debt
  • Being excited about what your studying is the only way to learn
  • Parents usually want status disguised as a college education
  • Possibilities for the education system to embrace the changes in society
  • Building relationships is the best thing about college


School doesn’t prepare you for a lot of things we need in life, like communication and selling yourself, these are the important things, you’re always selling yourself or an idea” - Mimi - [14:22]

What should I do next now I’ve finished my studies?


  • Following your curiosity, let that be your guiding path
  • Once you’ve found an idea, for results you need to commit to it
  • There’s 1000’s of people trying for the same position, what can you do to stand out?
  • Using your youth as time for experimentation
  • Play risky while you have nothing to lose
  • Entrepreneurship is sexy but not for everyone


While your in your 20’s, that’s not a time to play safe, that’s a time to be shooting for your dreams” - Alex - [18:19]

How do I overcome resistance when creating?


  • Getting out of your own way is the only way to start creating
  • The perfectionist myth that stops people in their tracks
  • Are you impacting people’s lives in positive way with the content you make
  • The people who keep going are really the only people creating the best stuff
  • Even the best have their insecurities
  • Create a higher purpose around your content creation
  • Do it for yourself not validation


“It’s sort of like having a treasure, you can keep it to yourself, keep it inside, or you can share it with the world, like giving a gift” -  Mimi [25:10]

How do I overcome social awkwardness as I’m developing in my career?


  • Going that extra mile will make people feel special
  • Not every social situation is black and white, be intuitive with interactions
  • Become fascinated and inquisitive with people in general
  • Don’t take it personally when people don’t want to chat
  • Create a vision for yourself for inspiration and how/where you want to be
  • Be yourself and be PRESENT when talking to someone

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?


  • Persistence is genius in disguise for Alex
  • Nike’s JUST DO IT is winning for Mimi
  • Virtual mentorship, soaking up information from everywhere
  • Don’t be delusional, but keep going, even when you don’t feel like!
  • Small steps at a time


“It’s not because I’m smarter, it’s not because I’m better, it’s because i just do it” - Mimi [41:50]