Holy Moses this is episode 100!! I’m pretty excited about it so I nixed the topic I’d planned for today in favor of something a little more personal – 10 things no one ever told me about owning my own business.
Or maybe somebody told me but I wasn’t listening or just didn’t get it.
Being an entrepreneur – well…it’s not for wusses. It’s hella easier to get a job, have a boss around to tell you what you should do each day, and be able to do things like take a (paid) sick day and a (paid) vacation.
But we are NOT like other people. We’re always up for a challenge — the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. (If you’re too young to remember that, it’s from an ad for TV sports where the skiier wipes out and appears to have died. It really sticks with ya). But I digress.
So today I share with you what I’ve learned from working with hundreds of entrepreneurs in my courses and coaching membership and from being my own boss since I was 25 years old.
#7 on this list could be an issue I’ll take heat on since it smacks of “first world problems” but I’m willing to risk it.
I’d love to know what you think.
Have a listen…
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Want a quick preview of what you’ll learn in the episode?
The 10 Things Nobody Told Me About Owning a Business
- There will be tears
- It’s not about the business, it’s about YOU
- You will want to quit
- The thrill of making a sale never gets old
- You want it for them as much as you want it for yourself
- You will do a lot of stuff for free
- You need a business coach AND a life coach (or therapist)
- It helps to have a short memory
- What it looks like from the outside and what it really IS are often totally different
- Nothing’s forever
Mentioned in the Show:
- Jane’s Imperfect Action coaching program
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Excellent Podcast! Every point! Thanks for showing us we are not alone in the challenges that we face. Now we can say “Oh yeah, Jane said that would happen” so YES I can get through this!
You are right. We are sooooooo not alone in these challenges!! I’m rooting for you all the way!
This was great, Jane! I can imagine how I aspire to show up and move these mountains, but keep my head and health at the same time!
Congrats on the 100 episodes!
Thanks, Deborah! Let’s move those mountains.?
Yes I definitely agree that you definitely need a life coach (therapist) and a business coach. I think the life coach should also encompass a n overall wellness plan … considering entrepreneurship takes so much out of you. You need to help yourself before you are able to help others.
This is a great episode!
Excellent point. Our physical health is just as important as our mental and entrepreneurial health. You’ve inspired me to not say “I’m too busy to exercise today”- gonna get some exercise!!