As a solopreneur, we have a unique opportunity to create our destiny. In general, we are risk-takers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and problem solvers. Working the common “9 to 5” is just not acceptable. In fact, many entrepreneurs say they are “unemployable!”
When you see someone that has business in their blood, it’s interesting to watch them try to conform to what’s “acceptable.” They always revert back to what they know and where they excel, which is finding comfort in independence and leadership.
There is an unspoken bond amongst the tribe of female solopreneurs - an “I get you” nod that comes with the title.
In the quest for creative independence and self-reliability, being the boss has its advantages. You are...
Do you feel like you keep spinning your wheels?
Like you’re a hungry beast for information anxious to read the next blog, grab the latest white paper, or watch the hottest “how-to video?” I can relate. I am a forever learner. However, I’ve been noticing something and wanted to share how to increase productivity with 1 simple hack.
Are you ready for it?
It’s “Output Before Input”
When we allow ourselves the indulgence of pushing more in before we take action and implement the new thing/concept/plan – it’s totally in vain.
Have you noticed some of the greatest learners get stuck? Some of the most “positive posters” are actually unhappy and lost? It’s interesting.
When we stay in our heads and don’t follow-through to the action phase, we are forever in the ingestion stage. To truly experience benefits, we must go beyond the mind. We must digest, assimilate, and create.
Education without implementation causes...
Many times, entrepreneurs feel that once they commit to an idea or niche that they’re attached to it for the life of their business. This is not so.
When we become aware that our venture is not in alignment or doesn’t feel authentic we need to make a change. These are indicators of when to pivot in business.
For 17 years, I operated a gourmet food company. It was very successful. Our primary goods sold were chocolate and it appealed to the masses! As my personal diet changed, which in turn restructured my mental and emotional wiring, selling sugar didn’t feel in alignment. What to do?
Well, for a while, I did nothing. I began to feel separate from my “day job” and what juiced me up. My Monday through Friday became a little black and white, paid the bills, and started to feel like a bit of a grind. I had a lack of integration with my passion.
So, when that scene no longer served me, my business partner and I decided to make a whole new, low sugar...
I love the creativity behind it, the adventure, the construction, the connecting with hundreds, if not thousands, of people around the globe.
Today, I wanted to talk about one of my earlier business ventures that paved the way for others to follow it’s blueprint for success.
My best friend and I started a confection company on a shoestring out of the kitchen of our rural home back in the mid-90s. We both had a love for great food, art, and sharing fun times with friends.
Long story short, we traveled the world promoting our handmade specialties and built our client base to 10,000 wholesale accounts and 3,000 retail customers.
We grew that business into a 7-figure money machine!
Our top year, we grossed 1.7 million dollars. Pretty amazing, considering our best selling item cost $1.90 wholesale – which means, we were pumping out a tremendous amount of product per year!
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