How Entrepreneurs Can Make More Time for What Matters
How to Find and Transition to Work You Believe In
A few years ago, a friend who is a talented makeup artist shared a surprising reflection with me: about 90 percent of her time wasn’t spent doing makeup.
As an independent professional, she had so many other things on her plate. And even though her love for makeup artistry was what got her into the biz in the first place, it often had to take the back seat. Especially during those first few years of starting and growing her business.
4 Ways a Financial Team Can Help New Entrepreneurs
In our careers, it’s normal to crave more—more recognition, more responsibility, or more money and benefits. Many people also crave more meaning from their jobs, especially if they feel like they’re stuck in a rut or that their company doesn’t value the same things they do. If you feel like the work you’re doing isn’t meaningful, take some steps to make a change. While making big career changes can feel daunting, there are ways to make small changes along the way, easing an eventual transition to work that feels important to you.
From Isolation to Collaboration: Finding Your Support Network as an Entrepreneur
When I first launched my coaching business, I didn’t have a plan of action for managing my finances. As any entrepreneur knows, the first few months can be both hectic and exciting, and accounting and budgets might be the last things on your list. Dealing with money and numbers can feel daunting to some and boring to others. I tried to coast by using my mom, who manages our family business, for advice, and an accountant that she set me up with. And two years in to running my business, I still felt like I didn’t have a firm grasp on my own finances. Moreover, I didn’t feel like my team fully understood my business, and as a result, it was hard for me to feel confident about my money.
3 Times When the Grey Area Held the Answers
Flashback to 2014, a very cold winter in NYC. I’m excited to have just launched my own business, and am working out of my apartment. After almost a decade in traditional settings, it’s blissfully calm and quiet as I take client calls, craft strategy, and write emails. Actually, it’s too quiet, which means that my inner critic is working overtime as I try to make decisions. Is anyone going to read this blog post? Will anyone respond to this email blast? Am I making the right move here? Is anyone going to hire me?
Even when you’re running or starting your own business — something you designed from the ground up — it’s common to feel like you only have so many options. Despite the fact that you call all the shots, you can lose sight of this once you’re in the thick of the day-to-day or when you’re feverishly preparing your launch. Even if you’re in the very preliminary stages of planning your new venture, you might think that you have to do things a certain way. But why?