Who Am I?
FITNESS JUNKIE. DOG LOVER. COFFEE SNOB. PART FOODIE. WINE AND WHISKEY DRINKER. SELF MASTERY NUT. TRAVEL ENTHUSIAST. ADRENALINE JUNKY.
If there were adjectives to describe you they would probably be:
Driven, Ambitious, Self-Sufficient, maybe even a bit Stubborn.
But, if we were to describe your current job or situation, it would be:
Bored, Stressed, Energy Draining…
You may even be pondering if the business you are in or *gasp* STARTED is the right path for you.
Since you’re here right now, something tells me that you’re full of entrepreneurial spirit, a positive mindset, and damn good ideas.
But maybe you …
- Have no clue. Exactly what you’re going to create is debatable, you just know it’s something.
- Feel alone. Your friends and family are supportive, but they just don’t quite “get it.”
- Are overwhelmed. Ideas aren’t the problem; it’s picking the right one.
- Stressed out, because everything is resting on YOUR shoulders.
If you’re looking to start or take an existing business and massively scale it, this probably isn’t the right place for you (although you will find tips, tools, and tactics here that are useful to help you in this regard).
BUT, if you are someone who is willing to accept the risk of starting and managing the type of business that remains small, supports the kind of work you WANT to do and provides a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle… then keep reading.
Do you fit the definition of a solopreneur?
- Are you or do you want to be the only person in your company?
- If you do want to or already work with others, are there fewer than 5, or maybe you only hire freelancers?
- Do you do everything from marketing to supply ordering?
Answered yes to these questions? You, my friend, are a solopreneur.
No matter where you are in your online or offline business journey, you want your biz to have a BIGGER impact, but not at the expense of your sanity.
You’re READY to take your business to that next level and maybe even quit your day job.
But you just don’t know how to make that a reality. You feel stuck.
Trust me my friend, I’ve totally been there.
How did this become my life?
I guess you could say my life naturally gravitated in this direction through lots of heartache and headaches.
From a young age, I was always finding ways to sell things online. I would buy and resell items, go to local computer expos and sell parts on eBay, and even sell illegal copies of video games to kids at school (just kidding… maybe).
However, I was always led to believe that what I was SUPPOSED to do was earn good grades in school, get accepted into a good college, and OF COURSE that would eventually result in the high-paying 9-5 job that would allow me to live happily ever after.
Or at least when I retired. Sound familiar?
It was during grad school that I eventually stumbled into the whole entrepreneurial world, which eventually turned into a full-time pursuit. I had grand visions of growing a HUGE business, having hundreds of employees, and massively scaling multiple locations around the country. It was this huge company that was going to allow me to live my “dream life.”
And here again comes the ‘but’…
Work consumed all my time; my relationships suffered; I wasn’t happy or present in whatever I was doing.
I was always “busy.”
I never took vacations, and the few I did manage were shorter than I wanted, nor were they ever carefree.
Somehow, I justified this by saying I had to sacrifice now to live a great life later.
That at least this was on my terms.
And that’s when it hit me. *cue light bulb over head*
I was doing the same thing as the alternative – working hard now to live a great life later. Except now, I was working 3x as much and even more unhappy than I would have been at a 9-5 job.
I dug deep. I thought about how I wanted my life to be, and then I reverse engineered it. *cue light bulb #2*
Instead of creating a job or a business that allowed me to live the lifestyle I wanted, I needed to create the lifestyle and align my business with one that would support it.
I didn’t need nearly the amount of money I thought I did. All the thoughts about building a big business was for my ego, and even though the business was generating seven figures, it wasn’t aligning with my lifestyle vision.
I wanted to travel for months, work from wherever I wanted, and have the means to support myself and a family while doing so. (Who doesn’t?)
This is hard when you run a business and have tons of employees that look for your guidance and rely on your vision to keep the wheels spinning.
Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a huge business with tons of employees. It just wasn’t for me. I just so happened to have taken the long and winding path to realizing it. My company ended up DRAINING my energy instead of giving me life.
It wasn’t all for a loss, as I acquired a diverse set of skills. I also learned a lot of what to do and especially what NOT to do.
Soon, friends and family were seeking my advice on starting or growing their businesses. I was never at a loss for words and was always excited to help any and everyone. Through my experience, I was able to shorten their learning curve and prevent them from succumbing to the pitfalls I went through.
It was during these interactions that I felt the most alive and the happiest.
And now I want to help you build your own profitable online or offline business, and create a life you love. I wake up excited to help and teach others create their dreams and shorten their learning curves.
If you’re interested, I specialize in topics like productivity, personal growth, and processes to help streamline your business as a solopreneur or small business. One of the BIGGEST challenges we face as solopreneurs and small business owners is choosing exactly what to focus on and managing our time to generate the greatest results in the 24 hours we all each receive every day.
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