Being Your Own Boss

Will Talks Biz Podcast Episode 80 Being Your Own Boss

“I hate school. What am I going to do? So I gravitated to business… I just started realizing I was good at it, and it made me feel confident in myself where other areas I wasn’t confident.”

Being your own boss offers great reward and challenges. One of the most important parts of the entrepreneurship journey is pushing through failure and finding success. That is not always easy though. The things that make my experience being my own boss worth it are the opportunity to impact young professionals, create a positive work environment, and pursue childhood dreams.

Starting a business and being your own boss comes with its fair share of challenges. There is a big need for resilience when confronted with obstacles. You will not always have the answers so seek guidance from those who understand the intricacies of entrepreneurship. There is a lot of value in the lessons from those who have navigated similar paths. This resilience is important not only in overcoming challenges but also in continuously steering the business toward success.

One day to build that resilience is gaining a deep understanding your purpose or ‘why’ in entrepreneurship. Your “why” can keep you going through the toughest times in entrepreneurship. Over time it is very likely that your ‘why’ will evolve and that is okay. Just remember to hold on to your compelling reason that fuels the passion for your business.

Having a clear purpose will be crucial when you face toxic mindsets and negative influences. It happens to everyone at some point. Lean into supportive networks and mentorship to help you stay focused on your mission. Their positive guidance is invaluable to entrepreneurial growth. Remember though, inspiration can come from various resources. Find books, podcasts, and interviews with successful entrepreneurs, as a means of gaining motivation and guidance. When you do this you surround yourself with positivity and valuable insights that propel your business forward.

The freedom, flexibility, and opportunities that entrepreneurship presents is an undeniable reward. It is nice having the autonomy to pursue interests for personal growth, education, and self-improvement. Too many businesses forget the transformative effect of training and development. Taking the time for personal growth is what will shape your entrepreneurial leadership and the overall success of a business. As you navigate your own path in business, remember to embrace your “why”, seek guidance from those who understand your journey, and find inspiration in the stories of successful entrepreneurs. Keep pushing through the challenges and celebrate the rewards of being your own boss.

Make sure to listen to this episode for an open conversation about overcoming setbacks, staying resilient, and the rewards of charting your own path by being your own boss.

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Episode Highlights

01:29 Challenges in entrepreneurship.

04:00 Navigating opportunities to return to corporate jobs.

06:43 Connect with competition, seek support from others beyond your circle.

11:53 Prioritize client relationships.

13:40 Find inspiration to keep going and growing as entrepreneur.

17:36 Entrepreneurship provides power and space for improvement.

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