Career Change and Small Business Journal
I quit my job as a lawyer in 2017 to start grace + hudson and I've written a series of blogs on how I became a small business owner. I call them my weekly…
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This is five part series where I'm sharing what it's really like to be a small business owner and if that path is right for you. It's important that you have a realistic picture of what that entails. In part two, we're talking about whether your personality type is well-suited to small business ownership. It's not for everyone!
This is five part series where I'm sharing what it's really like to be a small business owner and if that path is right for you. It's important that you have a realistic picture of what that entails. In part four, we're talking a little about the criticism you're bound to receive from some family and friends as you begin your business ownership journey.
In this five-part series, I'm sharing what it's really like to be a small business owner and if that path is right for you. It's important that you have a realistic picture of what it entails. In part five, I'm sharing what it's like to have no "boss" at work. Sounds great, doesn't it? It is if you're independent-minded! But the lack of a boss and the lack of a clear "to do list" at work certainly isn't for everyone.
A lot of you are aspiring business owners, and maybe you've even started to work on your business website, logo, and the other basic start-up tasks. If so, you might be overwhelmed at all there is to do and what it costs. So I'm sharing the one thing I would invest in if I were launching a new business right now (ya know, beyond the obvious of having your own website etc).
In this journal entry, I'm speaking to everyone out there who wants to make a career change or become an entrepreneur. If that's you, money is likely one of your current hangups. Well, what if you changed your perspective? What if you started to focus on the feelings money would bring to you, rather than the actual dollars?
In this journal entry I'm speaking to the small business owners and aspiring small business owners out there who are trying to grow their businesses on social media. Here's the quick takeaway point of this journal entry: you've got to make it about THEM and not YOU. Every time you think about posting something on your business account, pass it through this filter: "Is this serving my audience in some way?"
I'm sharing some real talk about finding the motivation to make a big career change - whether that means starting a new business, switching careers, or finding a better, less toxic position in your current field. They say that the pain of changing needs to be less than the pain of staying the same in order for us to make a big change...
In this journal entry I talk about the unconscious need for approval. Are you more attached to receiving approval than pursuing happiness? In particular, I find this is a big blind spot for people in high-level positions. Becoming aware of this issue is one of the keys to unlocking happiness and creating a career and a life you love.
In this journal entry I'm writing about how things can happen so quickly when you're on the right path. I think a lot of people who want to start their own business or change careers like I did get so caught up in the fears of what can go wrong. Naturally! We humans usually don't love the idea of change. But we get so consumed with those thoughts that we forget or overlook just how quickly things can fall into place when they're right and when they're meant to be...
What do you think of when you hear the word abundance? Most people think about money, right? Wrong! Abundance is about realizing that everything you need is available to you, whether that be money, happiness, love, food, health, etc. The problem is, most of us don't truly believe this. Why should we? Society teaches us differently...
Many people lack a good set of awareness muscles so they end up doing things they don't want to. And then they feel drained, unfulfilled, or frustrated without knowing why. The key to feeling more freedom right now is acknowledging (i.e. having awareness) that you may have chosen something for reasons that no longer resonate with you or never did in the first place.