Tag Decision Making

Risky Business: the Mistake I Made When Nothing Was Working

Let me be honest with you, I didn’t anticipate starting this business. In April 2014, I unexpectedly parted ways from my first business endeavor, a public relations firm that I was the co-owner of (all in the same week that I hosted a gala that completely flopped – like literally no one showed up… Plus, I moved into a new house and I also fell down the steps early in the week resulting in a concussion… Super fun times). More on that period in my life here, should my mess help you accept yours. [PS – If you’re struggling with entrepreneurship, feeling burnt out, or just want a space to talk about the real struggles you’re going through in your business, come hang out with us in the Facebook Group.] For so long after that, I bounced from idea to idea of how to run my business and what was going to make it

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Combating Overwhelm: Why It’s Destroying Your Decision Making Process

Do you know what the one thing that ALWAYS comes up in every single conversation I have with another entrepreneur is? Overwhelm. The more I explore the mental cost of owning a business, the more conscious I’m becoming of all the internal elements that hinder progress, like how fatal the combination of overwhelm and anxiety can be. We make an average amount of 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day, and that’s just for the average adult. We probably partake in like triple that amount as business owners (maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but still). As a business owner, you never know what complications the day is going to throw at you. How am I going to deliver on the insane task of my client? How am I going to get the products for this massive order together in time? How am I going to make enough to pay

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