In the realm of starting and running your own business, “success” has often been defined by how much your business grows. More clients, more money, more employees.
Of course, that’s a fallacy. At some point the returns of growth diminish, and you’re working harder, you’re less happy, and actually making less due to an increase in overhead and stress.
Wisdom in the realm of the 7-Figure Small approach is truly knowing what you want out of your business and your life. Plus, you need to understand where the line is between good growth, and growth for its own sake.
Today, Stephanie Sammons joins us to share how she’s building her solo financial advisor practice to become a sanely ambitious business. Tune in to hear ideas that will help you decide what your ideal business looks like.
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Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia wanted to build a billion-dollar unicorn startup. When reality set in and he lost his staff, he managed to shake his investors and ended up running things completely by himself. And he’s just fine with it.
Community is undeniably one of the most important components of entrepreneurship. This article by Allie Decker explores the significance of building communities not just to grow your business, but to foster the human connections we all crave.
You Deserve Work-Life Balance — Even if You Don’t Have Kids | Quartz at Work
Hustle culture is harmful in many ways, but a particularly toxic school of thought is that childless entrepreneurs should make working long days (and nights) their top priority over spending time with loved ones or doing other things they enjoy. This article dives into this harmful mindset and the ripple effect it has on all entrepreneurs.
Amazon Working on Human Emotion-Detecting Wearable | Entrepreneur
It’s no surprise that Amazon is jumping on the wearable device trend. However, this particular device is reportedly able to detect human emotions. Yikes. The real, burning question is: how will Amazon use emotional information? If my smartwatch detects that I’m in a bad mood, will it recommend a mindfulness app to help me out of my slump? A world where devices are telling us how we feel, instead of our own self-awareness, is closer than you think.
Given the 20-year tech boom, it’s understandable that many think that coding is the path to startup riches and job security. What they don’t realize is that AI is uniquely qualified to create code without humans. Mark Cuban advises to focus on skills that are uniquely human.
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