We like to say around here that running a solo business doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.
But even with all the technology and your network supporting you, at the center of it all is you. And you need a high degree of self-reliance to make it all work, day after day.
You may have read the classic essay “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson back in high school. It’s not exactly a modern text, despite the multitude of wisdom it contains — and it’s certainly not geared specifically toward the modern entrepreneur.
John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing fame decided to bring that wisdom forward, and put his own decades of entrepreneurial success into it. The result is The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, a highly useful book organized as a daily devotional with 366 entries, one for each day of the year (including the extra day in leap year 2020).
In this episode, John shares seven of the most important aspects of self-reliance for not only entrepreneurs, but also freelancers and other solo business owners. Join us to understand the fundamental wisdom that can ensure your business remains strong and stable.
The 7 Pillars of the Successful Solo Businessperson
Keep reading for some great selections from Kat, including best practices for invoicing, the coming of Web 3.0 and what it means for your ability to work from anywhere, combating stress and overwhelm, and the importance of learning to just say no.
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Are your invoices as buttoned up as they should be? Check out these nine best practices before you send your next one.
We've already mastered remote work, right? Well, imagine the convergence of 5G, artificial intelligence, and VR/AR technology that enables us map our physical world into virtual space and superimpose a digital data layer onto our physical environments. It's supposed too happen over the next two to five years!
If the last article has you intrigued, here's more on 5G. It's rolling out this year, and will provide the bandwidth for the rest of the tech that will enhance our productivity, business, and lifestyle.
Feel Overstressed? Limiting Your Stressors Isn’t The Answer | Psychology Today
The next time you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don't run from them or try to stuff them out. Embracing them might be the best cure to calm.
If you use live presentations as marketing, or want to become a professional speaker at some point, this advice is on point. Not easy, but worth it.
One of the lessons I wish I'd learned earlier in my career is how to say “no” more. Think of “no” as a way to protect your quality of work, your reputation, and your sanity. Try as we might, we can't do all the things, and you know what? That's perfectly OK.
How to Break Your Addiction to Work | Entrepreneur
As business owners, it's easy to get caught up in working long hours. Whether it's guilt or passion that's driving your obsession (maybe a little bit of both?), working around the clock just isn't sustainable. This article will help you break the cycle.
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