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Exploring Self Employment

episode 134: Exploring Self Employment | Flourish Careers


Here at Flourish Careers, I love giving you advice on job searching, tips on changing careers, and refreshing your resume or LinkedIn profile – but today I want to go somewhere a little different…

Into the world of freelance and solo-preneurship!

Have you thought about looking into becoming a solo-preneur, but had these thoughts:

  • How do I pick an idea?
  • How do I make the leap from corporate to working for myself? 
  • What do I need to do to get traction? 
  • How do I go from the structures and supports that are provided by an employer, to having to do all of that problem solving myself?

If the idea of self-employment or a side hustle or starting something as a passion project intrigues you, then you’ll want to tune in! 

In this podcast episode, my friend and CEO of Career Clarity, Lisa Lewis Miller, and I take a break from talking about job searching + career advice and dive into the world of self-employment!

[4:41] How I discovered what I wanted to do – even though the field of career coaching was completely new!
[7:08] How the failures Lisa had actually led her to her entrepreneur idea
[13:41] The fears I faced heading into entrepreneurship + how I overcame them
[17:00] Lisa had to face fears that were confronting and vulnerable and uncomfortable and gross
[25:41] How to start telling people about your new identity as an entrepreneur
[29:46] Steps to figure out the financial side of your entrepreneur journey
[36:53] What surprised Lisa and I the most in this journey
[44:27] Advice for you if you’re thinking of starting

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Career Clarity website
Your Money + Happy Plan, Part 1: Do You Have Enough?
Financial Runway Mapping

Want more career wisdom? Check out these blog posts!

How To Know When It’s Time to Change Careers
How To Find A Career That Gives You More Energy
FOUR Easy Tips to Quit Your Job with Grace

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

November 22, 2021

Exploring Self Employment

Exploring Self Employment

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