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asdfsafadsfdsafds My top six resources for overcoming fear and doubt as a creative entrepreneur.

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Contrary to the status quo belief, being a creative entrepreneur is not about being “fearless” at all. It’s about pushing through fear even when you want to run. The ability to keep trudging along during tough times is what separates those who “make” it from those who do not. Not magic. Not favor. Sticktoiveness. I wrote this post for the creative geniuses who are launching a business while working. Is that you (if so, you should check out my strategic



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asdfsafadsfdsafds The three huge lessons The E-Myth Revisited taught me about starting a business.

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I never win anything (seriously). But, there was one time when I was the lucky recipient of a free copy of Michael Gerber’s book The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Fail. If I could rewind the clock and start my business over I would have done so — armed with this book. The E-Myth Revisited is a must-read for any new business owner. If you’re launching a business while working you’re probably worried about how you’re going to get customers



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asdfsafadsfdsafds What are the most important investments you can make when launching a business while working (and a behind the scenes look at CGL)?

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If you’re launching a business, no one can give you an exact list of every area you should invest in along the way. These decisions must be aligned with your specific business goals. The most important investments you can make are when: You don’t have the skills to do something on your own. You don’t have the time to do something on my own (if your launching a business while working your time is a precious commodity) Your time would be



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asdfsafadsfdsafds Why you need a legit business structure (even if you’re an artist, creative or not sure what this business really is yet).

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There’s a common misconception amongst the creative entrepreneur community and it’s high time to set the record straight. You’ve probably heard it. You may have even whispered it to a fellow creative because you unequivocally believed it to be true. For some reason, you’ve believed that since your business isn’t big yet, or since you are just taking clients here and there, or because you’ve only sold your [insert cool thing] to a few people that you don’t need to formally set up a



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asdfsafadsfdsafds The number one time hack for launching a business while working.

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“There needs to be more hours in the day. Because….24 hours? Just won’t do.” Stop it. I’m guilty of the plea for more hours too… But, while we’re busy making demands that just can never be… Other business owners are out there killing it because they know this secret. They know that… In order to be a successful entrepreneur you’ve got to budget your time like you budget your money. Are you thinking, Patrice, “What does this have to do with launching while



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asdfsafadsfdsafds If you’re launching (a biz) while working you must know 3 things about your employment agreement.

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I know what it’s like. You’ve been job hunting forever (and ever). Finally, you land a gig that is the perfect fit (for right now). You can relax a bit. You’re beyond ready for that first paycheck. You don’t even mind that your new company has a three week waiting period… In the frenzy and excitement of new jobship, you can’t wait to sign those papers. All of the papers. Yesss. When you sign that dotted line the stress line



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asdfsafadsfdsafds What is the biggest risk of launching a business while working?

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You are working a 9 to 5 with ambitions of entrepreneurship. You’ve had a few signs that now is the time. You’re ready to make real traction towards your move. Let’s call it your grand escape. I get it. You don’t even hate your gig. But, that draw to launch your own business is more compelling than what you do every single day. You read your favorite industry magazines. Visit the best blogs for entrepreneurs. Read the books that everyone



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asdfsafadsfdsafds Is this keeping you from becoming a full time entrepreneur?

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Is this keeping you from becoming a full time entrepreneur?

“You need a Plan B” are the worst words ever spoken. These days, a lot of peeps start side hustles aka “businesses” as their Plan B while working full time. They want an additional stream of income. They want more security. They don’t want to be at the whim of an employer who can let them go at any day, at any time. Fair enough. But what if your business isn’t your Plan B? Maybe you started your business while working



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asdfsafadsfdsafds Launching While Working? 3 Ways to Legally C.Y.A. When Building A Dream While Working Full Time.

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Nine times out of ten the new biz owners that I meet are in the phase that I call… Launching While Working In other words, they are launching their dream biz while working full time. This is a smart way to move a new business forward, particularly while you still have the safety net of full time income. However, as with any business decision, you have to make sure the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed. This post



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asdfsafadsfdsafds 15 Work-Life Balance Tips for Geniuses Who Launch a Biz While Working.

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Hey crazy genius. How’s your day? Did you spend your entire weekend cramming in work for your baby business?(Not a baby business per se, but a new business. I know how things can get misconstrued over these internet waves.) Instead of enjoying a night out with your favorite peeps, you toiled away at your laptop. The next day you went to that job. And, it pissed you off every time someone actually asked you to work. You don’t mean any



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