Does starting your own business mean you’re more or less independent?
In our tenth podcast episode, we take a break from interviewing Asheville locals and share a conversation around the theme of independence while owning a business.
In this episode, you’ll:
- Discover what we mean by the “independence paradox”
- Hear some of our thoughts (and fears!) around being an independent business owner versus working for someone else
- Learn about some of the systems we use to keep ourselves on track and keep our fears out of the driver’s seat
- Listen to our vision for Independence Day 2020
Two months before recording this podcast, we started our first business together called Making It Creative. Although we feel more “independent” working for ourselves, we’re also feeling a surprising amount of dependency on the work we do and the
Curious to learn more about what we do? Making It Creative is a boutique marketing agency in Asheville. We are dedicated to working with small business owners that are deeply passionate about what they do by helping them build and improve their sales and communication strategies. We don’t have a full-fledged website yet, but you can learn more by clicking here!
Tony talks about a quote he heard from a mentor related to work-life balance. Below
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both. ”
– James A. Michener, Novelist
We also shared some thoughts on “the compounding effect of consistency.” Below are some of the quotes we touched on.
“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” – Unknown
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee
And while we didn’t explicitly talk about it in this episode, we think the article, Continuous Improvement: How It Works and How to Master It by habit guru, James Clear, is worth a read.
And lastly, we asked you to share with us your answers to the following question.
What are your favorite resources (groups, clubs, books, quotes, etc.) would you recommend to small business owners in Asheville?
Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music by Commonwealth Choir
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