In the latest episode of the MarketingMentorPodcast.com, I talk with Ryan Gill, who is (among several other things, as you'll hear) co-founder of Communo.com, a new sharing economy platform for creative professionals that aims to help you build your "dream team" so you can confidently pursue and win those bigger projects with better budgets (and better projects with bigger budgets)!
Ryan and I also discussed what it really takes to be your own boss. I’ve just celebrated 30 years of self employment, so I know it's not easy.
But it is also one of the experiences I value most, one of the most gratifying aspects of my life, especially as a woman – to be in control of my destiny, to provide for myself, to be at no one’s mercy or do anyone’s bidding.
That said, it isn’t right for everyone. Here's Ryan's take on this "harsh reality":
These days it seems everybody is an entrepreneur. It’s very trendy to run your own startup, be your own boss and take employees on the journey with you. There’s a whole lot of “startup hype.” But, let’s be real. It’s not easy, it’s not glamorous and many entrepreneurs are far from “livin’ the dream.” We need to start being more honest with each other about just how hard it is.
I’m a serial entrepreneur, it’s in my DNA, but it hasn’t always gone well. I’m very honest with my friends, family, employees and now my social media followers about how my first business crashed and burned and how I still struggle, daily, with running my business, handling employees and work/life balance."
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