Ever wonder what the VERY early stages of a new career or business are? Like….that very moment when a seed germinates? Or even earlier than that, when the future business owner or whomever was ‘all over the place’ or unfocused?
I don’t think those stories get told enough, so that’s why August’s theme really digs into that. We’ve already talked with a few people in the thick of it here and here, and Erin Greenawald talked last month about the exploring she’s doing (PS: I hired her to do the copy for my new website- stay tuned!)
Today, you get an oh-so-special treat. You get to listen to JUST me for 30 minutes in today’s show “What’s it REALLY Like in the Early Stages of a New Career”. You lucky ducks!
I created a tool for this show and month to help you track things in the early early stages of your biz or side project. Get it here.
Once in awhile, I’ll do a solo show and this was the perfect opportunity. I’m taking you through the four phases of the early stages of a new career and starting my business (and moving to doing it full time). And the first phase starts earlier than you might think- in my comfortable corporate job. Here’s a quick roadmap to the episode:
And you know, usually I cringe at the sound of my own voice (Does anyone else think they sound like Steve Urkel?) but I sound pretty darn good here, so I’ll let the melodic staccato of my voice tell you the majority of this story, but some key points are included here:
Ok, seriously, there’s so much more than that IN the show about the early stages of a new career, so go listen now and grab the tool!
Introduction of Show 1:00
4 Phase Approach to the Early Stages of a New Career 2:28
How to Take the Pressure Off: 3:15
Phase 1: Corporate Phase: 5:18
Phase 2: Breakout Time! – Exploration Phase: 11:30
Phase 3: Back in the USA! Growing & Learning: 19:43
Phase 4: Enter Heather, Stage Left- Transitioning to a Full-Time Business Owner: 22:20