Every small business owner goes through a phase (or many) where they're just trying to keep up. In the beginning, you might be trying to keep up with the vague idea of all of the things you're supposed to be doing to get your business off the ground and functional....
This month, we’re tackling that feeling of loneliness and the different kinds of support we can lean on to feel grounded and whole.
Today, we’re kicking things off with Chris Brogan, an author, speaker, and consultant who has been incredibly forthcoming about his own experience with depression and anxiety. Chris helps business owners feel less lonely by vulnerably sharing what he’s going through on a regular basis and by regularly offering his support to those who are in the throws of mental health challenges.
Post by post, conversation by conversation, Chris is doing his part of reduce the stigma of depression, anxiety, and even failure.
You might know Chris from his New York Times bestselling book, Trust Agents, or maybe you’ve heard him speak on a stage or podcast. He’s an incredibly prolific content creator as well as leader, connector, and all-around friendly guy.
Chris and I talk about how depression and anxiety impact his life and work, how he’s structured his business to work with his mental health challenges, and how he knows what work to push through on and what can be dropped. We also talk about why he’s made such an effort be visible and helpful as he goes through the ups and downs he experiences on a regular basis.
"I'm so far behind!" Get a few small business owners together and it's only a matter time until you hear that line. Our brains are always a few steps ahead and our execution always feels like it's lagging behind. It might seem absurd to even imagine feeling caught up...
Most small business owners I know have an "it's complicated" type of relationship to setting goals. They know they're supposed to set goals for their life and business. They know they're supposed to make plans to meet those goals. Some do, some don't. Some set goals...
I broke last night. I left my office at 4:48pm, walked down the hall to Sean's office, sat down across from his desk, and felt so very heavy. I picked a fight about dinner. I got grumpy on our evening walk despite it being the most beautiful evening of the year so...
Jamie Varon made a big lifestyle change over the last few years and I wanted to know where she found the confidence to do life differently as a small business owner.
We talk about the year she spent living and working in France, how she’s redefined satisfaction for herself, and how she balances setting goals with finding peace in what already is. We also talk about the very real implications these changes have had on her business and professional success.
We want to celebrate the most effective habits of small business owners in our network.So, we’ve asked 4 members to share what’s working for them as they reexamine and refine their own routines.
Go behind the scenes to find out what’s really working to run & grow a small business today.
Host of What Works
Tara is a podcaster, small business community leader, and speaker. She’s been helping small business owners find what works for them for over a decade. Her goal is to push past the hype and facilitate candid conversations about doing business in the New Economy.