021: The Many Hats You Wear as an Entrepreneur
Listen Here and Now for our Take on the Many Hats of Entrepreneurship
As an early stage entrepreneur, wearing many hats is a necessity. We share the pros, cons, and biggest lesson we learned about the superhero expectation put on us entrepreneurs.
Quotable of the Week
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius
We hate this quote. You choose to be a ______ [insert your passion or main product or service] but you find out you also have to be a marketer, salesperson, accountant and so forth in order to be a ______ [insert your passion or main product or service]. In other words, there’s still a lot of work beyond what you love to do.
Highlights from the Episode
On the one hand, one central tenet of entrepreneurship we believe wholeheartedly is Take responsibility for everything.
On the other hand, one of the big dangers in entrepreneurship is becoming a Jack or Jill of all trades, master of none.
When you’re first starting out, you do everything. You wear all the hats.
We did that… from the beginning but also many years in.
#1 thing we learned: we don’t know everything so we should be teachable.
You have to learn from seasoned business people and keep learning.
No one on your staff and definitely none of your customers or investors want to hear you say the words, “I don’t know.” They want you to have all the answers on a moment’s notice.
Do you know where to go look to find the answers you need? Do you have a trusted peer group and mentors to seek solutions for marketing, sales, HR, finances, communications, and so on and so forth?
It definitely takes a group of people, not just 1 or 2.
This is a big reason we launched Business Activist Academy. As an entrepreneur you are expected to wear all the hats but the reality is you don’t have to. Through Business Activist Academy, we want to give you not only the play book to make an impact in your business but also the revenue. You want to learn from someone who has actually played the game.
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