Doing something new is difficult. And the older I get, the less I enjoy feeling incompetent. I have to force myself to accept the beginner stage, embrace failure as an essential step toward mastery and keep trying. It always helps when I can watch someone else, especially when they’re willing to share the mistakes they’ve made and the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.
At work, we’re expected to lead — and our job description gives us clear guidelines on what that looks like. But what does leadership look like when we’re at home, and there are no job descriptions around to use as a foundation? What behaviors do we model for our children every day? What kind of role model do we want to be?
“How much should I charge?”
“How do I figure out what I’m worth?”
“What if I’m too expensive?”
“What if I’m not charging enough? How do I know? I see others talking smack about people who devalue their profession by competing to be the cheapest, but I need work.”
These are some of the most difficult questions for entrepreneurs and freelancers to answer. I don’t pretend to know all the answers, but I do know the three most common mistakes I’ve made and see others make…
How is Mother’s Day already upon us?! It’s been a busy couple of months for us here at MORE, and we’ve got some BIG news to share: We recently moved our family from Phoenix to Atlanta (more on that later)! We will still be accessible to and involved in our Phoenix community, and we’re so grateful for our time there and all of the people who made it such an amazing experience.
It might sound counterintuitive, but when you own your own business, the best way to think about long-term strategies for your business is to focus on the other areas of your life. I love my job, but the reason I got into this whole entrepreneurship thing wasn’t to work 70-hour weeks — it was for more control over the work I do and for better work-life balance.
I recently participated in a conversation on The New MORE podcast, where host (and friend) Amber Anderson and I discussed making the strategic decision NOT to grow your business.