Sacrifice & Guilt


Sacrifice and Guilt - dealing with the pressures of running a business

Episode Summary 

During this episode we explore the various sacrifices that entrepreneurs have to make and how to handle the guilt that often accompanies the sacrifices that are made.

Episode Notes

Many people start a business with the intention of being able to live life on there own terms and to experience greater freedom. However, as you will find out in this episode, often the practical realities of doing so mean this is rarely the case. Starting and running a business puts great demands on your time and many entrepreneurs struggle to find any form of ‘balance’. 

During this episode we explore the various sacrifices that entrepreneurs have to make and how to handle the guilt that often accompanies the sacrifices that are made.

  • The challenges in creating a balance between business and life
  • The importance of getting buy in from your friends and family
  • The benefits of defining what is most important to you 
  • How to take back control of your time and deal with the wreckage!

Meet Our Guests:

Kerry Harrison - co-founder, Tiny Giant, an award-winning creative AI consultancy and marketing practice. Using AI and emerging tech, Tiny Giant specialise in augmenting the creative process and helping brands find new ways to tackle marketing problems, working with the likes of Deloitte, St John Ambulance, Unilever and more. 

Emma Baylin  - Founder & Director of Shared Harmonies CIC. Shared Harmonies bring people together to increase confidence, communication, mental and physical well-being through inspirational singing sessions. Emma is a highly skilled facilitator and trainer with over 25 years experience working with both corporations and community groups. 

Gary Maitles - Founder & Director of The Service Directory - an award winning, multi-million pound procurement company aiming to be the UK's largest procurement group specifically focused on Healthcare, Education and Hospitality. 

Dan J. Gregory - Founder & Director of Unstoppable Media - an ambitious media company with a mission to educate and inspire the world through audio. Over the past decade Dan has impacted more than 100,000 entrepreneurs and leaders with his work in human potential, entrepreneurship and business strategy. 

Course Corrections 

We’ve kicked off a new year and time is precious so let's not spend it feeling guilty, or making too many sacrifices! Now is the time to decide what is important and what a good balance looks like for you. Your two course correction questions this week are:

Asking yourself honestly – what is causing you to feel guilty right now?

What change(s) could you make to achieve your own version of balance?

Please share your responses on our Instagram channel to have a chance to be featured on our next episode!

Join our Course Correction Club! 

Like book club, but with a podcast topic, challenging questions, commitment to taking action, a community of entrepreneurs to support you to make small but brave changes…and optional wine/gin/peppermint tea to go with it.

After each episode we’d like to invite up to 5 listeners to join video call with us to discuss and debrief the topic and the course correction in a safe and supportive environment. Then the scary bit - we’ll all commit to some actions and feedback to each other on the impact that it has had.

To find out more about taking part contact us here: https://misadventuresinentrepreneuring.com/course-corrections-club/

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