Episode 12: First Jobs & Choosing Entrepreneurship

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Not only does entrepreneurship give you control over your space and time, but it also encourages you to grow as a person, which then creates positive effects throughout your life more broadly. 

Today on the show we sit down to talk about our entrepreneurial endeavors, the moments in our lives that turned us off working a nine to five, and some of the realizations we had along the way. 

Our conversation begins on the subject of lighting and how something as seemingly small as that could (and should) switch a person off of having to be in an office environment all day. We then get into the many different jobs we have worked, talking about the things about them that we loved and hated, and what encouraged us to get into a more self-driven approach to making money. 

Entrepreneurship is not without its challenges though, and we speak about some of the nightmare clients we have worked with and what we learned from our experiences. We touch on the role of intuition in decision-making and the need to learn how to trust it, the value of having a good sense of self-worth for setting the right price for one’s services, and a whole lot more. 

Ultimately, these ideals are all about self-development, and we end off by expressing our gratitude that entrepreneurship allows you to do what you love while also helping you to show up to each day as a better person than you were the last.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The simple joys of having a partner who is on the same wavelength as you.
  • Challenges around finding good lighting and the best solutions out there.
  • How our hosts respond to lighting and how it has even influenced their life decisions.
  • Perspectives on the way that the small things in our environment add up and affect our mood.
  • Why our hosts got into entrepreneurship and how Emily’s career choices had to do with motherhood.
  • The different jobs Emily has had and how her pregnancy affected her studies.
  • How much of a shift it is moving from an office job into a situation where you can control your time.
  • The jobs Sarah worked as a child and why she hated working at Williams Sonoma.
  • Sarah’s experiences of working amongst hazardous waste at Ecusta.
  • One of the moments where Sarah decided to be an entrepreneur while working as a researcher.
  • The highs and lows of working at a wedding dress shop for Emily.
  • Why Emily’s worst job experience was as a music teacher at a pre-school.
  • What Sarah learned about entrepreneurship from being an events planner and why she quit.
  • A nightmare client Sarah worked with as a copywriter and how he embarrassed himself.
  • How to deal with bad clients by taking on work that uplifts rather than drains you.
  • Learning to tell whether feelings of resistance are caused by fear or intuition.
  • Emily’s gratitude for her jewelry business and ability to make money while being creative.
  • Memories of laughing so hard you pee and how good it feels.
  • A time where Sarah did not listen to her intuition and ended up working for a con artist.
  • Learning to value yourself, and charging clients accordingly!
  • How to trust your intuition and why frequent crying is so positive.
  • Where Sarah’s feelings around emotional expression being invasive came from.
  • The personal development that comes with entrepreneurship and the positive effects of this.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

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Emily Pennystone on Instagram

About Sarah

I’m an entrepreneur on a mission to help other people become entrepreneurs.
My blog is a place where I provide business building advice and explore how we can create more meaningful work.

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