What a difference a year can make. Last year at this time — I was *stressed*.
And, it wasn’t your normal, works full time, has a business, is planning a bat mitzvah kind of stress.
I was spending a lot of time in tears (literally) and really not feeling well at all.
I wondered why I even was trying to build a business at all… it felt like I had traded the golden handcuff of a corporate job for the electronic monitoring bracelet of slack and social media.
And, because of that, I almost gave up trying. After nearly a decade of helping people create a business that worked for them, I was ready to throw in the towel and get ready for some serious Netflix binging.
But, because of you… I couldn’t do that. My mission is to help smart people make a living (and a difference) by sharing their knowledge with the world. And, given how fast the world is changing, being able to make a living using your skills becomes more and more critical. I couldn’t give that up… but something had to change and fast…
And it did.
I realized that I am not the *only one* who has a busy and full life. I knew many people who made this work for them… Instead of reinventing the wheel,
– I started to listen to their stories. And, take bits of pieces of what they did for my own.
– I got much more intentional about scheduling.
– I learned how to set better boundaries
– I cleaned up my “very complicated” offerings, shut down one of my businesses, and got clear.
The easiest way to get out of the solopreneur stress cycle, is to learn from people who have done just that.
The problem with that is knowing *who* is the real deal – and who is just photoshopping their success. It is hard to know.
That is why I was happy to be asked to be one of the guest experts on Deb Johnstone’s Elevating Entrepreneurs Summit which begins on March 12.
The summit is all about how to create a life that gives you time and freedom – and make more doing it.
The reason I’m excited about this summit is that I personally know many of the presenters including Michele Scism, Belanie Dishong, Giovanna Rossi, Jena Rodriguez and Paul Taubman. They have all built business that change lives and yet allow them the freedom to enjoy their lives too.
(I am pleased as punch that I was chosen to be part of such a cool group of entrepreneurs)
Here’s what is on the agenda:
My name is Meredith Eisenberg - the solo biz hacker - I love to scour the internet for new strategies and ideas - and then experiment to see which ideas really work. For the past 10 years, I have been helping entrepreneurs tame the tech overwhelm and create businesses that work for them. From coming up with basic strategy to untangling and simplifying your funnels, we’ve been there and done that. I am passionate about helping seasoned entrepreneurs with a passion create businesses to help them end up on the “right side” of the economy so they can develop the skills to always earn money without depending on employment.
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