The Best Solopreneur Mentors Are The Ones You Can Model Modeling is the key to shortening the learning curve. The old saying “it takes 5 years to get a new business off the ground”, is certainly true, but there is a HACK to this timeline. If you can model your Solopreneur business after someone who […]
I‘ve been thinking about the forks in the road that we face in our solopreneur lives. Some of the forks are big ones, and making the wrong choice can have huge ramifications for our businesses. For example, should I quit my job — or not? Other forks are small, and there isn’t a right or […]
This week I’m rolling out a new design for TheSolopreneurLife.com. It’s actually more than a new design. It’s a complete website overhaul: the exterior, the interior, a total engine replacement, new tires, new brakes, and new shocks. The only things left unchanged are the paint colors. This is a bittersweet moment. I’m fond of the […]
This morning my 16-year-old daughter Anna took the road test for getting her driver’s license. It was a bad day to drive, let alone take a driving test — overnight we received 4 inches of snow, which means we now have more than 3 feet of snow on the ground. Anna and I arrived at […]
There’s a short passage in the book “Moneyball” that can be paraphrased and applied to solopreneurship. Think for yourself along rational lines. Hypothesize, test against the evidence, never accept that a question has been answered as well as it ever will be. Don’t believe a thing is true just because some famous businessperson says it […]
In a typical day, how many times do you swing back and forth between loving the stuff you’re working on and hating it? Two times? Ten times? Fifty times? I’ve never kept track, but I know there can be a lot of love/hate for me, even within an hour. But that’s the nature of the […]
At the beginning of the startup stage, I’m in favor of dreaming big. But I think we as solopreneurs are being fed too many empty-calorie “just follow your dream and everything will be awesome!” entrees. So to counter all of our high-fat dreaming, this post is a heaping helping of reality. How Much Money Are […]
We are so close to our businesses and its everyday details that we have difficulty answering the bigger-picture questions. We can break through that blockage by analyzing an entity that we are fond of, an entity that we observe from a distance.
As a solopreneur, you have to make decisions mostly on your own. This makes it critical for you to have a decision-making process in place. Here’s one that uses eight perspectives to help you make great decisions.