Welcome to the Courage & Clarity Summer Series!
For the next twelve weeks, we’re going deep into the archives to revisit 12 must listen episodes of the podcast. I hope you’ll find a new nugget inspiration out of each episode. Especially if your own business has changed since these episodes originally aired.
I believe this podcast balances the head and the heart of entrepreneurship.
So, in true C&C style the Summer Series celebrates our best “head” (actionable, tactical advice to help you build the biz of your dreams) and “heart” episodes (think - mindset, courage, values driven inspiration).
To start the series off, we’re going back almost 100 episodes, to my first interview with my current coach, Jessica Eley.
In this episode she talks about two different kinds of money you can make as an entrepreneur - and why it’s important you know the difference between them.
You can’t think your way to clarity. Action always comes first. - Jessica Eley
Quick and dirty vs fun and passion driven money
As an entrepreneur, you’ve got big dreams, and a “calling” to do something special in the world. This is what fun and passion driven work is all about.
But - before you place all your bets on your big lofty goals - Jessica explains why getting your feet wet (and keeping money rolling in) through quick and dirty work is essential. She also shares her personal experience of replacing her corporate income in two (!) weeks using this method as a copywriter.
The key takeaways about the quick and dirty money approach:
It’s not meant to be forever. In fact, it’s not sustainable and it’s not supposed to be.
You can take a skill set you honed at a previous job and leverage it into your first entrepreneurial hustle.
You don’t need a website! You can get on the phone, hop on a Skype call, make some real life connections - and be in business right away.
Pay attention to what you like and don’t like while you help others. It will create clarity in your bigger grander vision.
You’ll need to think on your feet, be nimble and get clear on how you like to work - all important parts of working for yourself.
This episode and the wisdom Jessica drops is required listening for the C&C Community.
If you could make some calls and make some quick and dirty money, how would you do it? Or if you’ve already taken this path (like I talk about doing in the episode) I want to hear how you did it!
Head over to our free FB group and let me know what ideas you have to try out!