How To Stay Motivated As A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Well the long holiday weekend is over and it is time to groggily get back into the swing of things. For most people it is somewhat easier to do this as they go into the office and mix it up with their colleagues. As a lifestyle entrepreneur it isn't so easy. We work from home or wherever we can get a good internet connection and most importantly we do it alone. And what is more troubling is that most people don't understand that we actually "work" from home and can make a good living at it.  With all this doom & gloom we may even start to doubt ourselves. 

Sounds sad right? Not so fast!

There are many people who are wildly successful at being lifestyle entrepreneurs. Take a break to meet the 35 lifestyle entrepreneurs featured in Navid Moazzez's article, "35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know."

Perk up and realize that you are in good company. What are your thoughts on being a lifestyle entrepreneur? I would love to hear from you.

Keep It Sunny!

Is Networking Overrated?

As a business owner we have all heard the importance of making time to network.

But is it really necessary?

If you have all your ducks in a row and business is coming in the door and everything is smooth sailing then what is the point? And who has time for that anyway? 

Well if you're a lifestyle entrepreneur and if you aren't sure check out last week's post about that topic then networking is extremely important. As a lifestyle entrepreneur networking is all about making friends and building honest authentic connections with people. Since most lifestyle entrepreneurs work from home or are location independent then carving time out to mix & mingle may seem cumbersome but it is crucial. There are a myriad of ways to network with others such as online via virtual conferences, in person at specialized meetups, local chamber organizations or through volunteerism.

Have you ever found yourself in need of a professional endorsement or a key connection to that "right" person? We all have. I bet you were thinking I wish I would have kept in touch with "fill in the blank". Don't be that person who only reaches out to others when you need something. Get out there make friends and build lasting relationships with other professionals. According to Rishi Chowdhury of the Business Insider, "Your net worth is only as good as your network." Now that's food for thought!

What do you think about the whole idea of networking? Is it overrated, a lost art or necessary in your world?

Are You A Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

We all have different reasons for starting our respective businesses. I started my business so that I could contribute the variety of skills, knowledge & passions that I have. I also wanted more control of my own time to be able to spend with my family, travel & volunteer. I love people, technology and have a knack for building relationships and getting things done efficiently.  So I combined all of these attributes together and formed my virtual assistant business.  

And Magic!

Is this the definition of a lifestyle entrepreneur?

According to Sean Kim at the Huffington Post "The term was coined by Lewis Howes, a former pro athlete, author turned lifestyle entrepreneur. He designed his business around his life, not the other way around using a laptop and an internet connection".

So there you have it. 

If this description sounds like your business journey then I say welcome to this amazing adventure. And if it doesn't I say what are you waiting for?

Let me know which side you are on.

Keep It Sunny!