Self Employed Parent Podcast with Joel Bower

Hi and Welcome to the self employed parent podcast. I’m Joel Bower, the Self Employed Parent and 3 times a week, I want to show you the amazing lessons and techniques that not only gave me the ability to balance that delicate line between being a parent and running a business, but how to actually thrive in both. Also, why being an entrepreneur can the best thing you ever do for your family. In this show, I’ll cover business techniques great for parents, such as starting an Amazon business, dropshipping, and affiliate marketing to help parents make money from home. I’ll also talk to parenting experts and entrepreneurs about everything from parenting styles, small business ideas, and business opportunities to help you open up new worlds and get more time with your family. Join me as I show you how, you too, can have the best of both worlds!
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Aug 7, 2015

In episode 38, I answer some great questions from our most recent episodes and interviews on what kind of hats parents should and should not wear, how to get the kind of “friends” you want in your life, and explaining a little bit about what a business incubator is and why one may be good for you.

Two kinds of gut check.

There are two kinds of gut check: one where something’s happening now and needs to be addressed immediately, and one where you should give it a little bit of time, wait it out, and get more information before you act.

My definition of “friend.”

I feel like a friend is a particular support group - people who actually supported who you are and see the best in you and you see the best in them. A “friend” in this sense is not necessarily someone you’ve known for a long time or been through difficult situations with.

Starting a business for the non-business-minded.

Build up a team who can really support you, educate yourself whenever you need to, and find a way to fill in the gaps for the information you do not have.

Redefining failure.

Don’t think of it as failing. Many of the things we see as “failure,” you can see as challenge, difficulty, or just a natural part of business.

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Check out the episodes we answered questions from about in this one!

  • Episode 30: 5 Ways being an entrepreneur has made me a better parent.
  • Episode 33: 3 Awesome people you must have in and around your business and your life.
  • Episode 34: Interview with Keri Lehmann of be genuine, find motivation within, and rest.
  • Episode 35: Interview with Norman Smith: Entrepreneur, parent, and mentor to over 250 startup businesses.

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