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The Pop-Up Shop: an Awesome Opportunity for Multipotentialites?

14 April 2014

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The Pop-Up Shop: an Awesome Opportunity for Multipotentialites?

Looking back, I guess I’ve always been an accidental entrepreneur. I never really set out to run my own business; I always did it to fulfill a need. It was the same when I started a craft fair. I’d been looking for a birthday present for a friend and really wanted something handmade – something […]

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Reinventing Yourself as a Multipotentialite Entrepreneur

9 December 2013

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Reinventing Yourself as a Multipotentialite Entrepreneur

As the year draws to an end, many people are reflecting on 2013 and what 2014 goals and aspirations they have for their life or business. It’s the perfect time to take inventory on what went well, what could have gone better, and what steps you’ll take to improve. It’s the perfect time for reinvention. […]

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How a Varied Career Path Can Translate to Entrepreneurship

28 November 2013

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How a Varied Career Path Can Translate to Entrepreneurship

Does your resume look as random as your interests? Having a varied career path isn’t something to be ashamed of. Sticking to one career isn’t the only option. In fact, having a random array of jobs and skills may even help translate into the many hats of entrepreneurship, particularly if you want to run an […]

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How To Get Your Head in the Right Place when You’re Starting a Business

8 April 2013

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How To Get Your Head in the Right Place when You’re Starting a Business

Hi Emilie, I don’t know if you remember our coaching call last year? Well, I’ve finally given myself permission to give the business a proper go. Until now, it has just been a hobby. I’m terrified, but I’m going to go for it. I think I’ve read most of your blog posts but let me […]

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What To Do if You Lose Interest in Your Business before it becomes Profitable

25 March 2013

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What To Do if You Lose Interest in Your Business before it becomes Profitable

Hey, Emilie! I keep starting passionate businesses, people get excited about them, I make progress with them – then I lose interest in each before getting them to profitable – 4 so far. I still want them all out in the world, but I’m not an octopus!! :-/ Do you have something to say on […]

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What it Means to be “Entrepreneurial”

3 September 2012

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What it Means to be “Entrepreneurial”

Up until a few years ago, I’d never thought of myself as entrepreneurial. It was partially due to the fact that I didn’t know what that word meant. (Self-employment is rarely presented as a viable career option to kids. I would like to see that change.) When I learned of folk like Gary Vaynerchuk and […]

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“My Family Disapproves of My Pursuits…” (Advice to a Friend)

19 March 2012

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“My Family Disapproves of My Pursuits…” (Advice to a Friend)

A few hours ago, I got an email from a close friend about his family’s disapproval of his entrepreneurial pursuits. I decided to answer his email on the blog, because family disapproval (or at least misunderstanding) is an exceedingly common issue for entrepreneurs, multipotentialites, and really anyone intent on living their life differently. I also […]

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What Does it Take to Change the World?

14 April 2011

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What Does it Take to Change the World?

This is a guest post by James Watt of Adventures in the Raw. Two years ago I was a socialist. I was fed up with Goldman Sachs, I was tired of the ‘rich’ taking all the money from the poor (don’t even get me started on Monsanto!) and I really felt that someone needed to […]

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