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Ep #10: Microentrepreneur – 5 ways we get in our own way as entrepreneurs

… and how to deal with it!

In episode 10 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small I speak with Teresa Mitrovic, my personal business coach, on how we get in our own way as business owners (and let’s face it, we ALL have blind spots).   Teresa shares loads of gems and insights on how we can uncover these blocks and move through them.

This week’s guest

About Teresa Mitrovic

Teresa is an Executive Coach and the Founder of Redefining Life, a consultancy that helps executives and entrepreneurs create ambitious careers that are satisfying and sustainable so you can aim high knowing you have the skills to deliver incredible value while living a well-balanced life (however you define it). Together we create a career plan and working style that’s so closely aligned to that definition that boundary-less bosses, demanding clients, difficult teams, exhausting workloads and thriving careers become manageable again and work life balance is (almost!) inevitable.

What we covered in the show:

  • Head, heart and gut … how to know when you are on track an aligned
  • Why coaching is so powerful and what you should look for in a coach
  • How to deal with overwhelm as a barrier
  • Dealing with needing everything to be perfect before you launch or put stuff out there
  • Dealing with fear and how it might be having a bigger effect than you might think
  • Your comfort zone vs your stretch zone vs your panic zone
  • How to stay connected and keep moving forward
  • No man or woman is an island
  • The importance of keeping inspired
  • How to be more effective when we get a new product / service out
  • You can be amazing what you do and still be the best kept secret
  • How to move beyond fear of failure

Useful links

Keep inspired >> watch these inspiring videos on the WU site

TED.com

Great Quote

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will” ~W. Clement Stone

About the Podcast

The Micro Entrepreneur Podcast is your place to come and hear me talk about all things business for the micro business owner.  I speak with experts, authors and other micro business owners and what they are doing to build and grow a successful micro business.

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About Julie Hall

Hi, I'm Julie Hall, the founder of Women Unlimited. Which is my 4th business. I've had a business as a headhunter, a consultant, a new media agency and now finally Women Unlimited. I've learned lots of lessons - many of which could have been avoided. I hope you find the articles and stories on this website useful, and feel free to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

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  1. I just listened to this again in preparing this post and realised that I was doing the classic mistake of waiting until something was perfect before launching … I guess this message never gets old! Thanks Teresa for a great reminder 🙂

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