Working on your business is like working on yourself

You may not realize it but as creative business owners the biggest challenges we face is creating the right mindset. We cannot emphasize enough how mindset plays a big role in running your business, making progress day by day, and ultimately leading it to success.

So for our first Patron-only episode, we talk about the challenges that business owners may encounter and how to deal with them. We’re excited to share our experiences and tips on how we manage these challenges in our running our own businesses. 


~ Jess, Mik & Deb

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In business, we find out that the biggest challenge that we have is our mindset. Listen in to this week’s first Patron only episode to uncover what challenges creative business owners encounter and how to manage them.


what we cover in this episode:

  • Why mindset issues are the biggest thing that’s preventing you from moving forward;
  • The main difference between the people who succeed and the ones who don’t;
  • 9 common mindset issues that business owners will encounter;
  • Failure is not a bad thing;
  • The dark side of success;
  • The relationship between being overwhelmed and perfectionism;
  • External pressures that can contribute to feeling overwhelmed;
  • Perfection is an excuse to not get things done;
  • How to identify if you have an impostor syndrome;
  • The power of writing your issues or talking to someone about it; 
  • Venting vs. asking for help;
  • How to get real objective feedback from people who are close to you;
  • Defining your fears and creating a plan to deal with each one of it;
  • You are not your work;
  • There are solutions to every problem that will arise; 
  • Assessing and clarifying your core values, the real purpose of business, and what success would look like;
  • Focusing on one thing at a time to avoid overwhelm;
  • How to choose which tasks you need to take first;
  • Saving time by creating a system for processes;
  • Launching when its not perfect is the right time to get feedback;
  • Courage or confidence improves with practice;
  • Reading feminists materials; 
  • Why working on your business will force your to work on yourself; 
  • Problem solving and creative thinking are skills that can be practiced;
  • The importance of taking time to regain inspiration;
  • Expectation is the thief of all happiness – Zachary Philips;
  • Setting your own values instead of society’s values; 
  • What your experiences as a child says about your money mindset.