Entrepreneurship has exploded over the last couple of decades, as starting a business has become more accessible through the internet.
What used to be super-professional business people in a suit or your mom and pop store down the road, has evolved to high-profile tech entrepreneurs with billions of capital in their 30s.
With such a shift in business, it seems like everyone has a side hustle with the hopes of generating a part-time or full-time income from their project to escape their job.
We know what it’s like to daydream about all the possibilities of establishing a profitable business.
But just because you can start a business, does it mean you should? And just because you can grow your business, does it mean you should?
Trying to create a successful business is one of the hardest things anyone can do, and it often comes with massive compromises.
Not only that, but running a business can put a strain on your family, finances, and your self-esteem.
The principles of minimalism and intentionality often get overlooked when it comes to self-employment as the success of your business depends on growth. With growth comes some of the most suffocating mental clutter you can experience.
In this conversation, we discuss the challenges of wanting more in your career as it relates to contentment and intentionality.
“If you’re interested in business, one of the biggest gifts you’re going to get out of it is the growth and development because you’re constantly having to problem solve.”
“The things that we often complain about in the workplace, are the things that are often a blessing as well.”
“When you’re in business, you’re completely accountable to yourself, there’s nowhere else to go.”
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Things mentioned in this episode
- Company of One: Why Staying Small Is The Next Big Thing For Your Business
- Our Journey To Full-Time Blogging – Episode 037
- Our book – The Minimalist Vegan
- Using Minimalism To Downsize Your Life – Episode 026
- What Is Minimalist Money? – Episode 015
- Ideas are just a multiplier of execution
- Paul Jarvis: Small Is Beautiful – Hurry Slowly Podcast Interview