Being a successful entrepreneur takes knowledge, incredible interpersonal skills, and the ability to balance many different aspects of your life. If you're not willing to take the hard days with the good days, guest Lindsay Nahmiache thinks starting your own business might not be for you.
Lindsay started Jive PR + Digital 10 years ago, after a childhood of traveling the world with her flight attendant mother and gaining all her professional experience abroad. She attributes her unconventional upbringing to why she's built such a successful business.
Lindsay shares some extremely beneficial insight into how you can amicably split up with your business partner – and still remain friends! The best approach? Let them speak first.
Over the years, Lindsay has had some incredible mentors and owes a lot of her success to the wonderful leaders she's looked up to. She explains why they play such an important role in her business and why every female entrepreneur should seek out multiple mentors to guide them.
Not everyone has what it takes to run a successful business. It takes grit, determination, and having the right mindset. It's not all about how much money you're making; you need to focus on solving problems as they come up for long-term growth. Lindsay stresses how important it is to know your numbers: your bottom line, profit margin, and net income each month.
Finally, Lindsay gives us insight into how she balances everything that comes with being in Vancouver's top 40 under 40. Being a mom while running a successful international businesses does have its hurdles but when you're putting your all into these choices and not thinking about what other ones you could have made, it's all worth it.
Who do you look up to in business? How will you approach the problems that owning your own business will give you? Do you have a strong support network?
In This Episode:
- How your early life can prepare you to become an entrepreneur
- Whether or not it's possible to have an amicable business split up
- Why you should let the other person speak first
- Why mentors are so important for female entrepreneurs
- Why you need to work on your problem-solving mindset over your money-making mindset
- Why you need to know your financial numbers
- How you can balance work, travel, and family life
- Why you need to be really good at the choices you've made to make the best life for your family
- What benefit building a supportive, friendly team has on the work environment
"There's been so much sexiness around entrepreneurism lately, like it's the new rockstar, definitely. And when things are up, it's fantastic, and why we signed up for this life! But when it's down, you look at your friends that maybe have more stable careers or lives, and you think 'oh my gosh, I can't imagine what it would be like to just go home at night, and really just go home and not think about things." ([3:13])
"Every time you get to another level, there's a whole bunch of problems that you wouldn't have at those other levels." ([11:27])
"I feel that I was a stronger woman because my mom was a working mom, and so I think that my belief that my son will be better because he has working parents is what helps with my busy schedule." ([18:43])
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About Dr. Cortney Baker… She is an award-winning entrepreneur, researcher, author, speaker, and an advocate for gender equality. As a leadership expert and mother of three, she is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to lead with greatness.
Dr. Baker is the author of the best-selling books: The Ten Do's and Don'ts for Business Leadership: Lessons to Lead Effectively and Unlimited: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling. She is passionate about helping ambitious female millennial entrepreneurs go from side-hustle to CEOs!
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