The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Tarot
Cross Street Coaching
by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
How can our Reluctant Entrepreneur keep learning? As we wrap up episode 18 and the 4th season, we announce the next iteration of the project for our Reluctant Entrepreneur: A Tarot deck. If you’re not into Tarot, these cards can be used as small micro-learning moments on a couple dozen of the best lessons, reflections, considerations, and insights we’ve covered in the past year on the podcast. If you are familiar with Tarot, they can be used just like the Major Arcana of a traditional deck for inspiration. Diana explains how the project evolved into this format, and how she was inspired to map ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Drive
Cross Street Coaching
by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
Does having a drive mean non-stop energy in your business? Diana and I turned the mics back on at the end of last year and caught some thoughts about the Reluctant Entrepreneur project after a Hawthorne Union coach gathering. We discuss the difference between the expectation that commitment and drive to starting a business equate to having non-stop energy and focus. That there can be a way we wish or are told to operate with drive in our business that may not be realistic or sustainable for our reluctant entrepreneurs. Passion can also be a double-edged sword to blindly march into a business v ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Serial Entrepreneur w/ Berry Worden
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by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
Does being considered a Serial Entrepreneur mean you never return to regular work? Friend of the show Berry Worden comes on to the show to discuss his foray into entrepreneurship. It started with his own experience of getting massage therapy after a 100-mile bike ride, into starting his own wellness clinic. That led to him becoming a certified trainer, a CrossFit coach, and several other ventures in his current role as a Client Service Manager for recruitment advertisement. He’s never lost his entrepreneurial spirit, even as he’s transitioned back into regular employment work. You can connect ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Perspective
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by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
How can we truly grow from our limits? The newest member of the Union, Joseph Castro. ACC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephcastrojr/) comes on the show to share his viewpoint on transition coaching, the growth edge, and comfort zones. He tells us about his venture from being an employee, to partnering with entrepreneur services to start his LLC.  We discuss how edges and limits bring up emotion, become a catalyst for developing skillsets, or translate into possibility. Joseph Castro Jr. is an Associate Certified Coach with experience in diversity, inclusion, racial equity and belonging ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Reluctance w/ Michele Rempel
Cross Street Coaching
by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
How can we remain open to learning while navigating market disruptions? Michele Rempel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelerempel/) of Westvyne allows Diana and I to come on site to her studio and talk to her about her reluctant entrepreneur journey that stated in education and landed in digital marketing. A few life changes and a customer request really jumpstarted her journey into the career field that she is still in today, but her roots and passion from that educational background is a part of what has made her approach unique to her customers. She also explores while her family background ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Evolution w/ Michael Tucker, PCC
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by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
How can we truly evolve? Michael Tucker, PCC comes on the show to talk about his transition from running a marketing company and moving to coaching as a reluctant entrepreneur after experiencing a family tragedy. His first instinct was to reject the calling of leaving successful subject matter expertise to restart in a new field of coaching. He then enrolled in UTC Dallas to hone is craft. We breakdown what reluctance means, and what that changes to in an actual business transition. How these emotions impact success, client work, and using confidence to overcome the pains of evolution. Michael ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Challenges w/ Drew Long
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by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
What is the difference between coaching and consulting? Drew Long is the most recent addition to the Hawthorne Union. While he has his background and experience in coaching, he came on the show to talk about how he’s contributed to others by consulting and mentoring several other business ventures. Drew holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a certificate in Biomedical Ethics and has worked and coached in the Sales, Sales Leadership, Finance, Renewable Energy, Education, and Digital Marketing spaces. Drew is currently pursuing his Professional Certified Coach credential th ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Health
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by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
What does personal health have to do with business? Health is wealth. In this episode, we break down some of the overlooked corners of entrepreneurship, which is your health, because of how dependent your business is on your ability to perform. If you’re sick, unless you have some alternate funding source, it’s impacting your bottom line in some way. We all know a steady diet of fast food will eventually take its toll on you, s when we talk about getting sick, that’s not the cold, we talk about the whole spectrum of wellbeing that can impact your output. That can include nutrition, spiritual w ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Balance
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by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
Are we getting a bit too judgey about work-life balance? Jacen gets fired up about the misconceptions of work-life balance becoming an achievable state and Diana points out some of the judgments that can come along with overanalyzing misuse of the term. We break apart the term to look holistically at what this balance means for our entrepreneurs who tend to put a high percentage of their time into work. Use reflection to track satisfaction with your allocations over time. What one person may classify as over-working, maybe someone else’s norm. In this episode we referenced: ·  The Life W ..read more
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The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Community
Cross Street Coaching
by Hawthorne Union
7M ago
Is there value to building a community for the reluctant entrepreneur? Community, support, networking, friends, peer groups. All different names for the structures we build or create around us to help us get our business off the ground. In this episode, we explore two sides of building community—how to start building if you don’t have it, and if you don’t believe this is necessary, the case to start investing in support from the beginning of your journey. Diana shares her experience with rebuilding Hawthorne Union’s community after relocating. Jacen shares his experience working with clients w ..read more
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