Starting a business can be really daunting and scary, especially when it’s something you’re passionate about. What if it doesn’t work? What if I fail? What will that say about me?
I’ve noticed that a lot of people are afraid of claiming their work as a business and refer to what they’re doing as just a hobby or a side hustle. But are they just afraid of putting themselves out there?
In this episode, I talk about the importance of referring to your business as a business and how this sends a message to your clients, the people around you and to yourself.
Are you holding yourself back by staying in the comfort zone of hobby land? It’s time to get honest about what you really want and start claiming it for yourself. It’s time to call your business a business!
TOPICS DISCUSSED AND WHERE TO FIND THEM:
[0:45]: The Melbourne Day Out I’ll be hosting on 21st May
[1:55]: How people often refer to their businesses as passion projects, hobbies or side hustles when they actually want to be doing it full time
[3:30]: When we use these terms, we are holding ourselves and our business back
[4:00]: Acknowledging that you have a business sends a message to those around us to rethink how seriously we’re taking it and helps to put boundaries in place
[5:15]: How if you’re not taking your business seriously, the same message will be sent to your clients.
[6:15]: A common reason we refer to our work as a hobby or side hustle is the fear that it’s not going to work
[7:00]: Be honest with yourself about what you really want and don’t hold yourself back by staying in the safe space
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I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional and ongoing custodians of the Kulin Nation: the place in which I live, work and play, and pay my deepest respects to their Elders past and present.
Emily Osmond is an international business coach and speaker, based in Melbourne, Australia.