TMBA 340: When Being an Entrepreneur is 'Meh'

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Being an entrepreneur isn’t all glory and cashing checks. Frankly, a lot of it can be described in just one word: ‘meh’.

In this week’s episode, Dan and Ian share their countdown of the five  things which, in their experience, are most likely to challenge anyone setting up, developing and running a business.

And TMBA has an exciting mystery guest in store for next week’s show. Can you guess who it might be?

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why people aren’t going to give a crap about your business. (2:00)
  • The difficulties of managing people. (5:11)
  • The one problem that all high level business owners have. (8:15)
  • Why you’re going to feel like a fraud sometimes. (14:19)
  • How to handle the “Trough of Despair” (19:54)

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Thanks for listening to our show! We’ll be back next Thursday morning 8AM EST.

Cheers,

Dan & Ian

Published on 06.09.16
  • Foster

    Ahhhhh! Ira Glass is coming to TMBA! My two favorite worlds are colliding! Big congrats guys.

  • Foster Hodge

    Wait Blumberg, right? They sound so similar.

  • http://ccansbjerg.com Cristina C. Ansbjerg

    Loved this episode. I don’t know why it doesn’t have more comments. We need more people talking about the meh moments. It always helps to be reminded that others go through tough moments as well and you’re not the only one dealing with the “Trough of Despair” or managing people.

  • http://www.theworldlyblend.com Anna Wickham – TheWorldlyBlend

    Thank GOODNESS for this episode. I agree with Cristina– we should talk about this more. Because I think a lot of entrepreneurs think, “This isn’t what I expected so I must be doing it wrong.” But really, if you have your share of “meh” moments, you’re probably doing it right :P I also think that so many entrepreneurs feel like they have something to prove about their lifestyle that they make a huge deal about the amazing moments (like travel) and never talk about the “meh” moments. I guess just like everyone else in the world, largely thanks to social media :P Thanks guys!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    :D

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    sure thing Anna, if you want to hear the straight up horrible moments I’m happy to share as well :D

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    thanks Christina, for me I think that’s the value of meeting others in person, it doesn’t take too long before you can see others who are going through the same challenges

  • http://www.theworldlyblend.com Anna Wickham – TheWorldlyBlend

    haha good episode idea ;)

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