Get Out of Your Own Way and Run Your Business

Kelly PhillipsEntrepreneurship

Get Out of Your Own Way and Run Your Business

Running your own business is hard. I don’t care what you call it – freelancing, entrepreneurship, small business ownership. It’s just hard. When you’re alone in your office every day making every decision for your business, you sometimes get a bit too far into your own head. Suddenly, everything is a risk. Every decision is wrong. Every word you write is stupid. “Who am *I* to tell anyone anything?” you think. And the negative self-talk becomes the only thing you hear. What happened to that confident, world-conquering woman of last week? How did she dissolve into this quivering mass of “I can’t do it” doubt that sits at the very same desk today? I was that quivering mess over the past few days. For me, it’s because I forced myself out of my Introvert comfort zone and into a mass … Read More

Do You Feel Like a Fake Entrepreneur?

Kelly PhillipsEntrepreneurship

Woman who feels like a fake entrepreneur.

The first time I called myself an entrepreneur, I felt like someone was going to jump out from behind the corner and call me a fraud. I literally tensed up as soon as the word was out of my mouth, like I was expecting to be attacked. “That’s amazing!” the person I was speaking with responded. And for the first time, I felt like I might be an entrepreneur. I left my corporate job twelve months ago and there are still days when I feel like a fake entrepreneur. And then I think back to where I was two years ago. I’ve learned so much. I’ve earned money on my own. I’ve hired. I’ve fired. I’ve been contracted by fortune 500 companies, minor celebrities, and solopreneurs just starting out. I AM an entrepreneur. Sometimes I have both of those conflicting … Read More

The Defining Moment that Almost Killed Me

Kelly PhillipsEntrepreneurship, Events

Entrepreneur Training in Raleigh

February 28th will mark the one year anniversary of the day I walked away from my corporate job and into full-fledged, full-time entrepreneurship. There was a time when I thought owning a successful business was just a pipe dream. That reaching for that dream would be overstepping my bounds, stepping too far outside the box of “expectation” I had allowed to be placed around me. And then I realized that we only get one chance to live our lives. And that while if often feels that we have no control over what happens to us, the truth is that we have control over everything. We just have to be willing to recognize it before it’s too late. On March 18th, 2015 I’m holding a free Entrepreneur Workshop in Cary, North Carolina to share exactly how I made the journey from … Read More