To give you an extra dose of inspiration, I asked Cori to share some inside advice about the things she learned while exiting the 9-5 You’re going to learn so many valuable tips...
Learn how to escape the 9-5 and start your dream business by listening to our expert interviews, mini execution plans, and learning intimate behind-the-scenes secrets of how I started and successfully launched my business… all tied together by my ONE mission to help your START a profitable and impactful business you love!
Hi everyone! It’s Brittany Darrington and I am so excited about today. Today, I am launching my new endeavor the Corporate Misfit Podcast. This has been something that has been on my mind and heart for as long as I can remember. Honestly, I had to pinch myself as I was creating this episode because I couldn't believe that I was finally turning one of my dreams into reality.
I don’t think I realized what this was and how this Corporate Misfit Life would come to fruition when I was putting these wheels in motion and learning about entrepreneurship in college 10+ years ago. It’s taken more...
At the Corporate Misfit Club, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for you and your business in 2019. The key to accomplishing it all? Setting and achieving the right goals. Which is why we’ve partnered with the goal-setting experts at Nadalie Bardo from It's All You Boo to help you do just that.
Even though our goal-setting challenge is now over, you can still get all the tools, tips and daily prompts to help you understand how to set intentional goals and how to actually achieve them.
Step 2. Watch the replay video with goal-setting expert and It's All You Boo CEO, Nadalie Bardo, and Creator of The Corporate Misfit Club, Brittany Darrington. You’ll get top tips for setting the...
Thinking of starting a business?
When I first started my online business I had no idea what I was doing, no online skills, no email marketing skills, no sales funnel skills, and so on...
Honestly, I was like a deer staring at headlights. I would start one project, then I would start working on another project because I didn't know what to focus on.
If there’s anyone that understands this who new business thing, it’s me; It can be crazy overwhelming to learn “all the things you need for your new business”.
You know what I’m talking about.
You dream of a business that is profitable, impactful and successful...
But owning a business is not always easy. In fact, it feels like you are drowning in your to-do-list and no one is there to pull you up out of it.
You’re working on setting up your website, then you have to learn how to find your ideal customer, get traffic to your website, market yourself on social media, and the...
Over the last decade, people have glorified the entrepreneurial life. Whether it's the lure of living the laptop lifestyle or it's the notion that you have the ability to earn as much money as you want; launching your own business can be tempting.
And while being your own boss can have its benefits, there are also several dark sides to entrepreneurship that's rarely discussed -- the lifestyle of an entrepreneur can take a toll on your psychological well-being.
My curiosity in entrepreneurs' mental health was, unsurprisingly, influenced by my personal history. A decade-plus-long battle with anxiety and depression led me to want to better understand how the activities of entrepreneurship can sometimes cause suffering and affect your psychological well-being.
Despite its glamorization, entrepreneurship is negatively correlated with mental health. Few entrepreneurs are talking about their mental health issues, however. But studies show the demands of business ownership places people at...
Do you have trouble achieving goals? Do you start things but rarely, if ever, finish them?
What is stopping you? If you think about it, probably only you, maybe you’re scared, maybe you lack confidence.
The one word that stops most of us from achieving our highest level of success is "excuses."
As humans, we are fantastic at picking from a wide range of excuses to limit our capabilities. This is in all areas of our lives, from going to the gym to starting the new business.
If we’re ready to reach new heights in all areas of our lives and achieve our goals, then we have to STOP making excuses!
So why do we make excuses in the first place? There are many reasons why people make excuses. In fact, everyone has a variety of reasons for making them. However, we mostly only make excuses for the following key reasons:
Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. As a new entrepreneur gearing up to start a business or a business owner who’s recently opened your doors, there’s a lot of uncertainty ahead of you. Business failure isn't something you want to think about when you start a business. But according to the SBA, about one-fifth of business startups fail within a year.
Here are the top seven reasons for business failure and what you can do to avoid them.
Businesses fail because of the lack of short-term and long-term planning. Your plan should include where your business will be in the next few months to the next few years. Include measurable goals and results. The right plan will include specific to-do lists with dates and deadlines.
Failing to plan can be a major business fail.
" If you don’t prepare a business plan, your initial enthusiasm will fade and most likely you will fail."
There are many people...
Delegation doesn't come naturally for many entrepreneurs. When you build and lead a business, you’ll be wearing many hats. You’ll have to play the role of a salesperson, an innovator, a financial manager and leader while you still have to deal with routine micro-tasks throughout the day. It can be fun at first, but eventually, this will start eating away at you.
Why Delegate? One person, or even two or three people, simply cannot shoulder the load of all the tasks that go into keeping a small business thriving, and trying to carry the world on your shoulders isn’t good for you or your bottom line.
Three years ago, my business was growing drastically, but I was afraid to delegate projects to my contractors and team members. Honestly, I was afraid that the task would not be done to my liking (talk about control issues).
Though I wanted to hold on tight to every project in my business, in order for me to succeed and grow my business without losing my mind, I...
One of the questions I get asked the most having founded 4 profitable start-ups is what are the most important factors in building and launching a start-up. So I decided to break it down here in no particular order:
As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for improvements in existing products. That said, the biggest issue for most founders is finding these painful problems and matching them with the best solutions possible.
To solve a problem, you don't need to reinvent the wheel... Maybe you improve or solve the pain point in a different way.
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Building an audience BEFORE you launch is something that I’ve done for...
Many entrepreneurs experience the unwanted emotion lurking, just waiting to rise to the surface to override our hard work. It’s an ugly feeling that impacts the best of us from time to time. If you allow it, this unwelcome emotion can completely derail your mental and emotional strength, bringing your business to a paralyzing halt (Trust me, I've experienced it one too many times).
So, you’ve done well for yourself. Taking a quick glance at your experience and looking at that long list of accomplishments. All signs point towards success. You look good on paper.
Accomplished. A proven authority. However, there’s this tightness in the chest that hints at an entirely different conclusion. It even causes you to start questioning yourself because you're worried that others will think you are a fraud.
Are you sitting there reading this silently, nodding your head in agreement? I know right?!
The term Imposter Syndrome was coined and introduced to the world in...