Podcast Episode: Things I Didn’t Expect About Being in Business

Have you been noticing how the face of our industry is changing? And have you seen how many businesses have been pivoting recently? My life has also changed a lot in the last year. My second book is already in the making, and although traveling to teach has been a really big part of my life for a very long time, I’ve decided not to do that this year. And, looking at my business, I’ve been making decisions about what to do with The Business of Baking, going forward into the future. 

Pivoting happens a lot in business. And, recently, it happened to me. I finally made the decision to crack open the vault, so I’ve been spending time taking all the courses that I’ve created and made them accessible and affordable. On my website, you will find lots of the amazing things that I’ve created over the years, which are now available to you. You’ll find everything from one-hour Masterclasses on a single topic, to things that are much more involved. Listen in, to find out more.

Choosing to make these changes in my business got me reflecting on how it was for me when I first started a business of my own. In today’s episode, I share with you a list of things that I really didn’t expect when I decided to run my own business. Tune in today, to find out about the things that I never anticipated when starting out.

Show Highlights:

  • About my amazing All Access Pass.
  • My favorite class is called The Thirty Days of Awesome. It was the first thing I ever created when I left the bakery.
  • Having to make pivotal decisions can be scary, but it can also be exhilarating and exciting!
  • Coping with the push and pull of parenthood when running my business.
  • The cost of business was higher than I thought when it came to both money and time.
  • The sacrifice that comes with going into business.
  • I didn’t know that getting clients was going to be harder than I   thought.
  • I didn’t expect that my family and friends would shy away from being my customers.
  • Some people exit themselves from your life when they see you achieving your dream.
  • Why I didn’t realize how hard it would be to take leaps.
  • Doing things yourself doesn’t mean that you’re getting them done for free.
  • I didn’t expect to feel as proud of myself as I did when I went into business.
  • I struggled to feel my own value when people were condescending to me about my business.
  • It’s really so important to recognize your value.
  • I didn’t realize how much perspective I would lose when I started my own business.
  • A profound lesson from Maya Angelou.

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