EE 062: Say Goodbye to Blowhards and Micromanagers With the EXECUpreneur’s EDGE
Building an empire. Leaving a legacy. Forging a path where there was none before. Making a lasting impact on the world. These are the things that motivate many to wade into the EXECUpreneurial waters.
Or maybe it’s the lure of being your own boss. Being at the helm; in charge. Never again having to answer to some blowhard boss who couldn’t find his way out of a paper bag. Being one’s own boss sure sounds better than working for someone who is less qualified than you. Or worse, a micromanager!
In steps the always sexy, sure to entice EXECUpreneurial Lifestyle.
Private yachts, lobster benedict & mimosas for breakfast, weekly massages & mani/pedis, butlers, exotic travel, a personal shopper, and a driver at your beck and call behind the wheel of a drool-worthy luxury vehicle…
Sexy? Yes. Realistic? I think not. For most of us that is.
In all honesty, I don’t want all of that excess. If you do, good on ya and go get ‘em Tiger. You can apply the same principles I uncover in this work, just as well as the person for whom I created it.
Who Is This For?
I developed the EXECUpreneur’s EDGE with a specific person in mind. She is a she, but the same principles apply to a he as well. I just envision someone like me when I write.
You see, I get her. I am her.
I’ve been running my own business since I graduated with my professional degree in 1997. I played it safe for a couple years, then I went out on my own and got my butt handed to me. It was not pretty.
I was so ill-prepared for the many curveballs lobbed my way. It almost seemed like a cruel joke. Get into over one-hundred thousand dollars of debt for the privilege of running your own business and driving yourself straight to the poor house. “Sign me up for that”…said nobody ever!
I was at a loss. I didn’t know what else to do. I’d seen a few ads for business coaching in an industry-focused periodical, so I signed up for a coaching package. That helped for a moment in time, but there was nothing in that type of structure that addressed the underlying problem I faced. Even after years of expensive coaching, I was left with the same problem I had when I started out on my entrepreneurial pursuit.
My problem, you ask?
Me. I was the problem. The same ME was still there. I was showing up every day and getting memories of my past failures all over that day’s brand spanking new potential.
I was the source of my problem. AND my solution.
This same scenario has played out for every single EXECUpreneur I’ve ever worked with. And it is why I developed the EXECUpreneur’s EDGE. WE are our biggest problem and the source of the solution.
You may be raising an eyebrow my way right about now.
I know…it’s a lot to digest. I’ll dive into this deeper during our work together, but the long and the short is that if WE don’t address our beliefs, our habits, our deepest desires, and resolve our past experiences; WE will spin our wheels and possibly fall square on our bum.
I should know, I had my fair share of tread wear and sore bottom moments. Not to mention bruised ego…yeouch, that one stung!
Being an EXECUpreneur is demanding to say the least.
It requires an exorbitant amount of mental and physical energy. It requires an ability to be driven from within. When the buck stops at you, you’ve got nobody to look to but yourself.
EXECUpreneurship requires the grit to get through the worst of economies, dodge the political BS and the ability to dig deep on the daily. Oh, and don’t forget you must have the skills to leave your past in the past. We have never been taught how to do this. We carry that stuff with us everywhere we go. The term “baggage” is so spot on!
As you liberate your inner EXECUpreneur, you will find yourself going down some dark paths. In fact, some paths that will make you question what it is you are doing. And why the *bleep* you don’t just go back to your day job or go out on your own when your spot in the C-suite is constantly being questioned. If you are not aware of the pitfalls that lie in wait, nor equipped with the tools and skills to push past them, you will quit. I guarantee it.
It happens to the best of us in the fast-paced world of EXECUpreneurship. The EXECUpreneur’s EDGE was designed to get you the best vantage point to do what it is you do best in the world.
To truly become the most successful EXECUpreneur you can be, you must evolve into her.
No matter your chosen field, the principles you’ll learn here transcend specifics. For the EXECUpreneur’s EDGE hones in on the most important part of your business endeavor. You.