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Big Girl Business Panties

Entrepreneurship is a lot of work, much of it pretty damned hard — and anyone who tells you otherwise is suffering from a terminal case of pants-afire. On the flip-side, I’ve never encountered a single law that requires “challenge” to be unenjoyable. In fact, my experience falls more along the lines of Teddy Roosevelt’s “nothing…

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Big Girl Business Panties

Entrepreneurs freaking love a challenge. Like we’re genetically-programmed that when we see an oh-my-god-you’re-gonna-break-your-neck-and-splatter-your-brains-all-over-the-sidewalk-impossibly-high wall — we immediately start scaling it. You know those kids who ALWAYS took your dare? That was us. Why else would someone choose to wear fifteen different hats at once, continually put themselves in a position of “I’ve-no-idea-what-the-hell-I’m-doing,” and willingly…

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Big Girl Business Panties

Entrepreneurial-noobs are always asking what skills they need to succeed at self-employment. I tell them a-touch-of-OCD-paired-with-a-healthy-lack-of-fucks doesn’t hurt. They laugh — but I’m totally serious. Now before your thong gets all twisted up and you start screaming accusations of politically-nowhere-near-correct-insensitivity-toward-the-quote-unquote-mentally-problematic in my face, allow me to clarify. (Yeah right — like that little intended-as-a-joke-but-destined-for-widespread-offendability euphemism…

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Big Girl Business Panties

So you’re doing the side-hustle thing — slowly breathing life into those promethian entrepreneurial dreams, while keeping the day job hooked up to life support. Wise of you. Very wise indeed. I mean honestly, them “dive-head-first-rocks-be-damned” fools (like me) who walk away from a steady paycheck are engaging in a big freaking risk! Even after…

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Big Girl Business Panties

Some folks hang their first shingle in the womb (kind of hard to read though, covered in placental goo) — others self-employ later in life (generally after a failed stint or two at working for “Da Man”). But nearly every entrepreneur I’ve coached has had a capitalistic undercurrent running beneath the surface — a lifetime…

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Big Girl Business Panties

I have someone in my life (who shall remain anonymous, because she’d kill me for talking about her). This someone sees my blessed-state of-entrepreneurship as irresponsibly perilous — always hinting that I’d be better off working for someone else because I’d have “income security.” Ya see, there’s a certain class of individual (like said nameless…

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Living In A Tin Can

Soon after discovering that I’m a full-timer, the-non-nomad-to-whom-I’m-speaking usually says something like, “Gosh, I sure wish I could afford to retire so young.” My response? Well, so the hell do I! Why do stationary folk automatically assume that a traveling lifestyle means independent-wealth-and-leisure? Not all RV-peeps spend their days sitting under sunbrellas, reviewing their investment…

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Big Girl Business Panties

When I was a headstrong-and-extroverted child, some people (those who envied the many cool doors my impulsive nature opened up) called me “bossy. I know you’re completely shocked. But frankly, I took this as a yuuuuuuuuge compliment. Of course I should be the H.N.I.C.! (“Head-Nutjob-In-Charge,” thank-you-very-much — time to untwist them politically-correct-panties.) After all, I…

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Big Girl Business Panties

Today, I had (for the hundred-thousandth time since staring my business) the following conversation: Random Stranger — So what do you do for a living? Me — Today? Today I’m a writer. Tomorrow I’ll be an organizer. And the next day Imma be an artist. That’s what “working for me” looks like in my world….

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Big Girl Business Panties

We all know someone (maybe you) who hates his/her job — but as it turns out, the things 9-to-5-types value most aren’t what you’d imagine. While yes-of-course-in-a-perfect-world it would be nice to make crapton more money, the vast majority of complaints are tied to issues of autonomy and recognition. Moral of the story? The best…

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