Most of us have heard this familiar Eleanor Roosevelt quote: "With freedom comes responsibility." But many people haven’t heard the context of the quote—what Eleanor wrote just before that famous line in her book, You Learn By Living:
As entrepreneurs, we have the amazing opportunity to design our own professional lives. You run the show and make the decisions that will create and maintain the lifestyle you want.
One of the most important aspects of the entrepreneurial lifestyle—one we often overlook—is how you support yourself. As you succeed in your professional life, you also want to make sure you are maintaining you—the person behind the scenes who has wants, needs and responsibilities outside of your business.
Here are four tips—things I’ve learned from my own experience that I’d like to pass on to you. My hope is that these tips will help you maintain balance and harmony as you run your business, just as they’ve helped me.
Last week, I came clean on my historical crush on Ben Franklin on my Facebook page. This week, I am revealing my latest, not-so-secret crush on the comedian Louis C.K.
For those of you not in the know, Louis C.K. is a fantastic comedian whose epic rants on parenting I find laugh-out-loud funny. Fair warning: he also uses a lot of curse words, so his work is the kind of stuff that Chris and I watch only after the boys have gone to bed.
If you’d like a taste of his sense of humor, here’s a recent video from his appearance on Conan O’Brien. Since it’s network television, it’s a bit more tame than some of his stand up:
I’ll admit that it’s taken me some time to wrap my head around Facebook advertising. It can seem complicated and downright confusing.
What I’ve found, though, is that the benefits of promoting your business on Facebook are so fantastic that it’s worth taking some time to learn about it.
At first, I was skeptical about Facebook being a good place to advertise my product creation business to begin with. Then, in November’s Product Creator Newsletter, my friends Shane Johnston and Ryan Skelly shared these facts with me: