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119: Navigating Online Entrepreneurship and Overcoming Its Challenges with Digital Nomad Steve
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Listen to our interview with digital nomad Steve:
🔥 Developing new passions in your career
🔥 Targeting the right clients for your business
🔥 Investing in the right ventures
🔥 Building a team to support and grow your business
🔥🔥🔥 And so much more must-know digital nomad lifestyle tips for (aspiring) digital nomads!
“It’s difficult to do big things. But the consequence of not doing something is huge, and the reward of doing something is also much, much larger.”
Meet digital nomad entrepreneur, Steve
In this episode, Nienke Nina and returning guest, digital nomad Steve, have a delightful conversation about career, passions, and growth in the past year. Together, they explore a wide range of interesting topics, including the challenges that beginners face, the immense importance of joining supportive communities, and the common misconception about following one’s passion.
This lighthearted and insightful conversation dives into the thrill of navigating the journey of entrepreneurship, finding passion through curiosity, and making well-informed decisions when it comes to one’s career choices. Get ready to gain priceless advice and unique perspectives on entrepreneurship and personal growth.
Key Takeaways from Steve’s Interview about Embracing Growth and Change
The Importance of Starting as a Beginner
Everyone starts as a beginner and no one will judge you for not knowing something. It’s crucial to remember this when feeling insecure about your knowledge or skills. The sooner you come to terms with this fact, the sooner you can get over that shame and start focusing on improving instead.
Overcoming Challenges and Taking Action
The only way to take on your challenges and face your fears is to take it head-on. Like what our guest, Steve believes, most obstacles may seem daunting but are actually shallow once you start tackling them. The key is to take that first step and keep going.
Surround Yourself with Inspiring People
As we always highlight in this podcast for the longest time, surrounding yourself with people who inspire and motivate you is CRUCIAL to your success. Being part of a supportive community can help you take action and grow, rather than feeling discouraged or judged. Being a one-man team can only take you so far, and it’s no fun at all (especially for digital nomads)! Find the people you trust, and grow with, and through them.
Building Your Business with Outsourcing
Build your business by outsourcing tasks that you don’t need to become an expert in. Think of it this way, time is money. If you’re spending so much time spreading yourself thin on even the smaller aspects of your business, instead of growing it you’re actually losing more money. By focusing on your own strengths and delegating other responsibilities, you get to avoid overworking yourself and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Hire people you actually enjoy working with and can trust your business with, and focus on growing your business!
The Myth of “Following Your Passion”
The advice “follow your passion” can sometimes lead to a wild goose chase and disappointment without considering realistic factors. Our guest, Steve, suggests that passions can be learned and can change over time. Instead, he encourages staying curious, following your competencies, and building new passions through exploration and effort. This way you get to create something you love and improve on it everyday.
Understanding Your Target Market’s Financial Capacity
We’ve all struggled with finding the right clients at one point, especially in the beginning. As entrepreneurs, it’s important that we always consider whether your target audience has the financial means to purchase your products or services. It’s essential to focus on customers who can afford what you offer and build a solid foundation before expanding to a broader market.
Creating Careers Through Effort and Curiosity
Careers can be created by cultivating new passions through effort, curiosity, and continuous learning. Rather than solely relying on pre-existing passions, keep yourself open and never stop pursuing new interests and the growth that comes with them.
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