Episode 04: Mistakes + Failure

In this episode, Elise & Scott Grice open up about the unglamorous side of entrepreneurship, including the painful mistakes, costly failures, messy growing pains, big pivots, and battles with burnout, balance, identity, and leadership fatigue.

“If you’re looking for a sign to remind you why you’re called to create, lead, and make something bigger than yourself … then this is it. This is your sign telling you that you don’t need a sign. Because by showing up day after day, despite how not ready you feel, you’re already doing everything you need to do to achieve everything you were meant to achieve. And the only sign you really need is the glass ceiling above you, which was always yours to break.”

— @heysweetpea

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The mask of entrepreneurship
  • Starting a business in the midst of chaos
  • Using your business as an escape
  • Loneliness, isolation, and social media addiction
  • Untangling your identity from your business
  • Finding your most profitable customer
  • How to avoid becoming the “linchpin” in your business
  • When to quit vs. when to pivot
  • Disconnecting from work and always being “on”
  • Decision fatigue and burnout
  • Overcoming bad advice and learning to trust yourself
  • Personal ego vs. business ROI
  • Avoiding the wrong coaches, opportunities, and team members
  • Emotional eating and battling self-care
  • Reclaiming your mental, emotional, and physical health
  • Building a real success team
  • Pursuing big dreams and stepping into true leadership

Additional resources:

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