A lot of people don’t know this (or maybe they do) but I am a research freak and classic over analyzer. While a lot of people I assume I fly by the seat of my pants, I actually rarely do. Although I second guess myself a lot and have been know to change my mind a lot. Indecision is awful.
Running my business has taught me that analysis paralysis is deadly. I have learned over the years and try not to go around in a vicious cycle of indecision but instead give myself 24 hours or more to make a good decision then move on.
Interviewing Other Entrepreneurs to See if It is For You
I am not a risk taker by nature and often my business decisions lead me to have panic attacks. I literally have to hold the wall and breath deeply to calm down. So when I started out on the mission to consider giving up a very comfortable government job years ago (I had taken a leave of absence), I had to be completely sure that entrepreneurship was worth the risk. So I decided a savvy way to gather information and also make great contacts was to interview successful women. How did I do that? Well I just e-mailed them and asked.
My Interview with Erica Ehm
I remember being completely shocked that she answered the email so quickly and also that she continued to have a dialogue with me via email. She was Erica Ehm – didn’t she have an assistant to answer her inquiries? Nope. I was thrilled! We decided on a phone interview and I still remember the words of wisdom she shared with me to this day, and as a control freak, I still carry these words with me…..
Advice I never Expected…
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