In this episode, Rebecca Smith talks with Whitney English. They discuss different approaches to business in different seasons – as a single woman, a wife, and a mother to young children. They also talk about the difference between trying to be “important” and living a life of significance, and Whitney gives her best book recommendations for entrepreneurs.
What you’ll hear:
- The difference between a “serial entrepreneur” and small business owner
- How big, shiny business ideas can become a distraction from the most important business idea.
- Challenges of running a business in different seasons: single, married, with young children
- The story of Whitney’s business journey
- “If you’re not married and don’t have kids, make the most of it.” – Whitney English
- “I had that egotistical voice, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t creep in there.” – Whitney English
- “The world is not going to miss you for three years if you go nourish your babies, teach them how to read, and play preschool games with them.” – Whitney English
- “I don’t want to be rude to people or ignore them, but my kids are most important.” – Whitney English
- “Social media is a conversation between me and the person on the other side of the screen, and they have to know that they are significant.” – Whitney English
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
- Val Marie Paper on Instagram
- Tribes: Why We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
- Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant
- The Happy Secret to Better Work – Ted Talk by Shawn Achor
- Connect with Whitney on her website, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook
- Your host for this episode is Rebecca Smith. You can connect with her on her website, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.