Episode #206 // Company of One with Paul Jarvis

"A lot of times we're so busy working at our business, we don't spend any time working on our business."
- Paul Jarvis

Boss boyfriend, Paul Jarvis is back on Being Boss! He’s got a new book called Company of One, so we’re digging into the mindset of being a solopreneur, finding “enoughness” in your business, finding resilience, and hiring vs. partnering on projects.

“A lot of times we’re so busy working at our business, we don’t spend any time working on our business.” -Paul Jarvis

“A lot of times growth comes down to our own ego.” -Paul Jarvis

“If you’re doing business right working for yourself, it’s really just hedonism for profit.” -Paul Jarvis

“Creativity thrives on constraints.” -Paul Jarvis

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Keeping out distractions and being a minimalist boss
  • What is "company of one"
  • Finding that place of enoughness in business
  • Resilience when it comes to chasing "hedonism for hire" & the three traits of resilience
  • Developing an expertise
  • Paul's lessons about marketing he learned from being in an indie band
  • Partnering on a project vs. hiring help for a project
  • Saving and investing as a business owner
  • Optimizing for a better life vs. a bigger life

RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

MORE FROM Paul Jarvis

MORE FROM KATHLEEN

Braid Creative

MORE FROM EMILY

Indie Shopography
Almanac Supply Co.
Rock Your Web Design Business

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PROMPT:

Would you rather partner with someone on a new business or hire someone to help you make it do?

One thought on “Episode #206 // Company of One with Paul Jarvis

  1. I think partnering up is a great way to share responsibility and diversify strengths and skillsets. I’ve found I’ve been able to build businesses way bigger with a partner than I ever could alone.

    Yet, it’s A LOT like getting married. You’re sharing money and have to consistently communicate and sometimes compromise on vision and goals. Hard conversations will come up and you have to commit to the relationship as well as the future of the business.

    So like most things: the answer to this question isn’t easy!

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