First 3 Months Interview Series: Andrea Owen

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I’m all about the “building a business hustle” lately, and to celebrate the release of the 3-Month Hustle checklist (a list of what to do (and when) if you’re starting your business – click here to grab it for free), I’m chatting with women who are killing it now about what THEY focused on when they started (and what worked and what didn’t).

Today’s #3moHustle video is one of my friends and Mastermind buddies Andrea Owen. She’s an author, a life coach, a coach mentor, and somehow manages to do it all with kids (whom she had at the SAME TIME she started her business, so clearly she is crazy).

I’m chatting with Andrea this week about what she wishes she knew when she started her business, what she focused on in HER first 3 months, and what she’d do differently now if she was starting all over again.

Here’s Andrea:

 

I’d love to know what else you struggle with if you’re just getting started? What would you looooove to just learn in a SIMPLE way how to do? Post in the comments – I may just create it for you!

xx becca

 

PS. If you’re struggling with knowing what to do first, download my free 3 Month Hustle checklist, a step by step plan for starting your business. Enter your email here to get it free.






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  1. Loved this thanks Becca and Andrea! Really great, open, honest advice. Loved hearing about both of your stories of getting started and the fears of ‘is this going anywhere/is anyone reading this etc’.

    Also loved Andreas advice about getting really clear on the before and the after…the end result!

    Thanks!
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  2. This is amaze-balls. Now that I’ve been rolling around for a year and a half wondering WTF am I doing things are starting to feel like they are coming together. I wish I had seen more interviews like this when I was just starting because man, did I not think it would be this confusing. Working on myself first has definitely been the turning point, and I think I’m just starting to dig into getting more specific. Props Andrea on your initial e-mail, my friends and family e-mail which was the “hey I’m blogging on self-development *period* (… very undefined, no call to action, no way to support me…)” kind of letter :p Are you both part of an organized mastermind or a casual one with friends? I know I’ve been trying to find one because it’s becoming more and more apparent how much I need to surround myself with similar minded peps. If you know of any I’d love to learn more!

  3. Rebecca Tracey

    Hey Kathlyn!

    Yessss the friends and family email is KEY. Andrea and I are part of a mastermind that we put together, and I highly recommend you do the same. Hop into the Uncaged Life Facebook community — http://www.theuncagedlife.com/community — and ask around to see if there is anyone interested in creating a MM together.

  4. Nenne

    This was great and had a lot of good info! I loooove Andrea!
    And props to you for putting on pants for the occasion! I recently left my day job and 1 of the things I looked forward to was not wearing pants haha.

  5. I love the point about really listening to what your clients are telling you and asking you for, especially in the early days. I’ve noticed this is something a lot of business owners, of all types, have a tendency to overlook. For example, I’ve dealt with a few different clothing retailers who consistently get requests for plus-sizes or as soon as they offer them, sell out of those sizes the fastest, but then they don’t do anything to focus on that customer and provide more for them. It boggles my mind… here is this hungry market asking for more of what you’re selling and instead you’re focusing on something else instead.

    I’m loving these interviews, my friend Kristy Oustalet used to do a similar video series but she’s taking a break. I love hearing the stories of other indie entrepreneurs!