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Building a Strong Support System

with Lau Lapides

What fuels your entrepreneurial spirit? The key lies in having a robust support system. This week, Anne & Lau talk about the indispensable role of support in the journey of entrepreneurship. They explore how the encouragement from our loved ones serves as a pillar of strength during challenging times, and discuss ways to navigate situations where support is shaky or absent. They also dive into the essence of financial independence and the peace it can infuse into relationships. Unraveling the secret to keeping your business finances organized and the wonders of a dedicated workspace, they guide you on a path of entrepreneurial success. Entrepreneurship can often feel like a lonely journey, but remember Bosses, you're not alone!

Anne & Lau talk the critical role of support systems for entrepreneurs, navigating business uncertainty + achieving financial independence.

"There's always a way to pursue what you love, want, and deserve." - Lau

About Lau

Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Don't forget to appreciate the courage and commitment that your loved ones show when your entrepreneurial journey gets rough. Their support can make all the difference.

  2. If you're lacking support, it's crucial to find growth-minded people to back you. They can provide the motivation you need to pursue your dreams.

  3. Achieving financial independence can significantly reduce stress in your relationships. It gives you the freedom to make decisions about your business without needing permission or approval from others.

  4. Keeping your business finances separate from your personal finances can make things much easier. It helps you keep track of your expenses and revenues, and also fosters a sense of independence.

  5. Don't underestimate the power of a dedicated workspace. It can improve your productivity and help you stay organized.

  6. Stand tall in the face of non-supportive individuals. They may try to pull you down, but remember, their opinions don't define your potential or worth.

  7. Embrace a supportive community that fuels your growth. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can provide the encouragement and motivation you need to keep moving forward.

  8. Don't let the absence of support discourage you. Use it as a catalyst to work harder and prove your capabilities, both to yourself and others.

  9. Separate your business finances. This gives you independence and reduces potential stress points in your personal relationships.

  10. Be prepared for uncertainties and handle them with grace. Being an entrepreneur involves taking risks, and it's important to stay resilient and adaptive in the face of challenges.

"Let's cherish and celebrate the moments we share with loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and our circle." - Anne

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