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Happy National Entrepreneur Day November 16, 2021 | Celebrate Entrepreneurship
Episode 3216th November 2021 • Mesmerizing Marketing™ • Dimple Dang
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Welcome to the mesmerizing marketing podcast, where we take a deep dive

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into the latest marketing trends, tools, and tips, and provide you with

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the top resources you need to thrive and make your marketing mesmerized.

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And now here's your host dimple.

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Dang.

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Hello there.

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My mesmerizing marketing tribe today, I'm super excited because

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it is November 16th, 2021, which is national entrepreneurs' day.

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Now there's a holiday for everything there's like national cupcake

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day national margarita day.

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Well, we definitely needed a national entrepreneur dates.

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So I'm super excited because I am an entrepreneur and I have lots of

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friends that are also entrepreneurs.

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And I think we definitely deserve a day to celebrate being an

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entrepreneur and everything that we've done to get to where we are in

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our journey to building our empire.

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I'm so excited.

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This is what's in store for you.

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Today.

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So I'm going to tell you guys about the history of national entrepreneur

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day, because I think there's always an interesting story there.

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And I'm also going to share with you what entrepreneurship means to me personally,

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because I think every person has their why of why they became an entrepreneur.

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Everyone has a story of, you know, what compelled them to.

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Going become an entrepreneur in launch their own business.

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Right.

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And then I also, I'm going to be giving some shout outs to those of you that

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have left me reviews because without you guys, I wouldn't have a show.

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And I just wanted to say that I'm so thankful.

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All right.

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You guys, let's get down to national entrepreneurs' day.

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So, first of all, if you are an entrepreneur, I want to know what

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you're going to do to celebrate today.

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What are you going to do to celebrate yourself?

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What are you going to do to celebrate those that are entrepreneurs around you?

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What are you going to do to support them?

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I also think it's important that I share some ways that you can

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get involved in the activities and share and just get that excitement.

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But before we go there, I want to tell you guys about the history

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of, national entrepreneurs' day.

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It comes from the French word called entrepreneur day, which means undertake.

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This actually appeared in the French dictionary back in the year of 1723.

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So that's like a long time ago.

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and also the study of entrepreneurship comes from an Irish French

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economist named Richard can tell Ian

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back from the late 17th and 18th century.

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And when he did, is he defined the term entrepreneur in a book called essay

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on the nature of trade in general.

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And in this book, he shared that an entrepreneur has to be willing to take

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on risk and to deal with uncertainty.

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That's really important.

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So when you think about.

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Being an entrepreneur, it can be a little bit risky.

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You don't have that paycheck coming in every two weeks.

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You don't have that security of, you know, making money.

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There are times when things will get tough and you will want to give up.

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But trust me, you just have to keep going.

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And there are times when you will have big wins and big high.

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So it's very much like a roller coaster.

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Being an entrepreneur is like a rollercoaster.

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And sometimes you just got a ride that ride.

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And you get to the very top and then you look down and guess what it is

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the most gorgeous view in the world.

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And that's like a feeling it's a high that you want.

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, so I'm going to go through the timeline of national entrepreneur days.

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So you guys can have a better understanding of how it really came about.

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So back in 1800, that is what.

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Jean Baptist, the French economist coined the term entrepreneur.

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And then.

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In 2009, there is a hit series show that I know a lot of you

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entrepreneurs love watching shark.

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Debuted on ABC.

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And I have to say, I truly did enjoy watching shark tank and I still watch it

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when I have time, it just a great way to learn, to see like what it took other

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people to make their business successful.

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What did they have to give up?

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What do they have to, maybe even.

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Compromise and a lot of entrepreneurs, they actually start their businesses

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on the side while they still have a full-time gig because , they

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have to build up some money in order to what their full-time gig.

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So that's, that's something to consider.

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And when was.

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National entrepreneurship officials day, well, president Barack Obama.

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He declared November as national entrepreneurship month back in 2012.

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So now it is a day that is officially celebrated amongst entrepreneurs.

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Some of the ways that you guys can get out there and celebrate.

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As, support local business owners, seeing if there's any like, pop-up

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shops happening, any local markets or industry events in your city and go out

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there and go network, go support people.

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The other thing too, is that.

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You want to give a shout out on social media, to other entrepreneurs you want

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to celebrate their accomplishments, or you want to, really celebrate someone's

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when someone that you watch flourish as an entrepreneur, and maybe they started

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from nothing and now they've worked super hard and they've built up an empire.

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So that's how you guys can contribute.

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And the other thing.

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That is really great about entrepreneurs, national entrepreneurs, days,

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you can come together and coming together and building that community

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is so important in order to grow.

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I've often heard that.

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Entrepreneurs.

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Sometimes he feels like we're not island all by ourselves.

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Right?

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Because when you are creating, it can get lonely at the top is

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especially during a pandemic.

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So don't just sit there lonely, find other entrepreneurs who are also.

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Creating in the same space that you're creating are similar spaces and connect

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with them, you know, start a community of your own if there's not one there.

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So that's what I would say to you guys.

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I would love to hear how you guys are going to celebrate

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national entrepreneur day.

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So if you are celebrating, take some photos and tag me on Twitter, I'm

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going to post my Twitter in the show.

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Notes are tagged me.

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Even on Instagram.

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My handle is going to be in the show notes.

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But it does, she wear stilettos on Instagram.

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I also want to talk to you guys about, you know, my why and what

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entrepreneurship really means to me.

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If I were to pick one word of what entrepreneurship means to me, that

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one word for me would be freedom.

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My one word is freedom, and I know that you guys have your

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own meaning and your own word.

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I want to know what that is.

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And if you can't think of it right away, dig deep and think about, you know,

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what's your, why, why did you get started?

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Did it happen accidentally?

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Maybe you had something happened and you were forced into it

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because you had no other options.

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Maybe it was a dream of yours for many years.

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And you finally got the courage to do that.

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Whatever it was, that is important.

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That is your story.

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That is, what's going to have an impact on people.

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It's going to have people resonate with you based on your story.

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my story is that I actually got pushed into entrepreneurship a year

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before I was planning to do it.

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And by that, I mean, I was in corporate America.

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And I had a boss that was a bully and he was just a very bad person.

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And I remember that I was on an airplane coming back from a business trip and I got

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this feeling in my stomach, this feeling that I had never, ever gotten before.

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And I knew at that moment that if I went back to.

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For that boss the next day that I would literally be sick.

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And because I knew better, I'm like, well, that's not good.

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I don't want to do that.

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I decided I'm going to take a sick day because I really was not feeling well.

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And I'm going to, see what my options are and, you know, just

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going to keep the story short.

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Maybe I'll tell the long story another day, but basically.

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What happened is like I ended up leaving that company and there were times when

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I just didn't want to get out of bed.

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Like normally would wake up early because I I didn't know what I was

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going to do because at the time I didn't want to go back to corporate America.

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I didn't want to be bullied.

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I didn't want to be treated the way that I was mistreated.

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I thought to myself, what am I going to do?

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So it was talking to my mom and I said to my mom, you know,

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mom, I don't know what to do.

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I don't want to go back to corporate, but you know, I wasn't

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really ready to be an entrepreneur.

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I was planning it.

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I was going to do it a year later and she said to me, what are you waiting for?

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Dimple?

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Why don't you just do it now?

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And you guys, that was a magical moment because that hit home, like nothing

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before she said, what are you waiting for?

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Why don't you just do it now?

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what's interesting is the moment I accepted the statement that

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my mom said to me and I believed in it and I said, that's right.

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What am I waiting for?

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Why can't I just do it?

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Of course I can.

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And I believed in myself and it was a total mindset shift where

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I went from feeling down away.

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I went from feeling unworthy, where I went from feeling like depressed

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and upset about my situation.

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I went to feeling excited and exhilarated and having something

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to look forward to for the future.

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And that is my why and my why equals freedom?

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I don't want to be told what nail Polish color to wear.

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I don't want to be trapped in a car with someone from 7:00 AM to midnight,

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and then told, I have to wake up at 5:00 AM to work on the presentation

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that we should have worked on that evening because that's a real story.

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So I decide that I want freedom and whatever price that freedom comes with.

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That is okay.

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If I have to work 12 hours a day versus like eight hours a day, I'm totally

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good with that, because guess what?

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I have my freedom and that is something that nobody can take away from me.

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And I know that if you're an entrepreneur, you have a why and you have a story

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I would love to hear your stories.

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And I'm going to put my email in the show notes.

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If you want to share your stories with me, I may ask you to come on my show,

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or I might do another episode where we are highlighting entrepreneurs

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and, you know, share your story.

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So feel free to do that.

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All right, you guys I've never actually shared that before, but I just felt

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compelled to share it today because it is national entrepreneur day.

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And I think it's really important to have a why.

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I think your, why is what's going to propel you when you're tired

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because you guys, this is reality.

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There are days where you will be tired.

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There are days when things will go wrong.

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There's days when technology won't work and you can't just give up.

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What you have to do is you have to keep going because when you are wanting to

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give up, go back to your why, because your why is going to propel you to keep going.

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When you're exhausted, when you're burnt out, you're going to remind yourself,

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remember what I'm saying right now?

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And put it in your brain.

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You're going to remind yourself.

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Dimple said, what's your.

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And you're going to thank me because you've got to think that way.

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you guys, I hope you're going to do something really fun and exciting

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for national entrepreneur day.

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For me, I think it's a reason to celebrate.

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I think that I might even do a clubhouse him later to ask other entrepreneurs what

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their story is and what's their why.

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So I'd love for you guys to join in.

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If you're listening to.

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And also today, what I wanted to do.

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Is, I want it to give a shout out to some of my amazing listeners, because

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I'm so grateful for you and wanting to give a shout out for some listeners

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that left me a review on apple.

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And I'm so thankful.

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So I'm going to name some of the people that did that.

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And if you haven't left a review yet you're enjoying my podcast.

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I would love it.

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If you could go to apple podcast and leave me a review, I would

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be so grateful and I'll probably end up shouting you out as well.

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I wanted to thank Omar Mo Omar is the host of the nomadic executive podcast.

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So you can check him out.

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I will link him in the show notes.

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I wanted to thank also.

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My good friend, Robert Hannah was also an amazing entrepreneur and he's the

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host of the legally speaking podcast.

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He's actually in the UK.

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So what's interesting is I didn't realize this, but even though the reviews

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count from other countries, they don't actually show up on your apple podcasts.

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So.

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That's an answer.

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If you're wondering why they don't show up, it's they only show up from

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your country, but they still count.

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So Robert, thank you so much.

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And then I wanted to thank and there, and there is a criminal attorney in Virginia

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and she's got an amazing podcast as well.

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That is called crime time with Virginia.

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Defense attorneys.

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And also, ants and entrepreneur tissues and attorneys, even attorneys can be

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entrepreneurs because when you leave a big farm, or if you leave, a firm where

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you were partnered up with a bunch of people and you're running your own thing,

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you very much have to be an entrepreneur because you have to wear all the hats.

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You have to wear the marketing hat you have to wear like, everything,

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you have to know how to do it.

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That's what entrepreneurship is about.

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And then I also wanted to thank Jennifer Laskin and she is a civil attorney

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and legal educator on the east coast.

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I wanted to thank Gail Scott, who recently launched her show called midlife Moxie.

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So you can check her out as well.

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And I wanted to thank Midco from Bulgaria.

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Thank you so much for your review as well.

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I want to let you guys know.

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I appreciate all of you and I love all of you and I'm so grateful for

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you guys, and I hope you guys have an amazing, happy national entrepreneur day.

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Share your photos on Instagram.

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Let me know what you're up to tag me in a story and I will see you guys next time.

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