"Building a small business is not about just making money, it's about making your dreams come true." - Pat Miller
In this episode of the Welcome to Eloma podcast, host Kiley Peters sits down with Pat Miller, the idea coach and founder of the Idea Collective. Pat shares his journey of accidentally starting the Idea Collective during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. What began as a daily show to bring small business owners together during a time of uncertainty quickly grew into a thriving community of solopreneurs.
Pat and Kiley discuss the struggles that small business owners face, particularly in the current economic climate. They touch on the pressure of rising prices and cautious customers, and the unspoken dignity that comes with being a small business owner. They emphasize the importance of community and support in navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.
One of the key insights from their conversation is the need to focus on the shared purpose of building a business and making dreams come true. Pat encourages business owners to stay true to their guiding light and not be swayed by the image of success portrayed by others. He reminds us that we only have one chance to make a difference and leave an impact, and that it's worth pushing through the tough times to achieve our dreams.
Pat also shares his excitement about his new daily show, Small Business Mornings, where he aims to inspire and motivate business owners to start their day with the right mindset. He believes that by providing a source of news, laughter, and mindset guidance, he can help small business owners make their dreams come true.
"Community is built when we have a shared purpose and we're all fighting for the same thing." - Pat Miller (03:13)
"There is an unspoken dignity in people that take the risk to go be a small business owner." - Pat Miller (07:20)
"We're not building a job, we're building a dream and that should be honored." - Pat Miller (08:06)
"I want to help small business owners make their dreams come true at scale." - Pat Miller (30:31)
"We only get one chance to make a difference, to leave an impact, to have our natural talent expressed in its highest order, and to ultimately have no regrets." - Pat Miller (32:06)