Krystal started her journey in entrepreneurship in 2018 after spending 6 years as a stay at home mom. She started a business as a travel advisor, and was well on her way when the pandemic forced her to make a pivot in 2020. From there she made the decision to lean into her strengths as a marketer and begin teaching marketing strategy to other travel business owners. And yet, something still was not quite right. She began to reflect with her coach on her own strengths and purposes and began to lean in more to the marketing world. Listen to her story!
Kicking off our Purposeful Pivoting Interview series, Krystal is putting the spotlight on Wendy, as our first interviewee. In this episode we ask Wendy about her Pivoting Journey, what she learned, how she made the decision. Krystal interviews Wendy Guth on the path that led her from travel agent to business coach.
Wendy started her journey in entrepreneurship after she was laid off in 2016. She started a business as a travel advisor, and was well on her way when the pandemic forced her to make a pivot in 2020. From there she made the decision to become a certified business coach, and she hasn’t looked back. Listen to todays episode to learn more about Wendy and her path to success.
The road to success in entrepreneurship is windy. It is our intention with this series to pull back the curtain on some of the ups and downs that entrepreneurs face and normalize the discussion around pivoting and change in your entrepreneurial journey.
Assessing Your Values & Strengths As An Entrepreneur
How much do you really know about yourself? Scary thought sometimes, right? As personality tests such as Myers-Briggs, and recently the Enneagram, have taken the world by storm – do you take the time to take them? Are you *mildly* obsessed with personality assessments like we are? Here’s something slightly controversial: We don’t think we really have weaknesses.
From here on out, we’re hereby calling them: ‘lesser strengths’.
Rather than looking at something as a weakness that will always be, why not have a growth mindset and look at it as a muscle that can be strengthened and that we can get better at if we put the work in?
And trust us, we doubt you’ve heard about it.
This tool differs from some of the other personality tests out there like Myers-Briggs and Enneagram in that instead of placing a label on your type and putting you into a box, this tool gives a list of universal human values and shows you which ones are your greatest strengths and which ones could use some improvement.
Here is a quick breakdown of our results from our work-cation a few months ago.
Did you start your business to get paid for doing that thing that really lights you up, only to discover that running the actual business doesn’t light you up at all?
It’s inevitable. There are going to be parts of running your business that
A. You aren’t very good at,
or B. You don’t enjoy.
So what can you do in this scenario?
You can form a partnership!
Wait, wait, wait. Hear us out.
We KNOW they often get a bad rap and can be scary, BUT ….
Partnerships are really amazing opportunities that allow you to play to your strengths instead of having to focus on your weaknesses.
On this week’s podcast, we’re sharing the many pros (and the cons) that come with forming a business partnership and giving our best tips on how to find the best possible partner for you and your business.
Plus, some things you definitely want to consider in the process… because we’ve had experience with awesome (and not awesome) partnerships, and how they can make or break your business.
Have you ever thought about the role that your fur baby plays in your life as an entrepreneur?
Whether it’s a puppy running through the house like a toddler without a diaper, or a cat that simply must lay right on top of the computer while you’re trying to work, our pets are there with us as our constant companions as we work every day in this virtual world.
Our pets are also a great way to connect with others. They’re so much a part of our family and what’s more relatable than swapping stories about your snoring dog or how you came up with your pet’s name?
Is there a difference between coaching and consulting?
YES – and it’s a big one. In this episode, we dig into the key differences between the two.
Have you noticed the latest phenomenon happening in the online space these days?
A lot of people in the online space are using the words coach and consultant interchangeably…. And we’re just gonna come right out and say it.
We. Don’t. Like. It.
Why? Mostly because it’s misleading and disingenuous.
So what’s the difference between a consultant and a coach? And which one do I really need?
We get this question a lot so we recorded a short episode to clear up some common misconceptions.
This week on our podcast we’re talking about the difference between coaches and consultants and why it makes a big difference to you.
If you’re thinking about hiring a coach or consultant in your personal life or your business, we have some great tips that will help you make a more informed decision on hiring the right person for you.
P-I-V-O-T … The entrepreneur’s 5-letter swear word.
But does it have to be?
We all know the word pivot ultimately means to change, so why does it bring up so much shame for us who are in this entrepreneurial space, when we tell others we’re pivoting?
One of the core foundations of Serendipitous Rebel is Purposeful Pivoting – but what does that even mean?
Let’s start with our definition of Purposeful Pivoting:
Connecting with what matters and taking committed action in order to make a bigger impact in the world.
So what does that mean?
Let’s start with “Connecting with what matters”
What is your purpose? What gets you out of bed in the morning? It is the most important part of a businesses foundations, and often the most overlooked. Defining this is the first step to success. With defined purpose you can work harder, you can work longer – you have the grit and resilience needed to push through the tough times.
Next, “taking committed action”
It’s not enough to just want the thing. You have to take actionable steps in order to get there. You have goals you want to achieve. Then you initiate systems to get there. We love the phrase committed action because it’s being very intentional with what you do and how you do it.
Finally, “make a bigger impact in the world.”
It’s not that we want a $4 million company. It’s that we want to make enough of an impact with enough people to create ripple effects in the world. And we want to work with entrepreneurs that want to make a difference in the world.
At Serendipitous Rebel we’ve had multiple pivots in a short period of time. When we found ourselves disconnected from the businesses we’d created, we had to really dig in and ask ourselves hard questions. Now we help entrepreneurs ask the same hard questions so that they, too, can become a profitable business.
Change can be reallly difficult. Believe me, WE KNOW! But sometimes that change is necessary if you want to achieve the results you’re looking for.
Grab your free guide now to see if the universe is giving you signs that it’s time to pivot!