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Work for an Entrepreneur

Caught between the lure of time & financial freedom, but don’t want the responsibilities of running your own business? On today’s show we chat about the benefits (and downfalls) of working for an entrepreneur.


Key Insights

  • Key Insight - Learn if you're better suited as an entrepreneur or and intrepreneur
  • Key Insight -Working for a small business can give you freedom and fun without the stress of owning the company
  • Key Insight - Discover creative ways to reach out and work for your favorite small business


  • [00:13] - Welcome
  • [03:14] - The pros
  • [05:47] - Being valued
  • [06:26] - Transitioning from traditional 9-5
  • [08:20] - All of the fun, less of the stress
  • [10:10] - Lose the loneliness of entrepreneurship
  • [11:40] - The cons
  • [11:55] - Growing pains
  • [14:50] - It can be hard to transition to being responsible for your own schedule, or learning to be a self starter
  • [16:53] - Lower pay or lower earning potential
  • [18:36] - Ways to find the right fit
  • [22:31] - Action items

Resources Mentioned

Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Tom's Action - Make a list of 3-5 competitors in your filed. Is the potential to work with any? Partner with? Or even just learn from?
Ariana Sylvester
  • Ariana's Key Action - Are you more of an entrepreneur or intrepreneur?

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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