Kelsey Humphreys is a perfect fit for our audience: enthusiastic, encouraging and freely shares her expertise in moving in the right direction as a driven entrepreneur. We were very fortunate to have her on the podcast.
If Kelsey could choose a super power, it would be super speed. But, even though that’s not possible, there are ways that we as entrepreneurs can apply the essence of super speed to our lives. What she recommends is getting organized right from the start of your journey. Organization early on allows for outsourcing your work sooner, which is the real-life way of multiplying yourself and getting more done.
When Kelsey started her entrepreneurial journey, her passion allowed her to accomplish a lot, but the lack of direction meant she didn’t attain any great success. She knows first-hand that many entrepreneurs go through multiple course corrections before finally understanding their true passion and using that to guide them.
Kelsey’s book, ‘Go Solo’ is all about how to start your own small business while you keep your day job. Anybody can do it, all you need is an Instagram or a blog where you curate the content you’re interested in. As you do so, she recommends curating your content to where you want to go. That’s how she built up her fan base on her business success blog KelseyHumphreys.com.
If you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur, one of the skills she recommends you build is your “figure it out” skillset. She was first introduced to this by her entrepreneurial father, an actual Church Growth Consultant back when you had to travel around to do that (pre-internet). He always had the attitude of “figure it out” and “make it happen.” If you don’t have this for yourself, it’s actually a muscle you can build. Every time you’re confronted with a situation where you want to shut down, stop yourself and say, “Alright, this is part of delivering my message, so I’ve got to figure it out.” The more you do this, the easier it becomes and the sooner it turns into a healthy habit.
Kelsey’s “Success for the Rest of Us” mantra is all about avoiding overwhelm in business and making success possible through 2 doable, short and digestible steps:
- Figure out what needs to change first. What’s holding you back from success?
- What’s the first baby step you can take to fix this? Don’t overthink or overcomplicate this step. What’s a small thing you can do to set you on the right path?
This is the message she sends through her podcast The Pursuit and through her YouTube video channel. She gives one tip through each episode, something that the average Joe or Jane can take and run with to move them forward.
This was a fun, impactful and interesting interview with Kelsey, and I’m sure after listening to this you’ll be a fan of hers if you aren’t already.
SOME QUESTIONS I ASK:
- How can entrepreneurs take the essence of the power of super speed and apply it to their daily professional and personal lives?
- What did your life look like before you overcame your driven but directionless nature?
- How can somebody start their entrepreneurial journey while still employed?
- What can the audience take away from your mantra “Success for the rest of us”?
- How do you tackle the fear of feedback?
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
- How you can avoid frustration at not having a clear goal for your business
- Why execution is the name of the game.
- How you can practice entrepreneurship at your own job, whatever it is right now.
- How to deal with a fear of feedback when putting yourself out there for the world to see.
- Plus much more…
GO MAKE AN IMPACT:
- Put yourself on the path to success. Wake up every Monday and ask yourself:
- How can I be my best self?
- How can I put out my best work?
DON’T STOP HERE…
- Learn more about Kelsey: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
- The Pursuit.tv: Website
- The Pursuit Podcast: iTunes
- Success for the Rest of Us Podcast: iTunes
- Kelsey’s book ‘Go Solo: How to Quit the Job You Hate and Start a Small Business You Love’: Amazon
- Brendon Burchard Interview on The Pursuit.tv: View