When a buddy of Russ Elliott‘s asked if he’d join him in starting a telecom company, he flat out said no. While his friend had been a great help building a website he needed, the venture didn’t have any financial backing and Elliott wasn’t versed in internet connectivity.
But when his friend took the unusual step of sending him a motivational postcard — something with an iceberg and a corny message about not knowing what’s out there unless you took a risk — it played on his mind. Elliott had an MBA. He had drive. He decided to embrace the inspirational cliché.
With that, some 20 years ago Elliott helped launch what became a successful business in Colorado called Brainstorm Internet, serving as its president for 13 years.
For most business owners, there was a time they loved their business.
Some still do, but for many, the business feels like a trap. No matter what they try, their business can’t run without them and it doesn’t scale. It can be frustrating. Overwhelming. Exhausting.
But these business owners can’t just walk away. They’re committed to what they’ve created, have clients and staff they care about, and don’t want to work for someone else.
Debbie King knows what it’s like to feel trapped by a business you used to love. She felt that way for years before she made two fundamental shifts: she changed the way she thought about her business and the way she ran it. She wrote Loving Your Business to serve as a guide for other business owners who want to rethink their relationship with their business and reclaim their lives. Debbie shares how readers can leverage