Define Your Own Version of Success For Your Small Business and Yourself
How do you measure your success?
Success has largely been taught as comparative metric. If you reach a certain target then you are successful. If we get a certain number of downloads then we have a successful podcast. A certain score on the SAT means getting into a better school or a worse school. A certain number of employees or level of revenue means you have a successful business. And god forbid, we measure ourselves against the perceived success of those we see posting about their own greatness on social media. All that can really get into your head and mess with your self worth.
Therefore, by measuring your success based on a comparison to others….another person, another business, another podcast…
Business Over Beer Episode #84. with Katie Zink, Part 1
On this episode of the Business Over Beer Podcast, we have Katie Zink, Founder of Social Construct Consulting. Katie focuses her work at the intersection of employee activism and culture, where she helps organizations create an initial Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) plan and works closely with them on how they’re going to make culture change happen.
In the episode, Katie gives us her definition of corporate culture, the different components that make up culture, and how perks impact culture. Also, we discuss navigating proper cultural language, privilege of dominant culture, and creating pathways to success for all.
CLICK HERE to read more about about why it’s important for us to define our own version success versus comparing ourselves to others or to a standard metric.
The Business Over Beer podcast welcomes back Iggy Odighizuwa, Chief of Operations at Systems-By-Design, and Head Transformation Coach at Tri-180 Coaching.
2020 challenged, and clarified, Iggy’s mission and values. Iggy hired a coach to help him grow his business, which did not help him produce the results he needed. So, he developed his own client acquisition system which was so successful, that the coach he had hired licensed it from him so the coach could use it with his own clients.
Iggy shares the story of how that coach then sued Iggy for the ownership rights to the program, which he was able to successfully defend in court, and ultimately led to the launch of his new business, Systems-By-Design.
In this episode, we learn that small business success comes from perseverance and fortitude, following your core values, and taking advantage of opportunities as they come up, even if the timing doesn’t fit into your overall plan.
As entrepreneurs and small business owners, we have chosen a non-traditional path, one that does not come with a time clock with set hours, or even set days. We forego vacations, lunches, and even sleep.
Especially as a new small business owner, those are the sacrifices required to get your business off the ground. So when Fitness Expert and the Systemization Genius, Iggy Odighizuwa, joined us on the latest episode of the Business Over Beer podcast, and he said that you can’t be rigid on how you approach your health, I couldn’t help but think the same was true of approaching your business.
I wondered what other similarities are there between building a small business and getting into shape?
Welcome back to part 2 of our interview at Loowit Brewing Company with Co-Owner Thomas Poffenroth, Head Brewer, Landon Smith, and Sales Manager, Jason Green.
In this episode, we dig a little deeper into the background of each of our guests, how the Loowit Brewing Company got its start and how these guys all ended up here together. Also, we get into the business of brewing, discussing self distribution versus hiring a distributor partner, the importance of supporting local, as well as how tough it can be to jump in on niche beer trends.
In the end, we learned that Loowit is gonna do what Loowit does. And, we’re happy about that, because we love what they do, it’s great for beer drinkers and great for our community.