Build with me – Day 14 as a female founder and full-time entrepreneur

BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 14
BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 14

Being a founder is super exciting. Being able to create your own reality is super fun. Being in charge for your own salary etc. can be tensing. Being a one-man show means a LOT to do. These are just a couple of changes I am currently going through and thoughts I have.

Another questions I ask myself all the time is “Is it OK to take a day off, at the beginning?”. With a day off I mean not working the weekends, not working on Sundays. There are various, different opinions about this topic out there.

Massive action – hustle non stop

Some say as a new entrepreneur you have to set super high goals and smash the shit out of them. Yeah, I can get that. However, I believe this whole “massive action and we are all just working for the next 10 years to then retire” kind of thing is very very big on Instagram. Is this the real world? Is this even something one should want to aspire? I’m not sure. Where is the fun?

Smash it and recharge! Not your baby!

Some other camps say “yes, smash the shit out of your goals but don’t forget your real life”. LIVE! And I guess I am totally on this side. Of course, everyone who has the imagination of becoming ones one boss because they want to work less will probably get disappointed. This is not how it works I guess. You want to work less? Stay or get an office job with option for remote working and become more productive. I guess, this is the easiest way to work less. When you are alone there is a whole lot of work to do – you literally have to do everything. Of course, you can outsource but you still have to do the outsourcing bit and brief virtual assistants etc. on what to do.

Project Management – work it, Girl

This is something that is pretty challenging. Structuring the whole work load. It’s like a massive project that needs to be set up, managed and accomplished.  It’s great to have the opportunity to work this. It is what literally kicks me out of bed in the morning – although I am absolutely not a morning person.

Some advice, please?? 🙂

How do build your business? Have have been built your business? Any tipps? Would love to share some best practice and learn from experienced founders.

Thanks,

Stephanie

MyNutShare Monday Booster

MyNutShare Monday Motivation
MyNutShare Monday Motivation

It’s about how you react and how you adapt. Things change. Life is not stable. You will have to deal with it and probably things will even feel better after you have thrown yourself into the new situations. This week’s focus: Let’s learn how to handle this one situation we know we should handle but haven’t done it yet. We can do it! Happy Monday everybody!

First MyNutShare ‘Fan Post’ :) THANK YOU!!!!

MyNutShare - Fan Post
MyNutShare – Fan Post

 

Hello everybody,

I received my very first ‘Fan Post’ and it’s soooooooo cute!!! It just made my day!! A lovely girl I met on a friend’s wedding has sent me a parcel with some gorgeous little treats in it. Amongst other things there were these two adorable squirrels and the wooden hazelnut that you can see on the picture. One of the squirrels is even branded with my hashtag #mynutshare. This just made my day! No words to express. Thank you love!!! I really, really appreciate this and can’t stop smiling! I would have never ever expected so much and such a great support! Especially as we have just met recently. But I guess sometimes, some people just walk  into your life and enrich it! Thank you for sooo much awesomeness! Xx Steph

Let Gratitude be OurNutShare

Gratitude - MyNutShare
Gratitude – MyNutShare

 

Hi everybody,

Hopefully everybody is having a great time and had a lovely Sunday so far. We are right within the festive season and everything is starting to slow down – except from the shopping hunt for the best christmas presents. When getting together with loved ones for celebrations, many people use these festive days to reflect and to make resolutions for the upcoming year. Everyone is trying to be and become the best version of oneself … However shouldn’t we more often take time to say ‘Thank yo’u? Shouldn’t we embrace and express gratitude daily and not just now ‘it’s this time of the year’? Marc Tullius Cicero ones said ‘Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others’. So, please let us all ‘get off the bitch train’ (by Gary Vaynerchuk) and stay calm and grateful – all year long. But also especially this time of the year when doing our christmas shopping. Bring some time and give away some smileys – they don’t hurt anybody. 🙂

 

My Nut Share goes YouTube

Hi everybody,

I’m a bit excited as I filmed today my first ever Vlog! The format is weird and I didn’t know how to cut it properly … well, to cut it at all .. but here it is. And remember the  saying ‘If you are not totally embarrassed by the first version of your product, you launched too late”. So this been said. Now, enjoy, have fun and let me know what you think. And of course I would appreciate if you would follow mynutshare on YouTube (and of course on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook …  😉 )

 

 

What is Culture? (Infographic)

What is Culture? Infographic by My Nut Share
What is Culture? Infographic (not fully comprehensive) by My Nut Share

My Nut Share – The WHY’s

Hello everybody,

My Nut Share, my business blog, has kicked-off last month and some readers found I put pretty much effort into ‘just a blog’ with having also a presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and of course the webpage itself. So I thought it might be the time to express my WHY. Why am I blogging? Why this name? And why do I want to blog about these three main topics.

  1. Why do I blog?

Obviously there are many good reasons why people or businesses do start a blog. My main reasons are that I do like blogging and I think it’s an awesome way to share what drives my mind. And especially to share it with people who are interested in it, hopefully. This blog is not going to give answers to all questions I might ask but it helps me to organise my thoughts. To create a proper blog post I am kind of forced to do some research, to learn about things, to extract the keys and to share my thoughts around them. I hope over the time to be able to build a network to exchange ideas and help to close the gap between research literature and practitioners point of views.

To summarise it: My Nut Share shall help to connect the world in a fun and enjoyable way and motivate others to not stay shut up but embrace your own thoughts.

  1. Why did I pick the name ‘My Nut Share’?

I absolutely do love squirrels and it’s my nickname. And squirrels do love nuts – to share something that is important to you makes a nut share.

  1. Why do I want to blog about these topics?

Talent

People are simply the most important asset organisation has!

Entrepreneurship

I am fascinated with entrepreneurial thinking and I do believe that intrapreneurship is still not getting enough attention by now. So I want to give a shout out to all (corporate) entrepreneurs out there.

Culture

I do believe that “Being global is not an option. It’s an imperative” (Cabrera, Unruh, 2012) – but many of us are not yet global enough. I am crazy enough to believe we can change the world or at least open up our mindsets and get rid of a couple of boxes.

Maybe My Nut Share can help to provide curious minds with a bit more cross-cultural confidence – myself included.

My Nut Share is somehow my learning process. A journey I got myself on and I am happy to share my findings with you. I am keen to see who might walk a bit with me on this journey.

Happy Blogging!

In case you want to check out My Nut Share on the other platforms, here are the links:

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My Nut Share on Twitter

What is Talent?

Well, here we go. My first blog post! Whoop whoop.

Probably since McKinsey consultants introduced  the term ‘The War for Talent’ in 1997 most people understood that ‘Talent’ is considered to be something awesome. Especially companies and HR within them are keen to find the best talents on the market and to win them. Fair enough! But what exactly is talent? Which talent do you need?

Fact is, there is until now, year 2015 – 18 years later – NO universal established definition of talent. Wikipedia for example states ‘Talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard’.  Innovation Excellence defines talent as something we cannot acquire and ‘we cannot learn to be talented’.  Business Dictionary gives two definitions for talent. ‘1. A natural ability to excel at a duty or an action’ and ‘2. A group of people, such as employees, who have a particular aptitude for certain tasks’. OK so this means in those context we assume that talent is something we cannot develop but which is naturally given.

So, this would mean talent is given and as a HR person you would need to find that person with the talent that you need for your special task to be fulfilled. Sounds pretty challenging. And would the talented person even know that he or she is talented? Would a natural talent always beat hard work?

I’m not too sure with all these definitions. Shouldn’t we more think about

  1. Is the talent a ‘raw’ talent or has the person already taken any action to build on his or her talent to grow and strengthen it?
  2. What if a naturally talented person is lazy? Would a less talented person but with a high strive to perform be a better alternative?
  3. Are we really searching for talent or are we searching for potential?

Whatever talent might be I guess we should take into account that our world is changing constantly and we should be forearmed for future challenges. And without any doubt is our workforce the most important asset and value of each company.

I hope this may be some good food for thought. I am keen to hear your view!

Stephanie