Let’s talk about being an entrepreneur! If you would have asked us a few years ago if we’d both be running our own businesses- and loving it!- we probably would have laughed. But here we are! In addition to being the Broadway Husbands, Stephen teaches ballet to students and professionals from all over the world. Bret is the Broadway Life Coach, helping to coach entrepreneurs and creative multi-hyphenated individuals achieve their goals. And together, we run the Broadway Life Apparel brand! We’ve learned so much along the way and share a lot of those lessons in this episode.
For us, the entrepreneurial life is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Quite the opposite. And instead of looking at a situation and asking how we can make money, we always start with the step of how can we help people. The money part will follow. We’ve learned that it can take a long time- and we’re talking years!- to nurture our creative selves to the point where we’re ready to nurture our creative community as a whole. We feel very fortunate that our businesses involve our actual passion of performing. It means there’s no flipping a switch between these two parts of life. They are fully integrated, and both make our hearts skip a beat.
But along the way, we have struggled with the voices of many other people in our heads. We have felt like imposters when we are literally experts at what we teach. And like almost every entrepreneur we know, we have felt like we’re behind some imaginary deadline. There’s no getting around those feelings. But the perks of the job far outweigh the struggles. We get such a thrill out of helping people who are on the verge of something actually realize their dreams. There’s no greater joy than that.
How about you? Are you an entrepreneur looking to take your business to the next level? What was your journey to get you there? We’d love to hear all about it and support you on this path. Send us a message!
We are grateful to be a part of the Broadway Podcast Network.Thanks to David Dabbon for our theme music and to Sophie Kay Photography for our image.
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