Psychologist and our Guest Blogger Joel Curtis - A great man to know and work with through the 4Networking Australia Business Community!

Psychologist and our Guest Blogger Joel Curtis – A great man to know and work with through the 4Networking Australia Business Community!

Helping build from scratch and running the 4Networking Australia Business Community has not only been a real honour – but I have met some amazing people along the way. As part of that, I have been lucky to connect with Joel Curtis, a Psychologist from Life Resolutions.

Being a Veteran suffering from PTSD myself, I felt the immediate calmness of just meeting such a kind soul as Joel and I gladly refer anyone who comes my way to him. He is also MY FIRST GUEST BLOGGER EVER and it’s a great way to start out.

So now it’s time to shift the spot life to some wise words from a great man who knows his stuff.

Starting Your Own Small Business – By Joel Curtis Guest Blogger:

Starting your own small business sounds like a great idea and the problem is that often it’s something we don’t know how to do! We may have limitless technical knowledge in our given areas, but that is a far-cry of running a business selling services in that area.

One upside to employment we find after one makes the jump is that even though you may not have liked your boss, you lose that protection, support and guidance you were once getting.  You are now on your own and we must be careful not to “Delude” ourselves into thinking that because we are awesome at what we do, everyone will just buy from us.

After all, if we keep on doing what we have in the past everything will be wonderful right? WRONG.  No Way!

No more Help Desk, IT Desks, Unlimited Support, Sick Pay and in being in business for yourself – sure there can be amazing rewards with life in our own terms, but it’s time to take complete responsibility for yourself.  To be successful you need to be self-driven, determined, thick-skinned with a “Never Say Die Attitude”.  Once one understand this, the sooner you can get out of your own way and get the results you deserve!

Edward’s Post Article Thoughts:

True words I must say and thank you Joel! I look forward to more pearls of wisdom coming out in some coming blog posts.  I can relate from that one too, when you are out on your own in business “THICK SKIN” is critical!

Thank you from Edward Zia – Marketing Mentor and Creator of “The Awesome Marketing Vault!”



2 Responses

  1. “Kind Soul Joel”, you are totally AWESOME. It is true, because you said so yourself, & who am I to not believe you.
    OK Ed Zia, you are also awesome, as a business networker, 4N’er, marketing guru & mate.
    Good words Joel, yes it can be daunting stepping out there into the world of self employment & small business, it certainly was for me back in 2002, but I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Now I do know what I didn’t know back then. I just wish I had the good advice & support of the business networking community 12 years ago, that I now have for the past couple of years.

    • Thank you Paul for the great response and I love Joel’s Article. I certainly would like to see more of them from him, just one brilliant and amazing response. The Networking community around us is just amazing and love it!

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