An entrepreneur’s biggest fear is probably for their business to fail and not know how to get back up. In today’s episode, we are joined by Kim Flynn. She has been on the podcast many episodes ago and she is back to talk about how she bounced back from failure.
Kim Flynn is a bestselling author, podcaster, and serial entrepreneur with several 7 and 8-figure businesses under her belt. She is the CEO of Card Salad and she will be sharing her experience with us from being at the top, crashing to the bottom, and getting back up again.
Listen to this episode to learn how to navigate the grief that comes with failure and how to get yourself ready for a new chapter in your life.
“That’s a reality for women, if we have children, and for dads as well if they’re the exclusive child provider – it really is a job and you can’t expect yourself to be able to do everything all at once.”
“Business is what I love – business itself is what I love. It’s not the products and services that I have, it’s the business itself.”
“You can’t take the entrepreneur out of someone who is entrepreneurial.”
“That’s how you know you’re an entrepreneur – you can’t help yourself.”
“Life had a different path for us and I really do trust life. Not like life is gonna be like all rainbows if you trust the process, but if the big surge of river is coming at you, you can fight it or you can put your feet up, relax, and see where it’s going.”
“It was mostly deep grief. I’ve experienced deaths in my life, it was death. It was the death of my future, the death of everything I’ve worked for.”
“When tough stuff happens in your life, you just relax into it and let it take as long as it’s going to take, and let yourself go through the grief process.”
“I created this whole system. I took the same business systems that I’ve used in my career and started applying them to the house.”
“There was no ‘eureka!’ moment, it kinda just happened in the background.”
“You don’t realize when it’s happening that it’s happening.”
“Your mess becomes your message.”
“I’ve always been someone who cares so deeply and desperately for people to know that I am a good person, or like me – like needing people to give me validation that I am a good person.”
“You don’t have to force it and you don’t have to push so hard to become successful.”
“It does take a lot of work. If you wanna grow into a $10 million business, you’re gonna work your ass off generally.”
“The thing that I’m presenting is, is that really what you want? Do you really want to sacrifice your life for the business?”
“There could be a stronger motivator that could still get you a life you want and a business you want too.”