Transitioning From Employee to Entrepreneur w/ Allison & Matt Owen
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Episode Brief Description
Today we have Lifestyle Builders Allison & Matt Owen. They both just left their six-figure jobs to build their businesses and travel the country, so we help with make the transition to full-time entrepreneurship.
Key Insights & Timestamps
- [00:28] – Welcome and meet todays guests
- [03:36] – Becoming Lifestyle Builders and the big picture
- [08:29] – “Leaving our jobs was a mix of terror and excitement, but worst case scenario, in 3-4 years… we just go back and get regular jobs.” – Allison
- [12:24] – “One thing I really needed was accountability.” – Allison, on what did work well in the corporate world, and needing to ensure sessions were put in place to keep tracks on the new business
- [15:42] -“When a lot of people leave their jobs, they don’t understand the importance of schedules.” – Tom
- [18:00] – Key Action – Creating weekly sync up meetings, the cornerstone of proper time management
- [19:40] – Key Action – Take a look at tasks that are absolute vs. tasks that can slide
- [21:57] – “We pick 1 business that we really focus on to drive growth.” – Tom, on shifting focus between multiple businesses
- [23:51] – Reframing Expectations
- [27:45] – Setting priority goals
- [30:50] – Overcoming different working styles
- [33:16] – “Putting a plan out there gives us a sense of direction.” – Tom
- [39:00] – Key Action – Open communication!
- [41:02] – How taking free online personality quizzes helped find the right work balance together
- [48:13] – Pick the right systems so that your business can run successfully without you
Alli and Matt Owen are former engineers who recently left their six figure jobs to live in a converted Sprinter van (See “Clifford” the big red van below!) and travel the Americas. They help people align their finances to their values over at Owen Your Future.
- Join us as we chat big picture with our very own Lifestyle Builders, Allison and Matt Owen
- Hear what steps they took to leave their 6 figure income jobs to pursue the dream of business ownership
- Discover the success habits Matt and Allison used to build their business from the ground up