A multipreneuer is an entrepreneur who is actively involved in several projects at once. As more and more people venture into multiple fields, we asked one of our dear friends Stephanie from Helpings to share her journey.
I consider myself a health and wellness entrepreneur sharing my story of recovering from health issues and happily building two businesses and brand, offering kick-ass, tasty alternative cacao-based products.
I hated the last job I had and had an awful boss and then decided to resign out of the blue without a plan.
It took me years to figure things out, start Helpings (my entrepreneurship platform), then kAAKAO (a no added sugar chocolate brand) and now finally come up with a good way of merging the two.
I’m bad at cutting myself some slack and having patience. And it’s just a fact that it takes a lot of time to create something from scratch.
There is no such thing as an ‘overnight success’
If you talk to entrepreneurs, it seems like most of us struggle with the same things, but for me, it would be time management, productivity, eating well, getting enough exercise, taming a busy mind, work-life balance, having enough meaningful relationships and having enough fun.
Lifehacks for happy, effective entrepreneurs
I’m a massive quote junkie, that’s all that my Instagram account (@thisishelpings) is filled with currently.
It tends to change though.
I can see something (a mantra or a quote) and be completely obsessed by it for weeks, only to find something else that all of a sudden suits me better.
Right now I love a quote by Brene Brown:
‘If you aren’t in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback”.
Content creation can be time-consuming
In the beginning, it takes up so much time, though, it still does. But you kind of grow a muscle and know what it takes to create good quality and great pictures/videos.
It’s a full-time job, which is something a lot of people still don’t understand.
Writing a good blog post may take hours. Taking a few fab food shots is usually a day’s work. Right now I’m juggling a bit too much, but I’m about to hire a social media manager to free up some time to create a chocolate brand I’m working on and to shape my existing entrepreneurial Helpings brand.
It used to be all food and then I realized I was more inspired by topics around productivity, healthy habits and lifehacks in general (which still includes food, yay!)
As much of a dreamer as I am, I believe that plans are more effective – if you actually want to experience whatever it is you’re dreaming about/planning.
A plan has milestones, steps – all hopefully tangible and somewhat measurable. A dream is – well, a dream. So that’s what I do: I plan.
And leave the dreaming for the big vision, which is where I think it belongs.
Stay true to yourself. It’s the only way forward. And dare to charge well for your time.