Doing It On the Side
About This Show
Doing It On the Side is the podcast that shines a light on people following their passions on top of full-time lives. Episodes feature stories of everyday people and the interesting projects and businesses they’re doing on the side, how they got here, and how they make it work day-to-day — along with perspectives and guidance from a range of experts and thought leaders to help you do it too.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 05: Guest Expert Tara Gentile—author, speaker, entrepreneur and founder of the Quiet Power Strategy®
2 days ago
Today I’m talking with special guest expert Tara Gentile. Tara’s an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who works with other entrepreneurs, many of whom are building their businesses as side projects or transitioning side businesses to full time work. I first came across Tara when I was in my life coach training program a few years ago and looking for ideas to build my business, and I have been an avid follower ever since. She’s super smart and has a really fresh perspective in how she approaches business building. And be sure to listen all the way through, because Tara’s also got a new side project of her own! Find Tara at TaraGentile.com On how Tara journey to entrepreneurism started with quitting her original plan to go to grad school to become a religion professor, and then working in retail management at a Borders bookstore (AKA mini-business school) Tara’s used everything she learned at Borders in first entrepreneurial venture and started with a website business, which led to buying a second website business—and with time her business has evolved to where she is now How we tend to discount our previous experience, but how valuable previous experience in whatever jobs you’ve held over your life, are so important to how you can look at approaching your entrepreneurial ventures. How Tara helps idea-driven entrepreneurs, many who start their business on the side, find focus in their work—this is so important because for these types of businesses, as Tara says, “the message is the money”. Tara’s recommendations for finding focus in your entrepreneurial venture Give yourself the space Know what you will say no and yes to