The Difference Between an Entrepreneur and an Employee

What’s the difference between business ownership and entrepreneurship? One requires you to own a business!

I talk A LOT about entrepreneurship and frequently I hear back something like, “I don’t own my own business” or “I’m not an entrepreneur.” But the reality is everyone has the opportunity to be an entrepreneur and create the life they crave!

Entrepreneurship is about seeing things differently, looking for opportunity where others see obstacles, leveraging your own and other’s time, talents, and resources to create! THAT is entrepreneurship and you can do that as an owner or an employee.

Now, I’m not gonna lie, doing it as an owner is different (dare I say easier) than as an employee, but the opportunities to control your own outcomes are just the same!

I want to know what you think! Do you control your own outcomes? If you’re an employee, have you tried? What was the result? If you’re an owner, is it easier? Let me hear it from you in the comments below!

Work That Matters: Emotional Labor

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Work That Matters: Emotional Labor


Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to entrepreneurship and getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for answers to your small business questions, time management tips, need a comprehensive business strategy or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can letting life happen to you and begin to create the life you crave with your very own small business. Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for one-on-one coaching and as a motivational speaker on topics including peak performance, how to plan, personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.
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Sweat Equity

Have you ever noticed how you can barely get through 8 hours in the office but then rush home to work in the yard, or the shop, or where ever your joy is…and it doesn’t matter how tired or dirty you get? Why is that?

Well, the short answer is that your ‘day job’ doesn’t matter and your joy-filled emotional labor does!

No one ever promised that the work that brings you joy and fulfillment would be easy. That’s a pretty common misconception I hear a lot as a business coach. “Thom, why isn’t this working like it did for {fill in internet guru’s name here}. They said it would be easy!?!” or my favorite, “I thought this was my passion…I guess not.”

The reality is that you have to put in the work! Just like working the jigsaw puzzle. There is a great work of art trapped in the individual pieces and when YOU put in the work to assemble them in the right order, you get to enjoy it. If you choose to not put in the work, then, well, you have a pile of crap on the table.

Take some hints from what you do with your free time. Where do YOU find your joy? What type of work? Let me know down in the comments! Somewhere in there is your #WorkThatMatters!

Work That Matters Will Elevate Everyone

Are you creating value today?

A lot of times when I ask people this question they talk about how hard it is to create value. But in reality, when you work in your gifts and leveraging your talents, creating value will be easy! Why?

Because that’s why you have the talents and gifts you have…to create value for other people! I’m not saying the work will be easy, but the along the way you will find that creating value for other people also does something for you, it will challenge you, push you, to be better!

This is why work that matters, the work YOU were uniquely equipped to perform, will elevate everyone it touches, you and those around you! Just like the jigsaw puzzle piece, you are meant to play a role in the lives around you AND in the complete picture!

Your Unique Work That Matters

What are you doing today?

You are a unique person filled with special talents and gifts, the specific combination of which is unique to you. Do you believe that? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ or getting our life in order that we forget to do the things that make us happy.

But it’s not just any old thing. This unique combination of skills and talents belong to us for a reason. Think about it like a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are all unique and fit together to create a piece of art. If one piece is missing, the puzzle is incomplete. If you are missing, our puzzle is incomplete!

Do the work you were made to do and great things will begin to happen!

I’d like to hear what you think. Share your unique gifts and talents in the comments!

Free Coaching Friday – Apr 5, 2019

Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to entrepreneurship and getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for answers to your small business questions, time management tips, need a comprehensive business strategy or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can letting life happen to you and begin to create the life you crave with your very own small business. Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for one-on-one coaching and as a motivational speaker on topics including peak performance, how to plan, personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.

It's Christmas Eve!

Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to entrepreneurship and getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for answers to your small business questions, time management tips, need a comprehensive business strategy or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can letting life happen to you and begin to create the life you crave with your very own small business. Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for one-on-one coaching and as a motivational speaker on topics including peak performance, how to plan, personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.

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What do you hope for? And why is it important to have hope? . If for no other reason, hope is important because hopelessness is a miserable place to be! But there is more to it than that. Hope can pull you toward something, toward an outcome, even when your own desire has waned. . Hope is much more powerful than a wish or a dream. While they may conjure up similar mental images, the emotions associated with hope have a profoundly different result on our physiology, even our posture! . I’m interested in what YOU think! Do you believe hope is more powerful that a dream or a wish? Maybe you’ve had an experience that proves it! Share your point of view with us in the comments below! Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to entrepreneurship and getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for answers to your small business questions, time management tips, need a comprehensive business strategy or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can letting life happen to you and begin to create the life you crave with your very own small business. Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for one-on-one coaching and as a motivational speaker on topics including peak performance, how to plan, personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.

Satisfying A Craving

Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for marketing tips, time management tips, small business help or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can stop asking yourself if this is as good as it gets and begin finding success and doing work that matters! Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for speaking engagements and one-on-one coaching on topics ranging from personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.