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The Freelance Podclass

85 EpisodesProduced by Craig CanningsWebsite

The Freelance Podclass is not your ordinary podcast! It features a series of actionable lessons designed to help you solve the biggest challenges you are facing in launching and growing a profitable Freelance Business. Join the founder of Freelance University, Craig Cannings, and an amazing faculty … read more


The Entrepreneur's Mindset Class

In this class we talk about how to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. This is a topic that is of utmost importance to freelancers, virtual assistants and online professionals who provide a service. The reality is we all probably started as employees and adopted an employee mindset. In this class, you will discover the 10 characteristics of an entrepreneur and 7 steps to help you shift from an employee mindset to an entrepreneurial one.

Podcast Outline:

0:00 - Opening thoughts

1:01 - Introduction to topic: “The Entrepreneurial Mindset”

2:21 - Discussion about question: “Do you believe that entrepreneurs are born or made?”

  • 3:32 - Craig’s story
  • 8:40 - The challenges of leaving one’s comfort zone

9:14 - Shifting from an employee mindset to an entrepreneurial one

  • 9:53 - How an employee mindset can shape our business and hold us back

10:33 - 10 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur:

  • 11:08 - #1: Risk taker
  • 11:44 - #2: Adaptable and flexible
  • 12:39 - #3: Problem solver
  • 12:58 - #4: Self-starter and initiator
  • 13:19 - #5: Planner and goal setter
  • 13:33 - #6: Decisive
  • 13:55 - #7: Focussed
  • 14:06 - #8: Leader
  • 14:28 - #9: Optimistic
  • 14:51 - #10: Curious learner

15:26 - 7 Steps to Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset:

  • 15:42 - #1: Define and regularly review your big WHY.
  • 17:33 - #2: Own your schedule.
  • 20:22 - #3: Focus on value, not time spent.
  • 22:30 - #4: Create an entrepreneurial tribe.
  • 24:22 - #5: Learn to make decisions quickly.
  • 25:42 - #6: Never stop learning.
  • 26:39 - #7: Protect your lifestyle.

28:19 - Recap of 7 Steps

29:09 - Closing thoughts

Resources discussed in this episode:

Mindset by Carol Dweck:

Freelance University course, “Setting Boundaries and Building Healthy Client Relationships”:

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