The Multiple Hats of the Solopreneur (FS062)

The Multiple Hats of the Solopreneur (FS062)

At first, you may need to wear all the hats in your business, doing all the work yourself because you can’t afford to hire people to help you. In this conversation we get some clarity about what those hats are, which ones are important and how to think about them.

We also share a handful of hats we’re deciding never to wear again. Enjoy!

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No matter your business or how good you are, you’ll have to wear a bunch of hats.
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Show Notes

Small Business Accounting: Where Do I Put the Money? (FS009) “Whether you like numbers or hate them, understanding the money picture of your business will help you make better decisions and a more sustainable business.”

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered: Austin Kleon: 9780761178972: Books “Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.””

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative: Austin Kleon: 9780761169253: Books “You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself.”

GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark In Sydney Harbour – YouTube “Holy crap.”

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  • Paul Jarvis

    I wrote about all the hats a few weeks ago too, except my post had a drawing. WHERE’S YOUR DRAWING GUYS??!! ;)

  • Naomi Goodlet

    I totally lol’d at your hat photo! Will listen soon. x

  • Jyri Paavilainen

    Just one question, Chase. Why is Caleb’s hat mirrored? The Padres don’t approve. ;)

  • Michael O’Gieblyn

    Chase, you perfectly described my niche in your example of cellists winning a job with a professional symphony orchestras. Now I just need a $250 product. Thanks for the motivation.

  • Rienzi

    The tech hat is really a mountain too stiff with most start ups! Thank you for solidifying my project! I feel so on fire right now! Deng!


    How the hell did Chase think that video was real?

  • Jeff Jones

    Thanks for another kick in the pants! I’ve gotten bogged down a lot lately worrying about everything but what can I provide that’s valuable for the people I want to help. It’s time for the rubber to hit the road!

    Your timing is impeccable as always.

    BTW, did Caleb ever get caught up on his Time magazines?


  • Ben Hartman

    Love the hats guys. I do have to comment that there is NOTHING that I hate more than wearing the multiple hats of a solopreneur. So ready for automation and delegation.

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