I have a small business doing life coaching, public relations, and content writing. I’m good at helping people, and with words, what I’m not so gifted at is the business side of things.
When I was struggling to figure out how to bid on projects, and how to structure my business I hired Bert Jackson. It was the smartest thing I ever did.
Bert helped me to see my value and to stop undercutting myself. Bert helped me to see what my services were worth, and helped build my confidence in asking for what I deserve.
It’s easy as an entrepreneur to think you should be able to do it all – to plant the seeds, grow the cotton, weave the cloth, etc etc… The thing is we can’t be good at everything. I find especially amongst creative people we’re often missing that all-important business mind piece. There’s no shame in that, and we, being the smart people we are, can fix that by hiring someone like Bert to help us build our businesses and take some pressure off of ourselves.
When I sent out my first bids with prices Bert and I worked on (which were more than I’d planned on charging) I was terrified. What happened? The client didn’t even blink. I would never have been brave enough to do that on my own.
Being an entrepreneur does not mean you have to do it all alone. It’ means building a team. I’m very happy that Bert is part of my team. I know I’m going to get where I want to go, – and probably further, and more quickly with him at my side.