Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Small Business Hiring Expert and works with small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to end their hiring struggles and grow their businesses. She is the author of The YOLO Principle: The Ultimate Hiring Guide for Small Business, and a co-author of Rethinking Human Resources.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
When business started difficulties overcame:
“That I’m an introvert and when I was working in the corporate world I had established a comfort zone, I was known, people knew my skills, they knew who I was, I didn’t have to move too far out of that comfort zone to be successful, and then when I started my business I was moving into a new area where people didn’t know me, where I was outside of my comfort zone and as an introvert that was very very difficult for me, to find ways to show up and be who I am and authentic but still feel comfortable doing it”…[Listen for More]
A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It’s Everyone’s Business Book by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden
“The first step to getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are”
Recommended Online Resources:
Google – is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Harvard Business Review – Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from the world’s best business and management experts.
Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“Just go for it, I truly believe that all of us have a business inside of us and we just need to let it out and I’ll go back to what I said earlier from my mentor which is how dare you keep your brilliance from the world, go out and share it”…[Listen for More]
More About Rebecca Barnes-Hogg:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“To be or not to be that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them.” William Shakespeare – Hamlet
Other Quotes From the Chat with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg:
- “Whenever I feel frustrated or blocked I always ask myself, do I want to stay here, or do I want to go somewhere else and where do I go”
- “I find a lot of times that people feel that success means that they’re like someone else, I don’t think I’m ever going to be Steve Jobs, he’s who he was and he will not have anyone else who will ever be him but I see a lot of people who come to me and say I want to do with my company what Steve Jobs did with Apple, that’s a nice aspiration but you have to decide and be clear what success looks like for your company”
- “Live your dream not someone else’s”