G&G 089: Dealing with Grief and Loss While Growing a Business with Jess Freeman

 

Episode Sneak Peek:

"The hardest part for me was feeling like a failure."

 

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What's In This Episode:

Riding the waves of entrepreneurship is hard enough without struggling with grief, loss, and depression.

In this episode, Jess Freeman, a graphic + web designer and the owner of Jess Creatives, shares about losing her mom several months after taking her business full-time. She talks about her struggles with grief and depression during that time, and she also shares some amazing thoughts and suggestions on how we can support friends who are dealing with loss. We also talk about a recent course launch that Jess says what a total "flop", defining success for yourself, and how her business grew from a part-time gig to a full-time business.

 

"So, that first year of owning my own business, I'm trying to learn this new kind of lifestyle, trying to be my own boss and figure out how to get everything done, and riding the waves of entrepreneurship, the highs and the lows, and also really struggling with grief and depression."

 
 

"Your version of success is different than my version of success."

 
 

"It's definitely still scary sometimes to say no, even if I don't think it's a good fit."