Dave Lukas Chats with David Shriner-Cahn
244: How to Navigate and Thrive in the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur with David Shriner-Cahn
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is David Shriner-Cahn. David is the host of the wildly popular Smashing the Plateau podcast and his business helps consultants and coaches build their business following their careers as professionals employed in the marketplace. Simply put, David helps employees’ transition to thriving entrepreneurs.
He has been features in Forbes, INC, and many other outlets and is also a popular speaker. David’s mission to help people become entrepreneurs was born out of his experience of being a highly successful employee for 28 years only to wake up one day and be told it was over. He had to go through losing his job and identity to finding a new path as an entrepreneur and his experience and what he has learned can help so many that are in the same situation, so I’m excited to get into it.
David has a master’s in engineering from Cornell. He worked as an engineer early in his career and then transferred after a job loss to the not-for-profit sector. He had no formal training to become a not-for-profit executive and did that for 23 years. He had plateaued in the organization and could not become the CEO as he was in the #2 position. He decided that it was time to scratch entrepreneur itch he had most of his life and became a consultant.
He had built a network that he used to start his business.
What do you think is the hardest part about transitioning from an employee to entrepreneur? And talk to use about “chicken entrepreneurship.”
What does that look like to be ready in your mind? How does someone know?
Thoughts on the mind shift that has to happen?
Is there a process people go through to manage the transition from employee to entrepreneur?
Talk to us about the business side and running the business once up and going…
At the 27 min mark, David and I talk about why most people don’t get what they want…
What are some of the best resources and tools you’ve found to help entrepreneurs?
At the 33 min mark, we discuss the #1 cause of business failure…
Best practices around life/work design?
Other advice for entrepreneurs?
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