Learn about niching down and finding your sweet-spot with this weeks boss-lady solopreneur , Laruen van Mullem. And laugh a little bit along the way!
Womxn’s Inc. is all about meeting with women in business to learn lessons, support each other, and grow. Learn more about the blog series with our introductory post and meet all of the amazing women who are participating each Wednesday on my Instagram Live.
What Did you want to be when you were a child?
A detective and pirate (age 6-8), a psychologist (age 11), and a Shakespearean actor (age 12 – 18), in that order. Really, that’s a recipe for a future self-employed writer. I get to be all of those things, minus the iambic pentameter.
What motivated you to start your own company?
My first ‘real job’ was traumatizing (not exaggerating, it took me years to stop having nightmares), but it motivated me to never work in an office again. I miss office bagels though.
I don’t like any authority but my own. That’s the real truth of why. I hate bureaucracy, I love finding my own way. The real question is: How have I stayed running my own business for over a decade – because that takes more than disliking authority. It takes a lot of inner buoyancy. A faith that you’ll float, no matter what.
What is the best advice you were given when you started your business?
What has been the most difficult decision you’ve had to make while running your business?
In moments of self-doubt or adversity, how do you build yourself back up?
What does success mean to you?
Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?
What is the craziest thing you have done in your life and business?
Which daily routine could you not live without?
What do you love most about Truer Words by Lauren?
Where can we find you and your work?
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