Welcome to episode 92 of my podcast The Executive Edge with Laurent Notin.
Laurent works directly with entrepreneurs and has discovered 3 key symptoms that demonstrate how they have become the bottleneck in their business. He started his professional journey in market research and advertising. He now combines his experience and expertise to unlock entrepreneurs from situations they create when they become the bottleneck in their business.
As an entrepreneur, there are many hats to wear. There are decisions to make and skills to acquire – fast. This is all whilst under pressure to deliver quality work to clients, maintain cash flow and take care of your employees. There are no guidelines on how to juggle all of this, so it becomes very easy to get sucked into daily struggles. Laurent coaches entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and unlock their full potential.
What else did we discuss?
We went on to discuss how Laurent feels business and technical skills are important, but not as important as your mindset. He talks about how the start of being an entrepreneur begins in your head and when you thrive your business will thrive. He explains that the biggest risk is when entrepreneurs become the bottleneck. This bottleneck causes professionals to become stuck. The best way to get unstuck is by recognising what you’re doing, especially where you may be less effective than you’d like to be.
Laurent explains that being an entrepreneur is about building piece by piece towards an end goal. There is no set way of doing this. To learn, entrepreneurs have to understand they are undertaking a journey and taking risks as they do so. Entrepreneurs have to be willing to take the risk of failing. This circles back to mindset and the ability to be resilient, especially to bounce back from setbacks.
How can he help me?
If you are an entrepreneur, solopreneur, freelancer or consultant, Laurent offers a 50% discount to listeners of this podcast. This discount will be on what he calls The Scan: a 1 hour session to determine how badly you’re the bottleneck in your business. He’ll help you focus on the most important issue and come up with a practical plan of action. To access this discount, fill in the form on his page and mention the podcast laurentnotin.com/coaching .