Episode 103: Sometimes Your Business Isn’t Worth Saving, with Eric Zimmer
Eric Zimmer is the host of The One You Feed podcast, which was named an iTunes Best of 2014 podcast by iTunes and called “One of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time” by The Huffington Post. The One You Feed has been listened to over 3 million times. He also does extensive one-on-one coaching work with clients and is a frequent contributor to Mind Body Green Online. He also has over 20 years in the software startup industry prior to his current work.
In this episode, Eric and Stacy discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship and why you don’t always have to keep pushing.
Some highlights include:
Sometimes your business isn’t worth saving. At minute 2:00, Eric talks about the challenges of starting his solar energy business and why he ultimately pulled the plug on it.
“I’ve gone through a lot of struggle in my life.” At minute 7:00, Eric talks about why going through struggles has made him a better, stronger entrepreneur.
You can do it, but you shouldn’t. At minute 9:00, Eric talks about learning that he needs to delegate things away after learning his limitations.
There’s a reason we talk about work-life balance. At minute 12:00, Eric talks about why we have to look at work-life balance from a distance to truly see it in action.
“I love talking to people.” At minute 22:00, Eric talks about what he loves about his business right now as well as entrepreneurship in general.
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