Episode Summary: I chat with a business owner. She tells us her story and gives advice to future entrepreneurs.
English Level: C1 🇨🇦🇨🇦
- Paige Introduction (0:22)
- How did you start your business? (1:13)
- How did you manage the negative thoughts that told you you couldn’t do it? (9:00)
- What motivated you to further develop your business? (10:33)
- How did you maintain your motivation with blogging? (12:30)
- How did you deal with challenging days? (15:57)
- What is the current status of your business? (18:19)
- Where can I go to join your courses? (22:12)
- What is the future look like for you? (22:34)
- What is your message to someone who is hesitant about starting their own business? (23:43)
- Undergrad degree (noun): bachelor’s degree
- Student debt (noun): money owed on a loan that was taken out to pay for educational expenses.
- Entrepreneur (noun): a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.
- Envision (verb): imagine as a future possibility; visualize.
- Ambitious (adj.): having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
- Uncomfortable (adj.): causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort.
- Puke (verb/informal): vomit
- Inquiry (noun): an act of asking for information.
Phrases to Remember:
- To date someone: If you are dating someone, you go out with them regularly because you are having, or may soon have, a romantic relationship with them.
- High ticket item: a high-value and high-priced product or service.
- Take a leap into the unknown: To go for something- to take one’s chances on something.
- Kudos: compliments or congratulations.
- Self-sabotage: behaviors or thought patterns that hold you back and prevent you from doing what you want to do.
- Boatload: a large amount.
- Fall on one’s lap: to quickly or unexpectedly obtain or achieve something desirable without effort.
- Hell or high water: used to say that something will definitely happen or be done even though other events or situations might make it difficult
- Pick yourself up: to recover from a difficult situation
- To suck it up (US): accept something unpleasant or difficult.
- Nail something down: identify something precisely.
- To be on the fence: not able to decide something
Mistake to Avoid:
- What did Paige do instead of studying?
- What did Paige study in university?
- When did Paige meet her German boyfriend?
- What did Paige do when she realized she didn’t have many career options in Germany?
- What happened the first time Paige tried to start her online business?
- What did Paige do to deal with the negative thoughts in her brain?
- What motivated Paige to further develop her business?
- What did Paige do to grow her business at first?
- Which animal does Jorge mention to illustrate his life in Germany?
- What does Paige sell now?
- What does Paige recommend for people who want to sell products online?
Question to consider:
If you were to start your own business, what would it be?
- Episode about my life in Germany
- Paige’s website
- Find Paige on Instagram
- Paige’s YouTube channel
- Most Common Mistakes Germans Make in English
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