Sarah Schulweis is one of those people who can best be described as magnetic. She’s smart, confident, honest, and vulnerable. If I lived in Oakland, I’d make her hang out with me all the time just so I could learn from her.

She’s the founder of Anchor & Orbit, a business consultancy that helps growing businesses set up processes, systems, and a realistic plan to reach their most meaningful goals. She acts as a hired operational co-founder, more or less. She also runs a four-month program + guide at a lower cost than 1:1 consulting. The applications for that are open now till Monday – check it out!

Having trained as a dancer, gone to school for entrepreneurship, worked in PR and marketing, and experienced her fair share of compromising situations thanks to injuries, Sarah’s story has a lot of twists and turns. Today, she’s been successfully consulting with small businesses in rad industries for five years. We talk a lot about making ends meet in hard times, having faith in yourself, getting real about your finances, and balancing the fun and not-so-fun parts of running a business. Listen above or on iTunes or Spotify.

Show notes

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The value of resetting and giving yourself the headspace needed to tackle big goals
  • How Anchor & Orbit came to be and the time it takes to get into a flow
  • How roadblocks and hardships aid in getting to where you’re going
  • Being grateful for those experiences
  • Organic lead generation and the power of word of mouth referrals
  • The importance of strong and honest messaging
  • The power of boundary setting: knowing what you want from people and what you can give them
  • How to look at your history to determine what you want
  • How collaboration will propel your business forward
  • Creating a guaranteed baseline income
  • Hiring the right people to overcome roadblocks
  • Having faith in yourself when taking risks
  • Checking our privilege and giving back
  • Changing your perspective about money: sit with abundance rather than lack
  • The importance of being realistic about your finances

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