The Inspired Business Podcast

9 | How to Be Professional and Authentic at the Same Time as a Work-From-Home Entrepreneur

November 07, 2022 Becky Kopitzke
The Inspired Business Podcast
9 | How to Be Professional and Authentic at the Same Time as a Work-From-Home Entrepreneur
Show Notes

Ever hopped on a Zoom call just as your dog started barking at the UPS delivery guy? Or watched helplessly as your five-year-old smashed her finger in a kitchen drawer while you were on a very important phone call with very stuffy office people… so you desperately started shoving M&Ms in the kiddo’s mouth to keep her from wailing? {Tell me it’s not just me.}

Everybody knows there are no wailing children in business, right? Or wrong?

As work-from-home content creators and entrepreneurs, our daily lives overlap our daily work responsibilities. What does professional conduct look like in this situation? Is it possible to run a family and a business from home… without feeling like an amateur (or a basket case)?

This episode is going to blow the lid off the old-school concept of professionalism, and help us embrace a new type of professional woman in the workplace… wherever that workplace may be.

Highlights:

  • Old-school professional vs. new work-from-home professional
  • As an entrepreneur, you get to decide the rules
  • How merging work and personal life = authenticity
  • Are you bringing your true character to your business?
  • Welcoming clients and colleagues into your home-based business means welcoming them into your life
  • One area where I wish more people would loosen up
  • When we appear relatable and show our humanity, we offer hope
  • How Jesus is our best model for authenticity in business

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Becky’s writing course, Write Like a Pro

Philippians 2:6-8: “Because even Jesus, Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”

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