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Welcome to another episode of the Junaid Ahmed podcast. Today we have a very special guest, Chelsea Husum. Chelsea is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of her own commercial construction company. She will share her inspiring story of pivoting careers multiple times and ultimately launching a successful business in a male-dominated industry. Chelsea is also a devoted mother of two boys. We’ll learn about how she juggles the demands of being a business owner and mom. Chelsea will provide valuable insights on self-care, finding mentors and protecting your time as an entrepreneur. We can’t wait to hear Chelsea’s advice and be motivated by her journey. Thanks for listening!

Pivoting Careers:

  • Chelsea shares her journey pivoting from Spanish teacher to office manager in construction and eventually starting her own business
  • Highlights the importance of learning from each experience and developing people skills

Launching Her Own Company:

  • How Chelsea started her ground penetrating radar and core drilling business
  • Focus on building relationships and personalized service over advertising

Self-Care as an Entrepreneur:

  • Balancing business demands with priorities like exercise, sleep, limiting draining activities
  • Story behind Chelsea’s book inspiring others to embrace vulnerability

Finding Support:

  • Value of therapy in processing emotions outside close relationships
  • Surrounding yourself with encouraging mentors who understand your goals

Entrepreneurship Hacks:

  • Have grit, protect your time, find your tribe for support and feedback

Key Takeaways:

  • Pivoting careers multiple times can lead to success in an unexpected field
  • Self-care is important for maintaining energy as a business owner
  • Community helps provide accountability and new perspectives

Three Hacks

  • Have grit and know that being an entrepreneur is a long haul. You may not see payoff right away but it’s coming if you build something worthwhile and have a bigger vision.
  • Protect your time and set boundaries. Be selective about what you say yes to so you don’t get burnt out. Know what your time is worth.
  • Find your mentors and tribe – people you can get real advice and feedback from about business challenges and who can celebrate your successes with you. Having this community is important for support.

Junaid Ahmed has been a user experience designer for over 15 years. As a UX professional, he uses the user-centered design philosophy to come up with solutions. Trust the system, it works!

“People say that we only live once, but I believe in living every day!”

Junaid has been interviewing people from all walks of life on his podcast Hacks and Hobbies.