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Solopreneur Lessons: What I Learned Taking My Daughters to Work

Sub-lesson: Learn to say “no.” My wife and daughter said, “no way, no how; are you nuts?” when we invited them to join us on the polar plunge. When you are new to the solopreneur life and wondering how you’re going to make ends meet, you will say “yes” to every gig.

I encourage you to eventually say “no.” It’s liberating.I am ashamed to admit this, but upon seeing mice in the living room and kitchen of our cabin in Ohio, my first instinct was to ignore my daughter when she wanted to leave immediately. It was 10 p.m., we had already spent eight hours in the car, and I needed to sleep. The closest hotel was a 30-minute drive on dirt roads through the mountains.

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