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432: Growing Your Business Without Losing Your Artistic Voice

By Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson

Sean is taking off the month of July to write his next book, Sabbatical. During his absence, Ben and Dan will record new episodes of the show. Sean will return in August. At Craft + Commerce, Ben attended a workshop by Rachel Rodgers: “Million-Dollar Badass: Nine Steps to Scaling Your Business to a Million”. He asked Rachel a question, because it didn’t seem like her framework could apply to his business. Her reply: “What’s I’m hearing is, ‘I’m a special snowflake.’” Is that true? Could Ben really scale his business to a million dollars and beyond? And, if he did, wouldn’t he lose the creative voice that’s unique to his work? Dan is with Rachel on this. He thinks Ben is doing something we creators and entrepreneurs do all the time: disqualifying himself—avoiding the perceived pain of failure by finding reasons to never try. This is a fiery episode!

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