Session 124: Building Your Business Through the Adversities of Life



Today’s guest is Daniela Tempesta, LCSW, who has a private practice in San Francisco. She has an amazing story to share about starting and re-starting her practice while dealing with the sudden loss of her mother. She’s written a NY Times article about her experience in continuing to build her business when life brings unexpected adversity. Daniela’s story speaks of the resilience and courage she found to keep moving forward, and it may be just what you need to hear today. Join us!

What We’ll Learn

      • How her mother’s example influenced her desire to be an entrepreneur
      • Letting values guide your decision-making
      • A private practice, a wedding, and a devastating phone call from her mom
      • When your world turns upside down: navigating grief for the first time
      • Honoring mom by running her bakery business
      • The hard decision to let the bakery go
      • “Falls aren’t a sign of failure; they mean you’re pushing toward something.”
      • Lessons learned in entrepreneurship:
        • Find and develop your niche
        • Realize that success requires risk—and hustle
        • Focus on excellent work with your clients
      • How to distinguish tasks that should be delegated and outsourced
      • Choosing your niche based on what “lights you up”
      • Why the private practitioner can’t speak to everyone

      A favorite quote of Daniela’s mom, in reference to owning a business: “You have to feel really strongly about it. It needs to be more than a good idea. You have to have this gut feeling that says you’ve got to do this. I’ve always listened to those voices.”

Resources Mentioned

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