Allyson Scrutchens knows what it means to beat the odds. The Southside of Chicago native was born to a mother who was, at the time, addicted to crack cocaine, yet Allyson didn’t have any symptoms or medical issues at birth. She and her mother, who is now 25 years sober and a social worker helping others beat addiction, believe Allyson is a miracle. Since then, the 28-year-old has always dreamt big and believed in the possibilities for herself, and very shortly after college she set up several businesses over the years despite people who may have doubted her because of her age.
As a serial entrepreneur today, Allyson, CEO of Forward Planning, LLC — a full service consulting company, that hosted events for as many as 23,000 people — is focused on growing her business and creating multiple streams of income that will build generational wealth for her family. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Allyson shares lessons from her book, How to Be an Entrepreneur 101, what you need to do before you quit your job, why you can’t share your big dreams with small minded people and more.
On this episode you’ll learn:
- The primary thing to have in place before you quit your job.
- Why believing in yourself is crucial to your business.
- Ask yourself, “who better than me?”
- Why you can’t share your big dreams with small minded people.
- Why everybody can’t come.
- How to differentiate your business.
- The difference between an “announcer” and an “executor.”
- Why you shouldn’t let people “pick your brain.”
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RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:
How to Be an Entrepreneur 101 by Allyson Scrutchens
“Everybody Can’t Come” episode of the Support is Sexy podcast
Michelle Villalobos featured on an episode of the Support is Sexy podcast
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