Truth About Entrepreneurship – Suzy Jacobs, Jac Bowie, Sarah Riegelhuth

Earlier this week in an open letter to entrepreneurs, I lifted the lid on something I’ve been observing within the womenâ’s business community for a long time.

Mounting self-doubt, comparison-it isâ and unrealistic expectations about success. Increasingly I’m hearing that these issues are becoming more common – and with so many of us solo entrepreneurs, we often feel like not much help is at hand.

So I’m calling for more women to get real about business the tough days, the days they want to quit the REAL truth about entrepreneurship.

To help me highlight this issue I asked some of the women who are at the forefront of our business communities to join me in this discussion.

In this video, Sarah Riegelhuth of League of Extraordinary Women, Jac Bowie of Business in Heels and Suzy Jacobs of SHE Business come together to share what they’ve observed within their communities, as well as sharing their own true face when it comes to entrepreneurship.


Did this resonate with you? Let me know in the comments area below because it’s important for us all to know that we are all here to support each other.


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We need to hear your voice to better understand this issue, so we can find the solution and support each other on our business journey.


The True Face Of Entrepreneurship


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By | 2017-09-18T09:15:44+10:00 August 7th, 2014|Amazing Women|9 Comments


  1. Caroline McMillan August 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I found this video very valuable because of the honesty of the women. I think so often we see businesses just for what they offer us and don’t give a second thought to the hard work and determination behind them. I know that it is good to share successes but as you say it is equally important to realise that the things you read on FB are the highlights. We don’ t see or hear of the blood,sweat and tears behind the scenes. I haven’t launched my business yet and at times feel my momentum lagging. As a nurse I am used to serving for an hourly rate (and certainly not 6 figure) and there are days where I know that it would be simpler just to continue to do what I have always done. However I am passionate about what I am creating and just need to stay focused! Thank you all for sharing and I look forward to more inspiring videos.

    • Karen South August 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      Hi I’m also a nurse and feel trapped into the comfort of doing what I’ve always done! I also love to create and to be honest it’s creating that keeps me sane. I also loved the video…it’s so good to know it’s not just the highlights we see in business and that the “messiness” we have while starting a business is actually normal!

      • Wendy Mak August 16, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

        Hey Karen, it’s so great that you have a creative outlet that you can be passionate about!! And yes – that “messiness” is totally normal!!! I know my biz is a constant work in progress, and some days are still harder than others… Thanks for watching, connecting and joining the conversation xxx

    • Wendy Mak August 16, 2014 at 8:05 am - Reply

      Hey Caroline, you’ve made some great points here. It is often hard to stay motivated and sometimes taking the “easy” path and sticking with your day job can be tempting. But as you said – when you have a passion and you know there are people out there that you can help through your business, that’s what keeps you going. I know it does for me – knowing there’s one or two people that I can help – it makes all the blood, sweat and tears worthwhile! Thank you for watching and connecting xxx

  2. Lyn August 16, 2014 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Thank you Wendy n all ur guests! So nice to know that successful women feel the way I feel at times. I love connecting with you n our group. Its a little dose of inspiration. I always need to be surrounded with positive n productive things may it be doing SSR, going to networking events, writing blogs or going to workshops to get me going on my start up biz. It’s so easy to give up.

    • Wendy Mak August 21, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

      That’s so great to hear Lyn – sometimes it’s just all about surrounding yourself with a community that understands and supports you and “gets” the bad days. So honoured you have let Smart Savvy and Rich be a part of your community xx

  3. Megan August 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I really wish I’d listened to this when it first came through! I was having the most terrible week last week and was ready to give up and go back to a corporate job. I wouldn’t say that I like that other people in business feel the same, but it makes me feel better to know it’s not just me. Thanks for a great post.

    • Wendy Mak August 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      You’re so welcome Megan – there is something to be said about the comfort of knowing it’s not “just you” so I totally get what you mean…. I really really hope you are having a much better week – you know where to find me if you want to chat! xxx Thank you for reading + watching

  4. Belinda Janis September 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Great to hear inspiring women being open and honest about the reality of business. I could relate too lots of this conversation.

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