The harsh reality of Entrepreneurship with Becky Lodge
Guest Lecturer in Sales at the University of Portsmouth and CIM qualified CEO of Little Kanga, Becky Lodge, joins me as we explore the reality of entrepreneurship today.
With over 25 years’ international sales and marketing experience and having started multiple businesses, she talks about her biggest failure, lessons learned, and her advice to entrepreneurs who want to get to the top of their game.
In this episode we discuss:
2:19 Becky Lodge’s Current Role and Focus – Facing the Challenge of Scaling Up and Changing the perception of women in STEM businesses.
5:48 How Little Kanga provides support for startups across sectors
6:07 StartUp Disruptors – Addressing the needs of kitchen table business owners
10:15 What was responsible for the phenomenal growth of StartUp Disruptors?
15:25 The Reality of Entrepreneurship
23:50 Her biggest failure and the valuable lesson she learned from it.
28:21 The importance of patience in entrepreneurship – Becky Lodge on balancing patience and impatience to achieve results
30:27 “Having the Right Bum on the Right Seat”
32:30 Mastering our emotions to become more successful; mental health in entrepreneurship.
35:47 Quick Juice Questions
36:04 Do you currently invest? What do you look for in an investment and why?
36:30 What most inspires you? And where are you most inspired?
36:55 Other than your own, which book has most inspired you and changed your thinking the most?
37:53 What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
38:15 If there’s one last bit of Executive Juice you can share for people who want to get to the top of their game, what would it be? Ask for help.
- Becky Lodge’s LinkedIn
- Little Kanga website
- Becky Lodge’s Twitter
- StartUp Disruptors’ Twitter
- Hampshire Meet The Buyer’s Twitter
- “Don’t Build Roller Skates for Birds” by Becky Lodge
- “The Psychology of Selling“ by Brian Tracy
- “Play Bigger” by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lockhead, Kevin Maney
“Don’t let one person dictate your future.”
“I fail 9 times for every one success”
“If I’m not failing, I’m not learning.”
“Don’t forget to try and fail at something today.”
“Anything worth having in life is worth waiting for and worth working for.”
“Doing the right thing is always the right thing.”
“Trust your gut instinct. It’s always right.”
“Ask for help, listen to others, and take the advice. You don’t always know best.”