When Your Friends and Family Don’t Understand

One of the most common questions I hear from many of you is how to handle situations where your friends or family don’t support your business and don’t understand it. 

A lot of you are curious how to navigate those investment questions with your partners and how to handle the idea of your family needing to sacrifice for you to pursue your dream.

This week, I invited my husband Stuart onto the podcast to get all of his thoughts on this topic, as someone who lived it and had a front row seat to me building my business, not that long ago. 

The conversation surprised me and almost brought me to tears multiple times. 

He reminded me of so many hard times in our past that I had forgotten. We talk about some “ultimate cheapskate” moves we did to save $125, living paycheck to paycheck, and the mindset we both had when I decided to invest in my business. 

And you get to hear his honest thoughts as a very analytical engineer type about how it was, what he thought, and what he thinks about it all now, in retrospect.

On today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why showing vulnerability is important when asking for help – you’d be surprised how willing people are to help
  • How to deal with unsupportive friends and family
  • Why it’s important to really understand and be confident in your decision of investing in yourself
  • Why I believe investing time and money into yourself causes a positive impact on your family
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I am Samantha Siffring.

Through my coaching business and done-for-you agency, I help online business owners build profitable businesses without burning out.