Escape from Cubicle Nation Podcast
Advice, support and encouragement to stop being a corporate prisoner and start your own business
The curse of competence

Do you do something very well, get recognition and rewards for it but feel very burned out and dead when you practice it?  You may suffer the curse of competence, a deadly trap for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

This episode discusses how to avoid starting a business based on a skill or ability you are burned out on.  It can seem the easy path to money, but often leads to real frustration and apathy.

Some strategies discussed:

  1. Disconnect the ability from the job description
  2. Create a personal development plan to give yourself time to learn new skills
  3. Consider a mix of "curse of competence" and new skills to kick-start your business

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Direct download: curseofcompetence.mp3
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