True Face of Entrepreneurship – Angela Vithoulkas

Written by Wendy Mak

 

Angela Vithoulkas tells it like it is. Which is just what I love about her.

Owner of Vivo Cafe, founder of Eagle Waves Radio and also a City Of Sydney councillor, Angela brings us the home truths about entrepreneurship with a refreshing frankness.

Juggling so many hats – Angela works hard and understands the challenges of starting and growing your own business.

 

 

What did I learn from Angela?

1. Find a “safe space” to just “be” as a business owner

As a business owner it’s important to have people that you can count on as your pillars of support. People that don’t judge when you say “I didn’t do so well” or “I made some mistakes”. A person (or persons) who knows that you just need to offload your thoughts and is a listening shoulder.

2. Don’t place expectations on yourself to constantly perform

As companies have share prices that go up and down, so can your days as a woman in business. You can have good days, bad days, good results and not-so-good results. And that is perfectly OK! It’s not a reflection of your abilities – it’s just a reality of ANY business that we have highs and lows.

3. Don’t allow your emotions to influence your decisions

Learn to acknowledge and respect your emotions – but don’t make any rash or snap decisions when you’re feeling emotional or reacting to someone else’s comments / judgements about our business. Stay true to your business decisions and business plan in spite of the “noise”.

 

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Until the next interview,

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  1. Emma August 26, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I think having a ‘safe’ business network, like a closed Facebook group, is a wonderful place to share and vent. Not only the tough moments, but also shout your wins from the top of the roof. Our friends and family might not always want to hear how WELL we are doing – makes us feel boastful – but other entrepreneurs/soloprenuers in that closed group will happily celebrate with you. They totally understand.

    I have gained so much strength and clarity from my gorgeous FB business group women, many of whom I have never met in person.

    Also, the mental challenge I am facing right now is Imposter Sydrome. After so many months, years, working ALONE I am finally achieving some dream goals, one of which is a major overseas opportunity. And I’m thinking “Who me? But I’m not as good as X, so why I am being rewarded? What if ‘they’ discover I’m actually not that good?”

    Thanks for that interview Wendy. Actually, Angela was one of the very first women I heard speak back in 2012 when I started self-education on social media, online business etc.

    • Wendy Mak August 26, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Hey Emma, THANK YOU for being so candid yourself and sharing your journey. I totally agree – friends and family aren’t always the ones that “get it” but other entrepeneurs do. The safe space is SUPER important. And I know you are being rewarded because you deserve it and have worked hard – the universe is taking notice – I hope you are able to accept it for yourself knowing that you ARE every bit as good (and more) as the universe thinks. Thanks for connecting and watching xxx

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