066: Alexis Kingsbury – 5 most important lessons learned from 1 year of interviews with Parentpreneurs

Over the last 12 months, I have interviewed over 50 amazing entrepreneurs about how they’ve built businesses whilst having time with their family, I’ve gone back through the last year of episodes to identify the top things I’ve learned.

So in this episode, I share my top 5 lessons learned, and exactly which episodes go deeper into these topics to help you put them into practice.

I’ve summarized them below, with links to the related episodes:

1. Look after yourself first, before supporting others

o 009 – Wendy Shand
o 013 – Cara Sayer
o 047 – Jeanette Washington
o 052 – Pragya Agarwal
o 053 – Katie Massie-Taylor
o 062 – Vicky Warr

2. Design your life to achieve your goals

o 015 – Annie Ridout
o 018 – Steph Douglas
o 036 – Dr Carolin Purkhardt
o 039 – Colleen Wong
o 042 – Leona Baker
o 051 – Steve Folland
o 063 – Gwendoline Alderton
o 065 – Martin Majlund

3. Learn from others’ mistakes

o 016 – Lucy Chaplin
o 031 – Erin Thomas Wong
o 037 – Poonam Gupta OBE
o 048 – Liz Cameron OBE
o 049 – John Lamerton
o 061 – Live Coaching Call

4. Focus on what your customers want, rather than your “idea” or what you think they “need”

o 007 – David Walker
o 010 – Josh Pigford
o 011 – Sophie Edginton
o 019 – James Lavers
o 026 – Gabriella Lyn
o 029 – Catherine Watkin
o 059 – Karoline Barnes

5. “Marketing” is too big a concept to start with, instead start with your “Customer”

o 012 – Neil Sheth
o 020 – Lucy Whittington
o 021 – Lu Li
o 024 – Arfa Iqbal
o 033 – Bryony Thomas
o 041 – Lucy Bartlett
o 045 – Rachel Carrell
o 046 – Julie Creffield
o 054 – Mariessa Devlin
o 058 – Siam Kidd

If you’d like to learn more from me about what I’ve learned, then please do:

Are you an experienced Parentpreneur with an interesting story to share? Or do you know of an awesome Parentpreneur with valuable expertise who would like an interview?

If so we’d love to hear from you! Please send a summary and links to our producer on support@parentpreneur.com

Thank you!

About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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