Reboot Podcast Episode #48 – When are you really an Entrepreneur? – with Sarah Weiler

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.

Episode 48 // September 22, 2016

“Development involves giving up a smaller story in order to wake up to a larger story.”


Sarah Weiler

Sarah Weiler

CEO and Founder of Power of Uke

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Episode Description

When is the moment at which you become an entrepreneur? Is there a definitive moment or action that makes it official? Sarah Weiler followed her passion to bring creativity and playfulness into the workplace by founding The Power of Uke last year. Like many early-stage entrepreneurs, Sarah is still working a day job to pay her bills as she builds her business. The Power of Uke is gaining clients and billings but Sarah is reluctant to identify as an entrepreneur.

In this conversation, Jerry and Sarah discuss what’s holding her back from identifying as an entrepreneur and why it’s so hard to shift from living to satisfy what you think is expected of you to what you want and love to do.

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Show Highlights

Top Quotes:

“There is something super powerful that we do when we allow ourselves to be open and experience life just precisely as it is.” – Jerry Colonna

“There is a benefit to others and to ourselves when we step into a place of allowing ourselves to experience the authenticity of who we are.” – Jerry Colonna

“We all have our self-doubts, and we all wonder if what we are doing is valuable.” – Jerry Colonna

“Every time we have the thought of, ‘What is my purpose?’ the coincident statement, observation, and question is, ‘I have no purpose.’” – Jerry Colonna

“The notion of accepting and being accepted directly links to belonging.” – Jerry Colonna

“I know that if I feel like I belong, then I feel safe and I can allow myself to be loved.” – Jerry Colonna

“When we open up to the ‘genuine heart of sadness,’ we feel the rawness.” – Jerry Colonna

“The reason our heart closes is because it is painful. The movement to close the heart is a protection movement where we are protecting against the rawness, vulnerability, and the potential of being hurt.” – Jerry Colonna

“When our rawness is met with gentleness, we can be in that state where we are okay even though we are talking about difficult issues.” – Jerry Colonna

“We want love, safety, and belonging. In order to have love, safety, and belonging we choose to be lesser than our fullest self.” – Jerry Colonna

“My biggest fear is that I have sat with a list of companies to call for one year, and I haven’t called any of them because I know I have to be vulnerable to rejection.” – Sarah Weiler

“An entrepreneur is someone who has an idea, turns that into reality, helps others, and earns a living.” – Sarah Weiler

“If I come up with an idea, but I have another job then I don’t feel like I’m an entrepreneur.” – Sarah Weiler

“Just get on and do it.” – Jerry Colonna

“A lot of times the things we say comes from a place in our body.” – Jerry Colonna

“The stomach is the seat of who we are. It’s the who we are without all the crazy ass stories we have been telling ourselves all along.” – Jerry Colonna

“I want to live in my body.” – Jerry Colonna

“When we speak from a space of our soul, the seat of our soul is our stomach. It’s our solar plexus.” – Jerry Colonna

“You are always a better coach if you have been through it.” – Sarah Weiler