Harlan Landes – Identify Your Priorities and Pivot Your Business [076]

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Identify Your Priorities and Pivot Your Business

Show notes

To expand any business, you must be open to change. Some businesses or their owners are afraid of change because it can be difficult to predict the outcomes. They are afraid of the unknown, but without adaptation there is no path to growth.

Harlan Landes, the founder and executive director of the Plutus Foundation, had a detailed conversation with our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss when to know when to quit a business or side gig even when things are going great. The conversation delves deep into how self-awareness plays a role in finding both personal and outward success for professional projects.

Episode highlights

  • Harlan discusses the ideas of prioritizing a business
  • He explains the challenges of making tough decisions
  • How to pivot around situations when things change course
  • Harlan expresses the importance of reflecting on your business

About Harlan Landes

Harlan Landes is the founder and executive director of the Plutus Foundation. He founded one of the first independent personal finance blogs in 2003 with the purpose of holding himself accountable for his own financial decisions. He created the Plutus Awards to highlight independent financial publishers.

Outside of financial media, Harlan is the executive director of the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps.

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About Sarah Li Cain, Podcast Host

Sarah Li-Cain is a finance writer, the founder of Beyond the Dollar, and an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) candidate whose work has appeared in places like Bankrate, Business Insider, Redbook, Financial Planning Association, Stacking Benjamins and Her Money podcast with Jean Chatzky (of NBC Today). Her work blends practical tips and mindset strategies so that those trying to change their financial life can see themselves in the starring role. She also integrates physical, spiritual and mental wellness so that money becomes a tool to enhance people’s lives.

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