The Lean Startup Methodology for Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs| A Better Entrepreneurial Process to Follow for Success

The Entrepreneurial Cycle | Episode #128

Why the Lean Startup Methodology doesn't work for purpose-driven founders. Use these 4 steps instead to make your purpose-driven business grow faster.
The Rank & File Podcast

The Rank & File Podcast

Hosted by Kari Elizabeth Enge - Certified Life and Business Coach for Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs at Rank & File

Did you know that there is a process of entrepreneurship with specific steps? When you follow these steps, you’ll create a financially successful, impactful business faster (with a lot less stress along the way).

I disagree with many of the traditional ways that the process of entrepreneurship is taught. I think these classic “cycles” like the Lean Startup Methodology miss some of the most important elements, including HOW to actually approach and think about each step.

And let’s be honest – fear, doubt, confusion, complexity, indecision, stress, and burnout – are all things entrepreneurs encounter along the way.

This episode teaches you my improved entrepreneurial cycle, which makes the startup and scaling phase of business MUCH easier for purpose-driven entrepreneurs.

What’s the difference between my cycle and other entrepreneurial processes like the Lean Startup Methodology? Find out in this episode. Then, apply my steps and see how much more smoothly your business runs as a result.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the Lean Startup Methodology doesn’t work
  • What process to follow instead so that you reach your goals
  • The 4 steps of the Entrepreneurial Cycle
  • What skillsets you need to follow the Entrepreneurial Cycle
  • How to turn overwhelm and frustration into calm, grounded and focused

Important links from today’s episode:

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