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Is the Grass Greener on the Employment Side?

Today’s question is:

“I don’t know if it’s the fact we’re going into year three of COVID and everything that comes with that. Isolating, kids home from school, limited opportunities for social interactions, et cetera. But I feel like I’ve officially lost my business mojo. And the idea of having a nine to five where work and pay are reliable rather than the sometimes unpredictable ebb and flow of projects, suddenly feels really enticing.

I’m not asking you two to make the decision for me. But what should I be thinking about? What’s important to consider? And is it possible I’ve just gone COVID crazy.”

Well, as we’re entering the third year of the COVID pandemic, I think it is safe to say that a lot of us are just really fried. And we have a listener who, because of this, maybe because of this has lost their business mojo or fears they have, and is thinking that the grass looks greener over on the employment side. And wants our take.

In this episode:

  • What to look for if you want to go in-house. 2.05 
  • The impact of lockdown on business owners 4.15
  • Reasons to go in-house. 6.50
  • Going in-house doesn’t have to be a forever decision. 9.15
  • What to consider before going in-house. 12.30
  • How to make big decisions. 14.10
  • How to use a paycheck to build your business. 17.25
  • Problem solve for the things you want. 18.25

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About Business Badassery

Amy’s a conversion copywriter, business coach and serial business owner who’s been reading advice columns since she was nine. With decades of business experience, she’s gotten very good at quickly reading situations and coming up with solutions – especially on the fly. You can find her at

Kirsty’s a launch copywriter and ex-psychotherapist, who’s smack bang in the middle of scaling her business with online courses. She’s good at making sense of human tendencies, selling things with words, and only following the work that feels good. You can find her at

“Amy and Kirsty are wonderful, wise and witty!

I already push myself hard enough so I'm not interested in working with coaches that are going to "crack the whip" and "kick my arse".

Kirsty and Amy both have a gently challenging coaching style. I always left sessions feeling validated, smart and capable but with a clear idea of how to make things even betterer.”

Anna Rogan
Creative Copywriter

“Kirsty seems to have this ability to see things that aren't being said. And then she brings them to light in such a nurturing way. 

Amy is direct AND caring all at the same time. It makes it easier for me to get to the point cause I know you'll get to the point when you ask about the things you need more info on.

Together — I love that neither of them hold back when their opinion/suggestion/perspective differs from the other's. It just makes it all so much more valuable. 

Also, they’re both so genuine, warm, smart and hilarious. Those 'good' traits just compound when you put the two of them together, ya know?

Miish Grixti
Conversion Copywriter

“All I'd ever heard about Amy was that she's a great coach. Welp, she's a great coach. Knows the right questions to ask to get through the bullshit and get to the root issue.

And my sweet, sweet Kirsty. Using all of her best therapy tricks to keep us moving forward. And making us feel loved :)

Together? Stop. So good. I have never felt so supported. 

I think the value in coaching is having someone hold a bigger vision for you than you can see yourself. So having TWO of you hold that for me was extremely motivating.”

Megan Baird
Email Copywriter