062: Mindset & Motivation Special Interview from Kate Erickson

Entrepreneurship and startups can be a tough environment and take a steely personality for sure. Combine that with several life transitions all at once and you’ve got a perfect storm of things to deal with. Most people will give you technical advice but business is more than just that which is why I want to be completely transparent and share my journey… to keep you motivated.

My life the past 100 days has been anything but easy with some HUGE life transitions and problems all happening at once…..then to top it off, the day I recorded this episode (Memorial Day), I had to drop my husband off at the airport to head to Afghanistan for a few months (his 7th deployment…but this one as a contractor).

I was featured on the Kate’s Take podcast (which is AMAZING by the way and you can listen to our episode on her show here) to talk about what I’d been through and the struggles that entrepreneurs and startups go through in terms of mindset and motivation and so many people reached out to me to let me know they enjoyed the episode. I thought it should be shared on my podcast too so this is the same audio.

There’s no shortage of technical and tactical advice for building your medical product and your business but what you’ll hear in this episode are things that not many people talk about, or will admit they’ve been through. I wanted to share my journey in hopes that it inspires you to keep going and to let you know that we all struggle from time to time.

The best things you can do are to open up to someone and to find what it is that really drives you forward and hold on tight to that. In the end, we only have one life, there is only so much time, and we can’t go back in time so we’ve got to make what we’re doing count. If it’s something you’re not passionate about or that you don’t feel called to do, there’s time to find something else out there that is.

Now…those of you bustin’ your butts with a day job and building your product as your side hustle…. you need to do what you’ve got to do to make it happen and just look at it as that. Not all of the time are our actions very fulfilling. I hope this really helps you and would appreciate hearing your journey so let me know 🙂

If you really liked this episode, check out episode 25 for personality traits needed to bring a medical invention to market.

Host: Meghan Alonso

Host Company: Imua Services

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About the Author

Meghan M. Alonso
Meghan M. Alonso, referred to by Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington as a medical device development expert, is known for equipping medtech & IVD companies with the knowledge, resources, and connections they need to bring innovative products to market. She’s the IVD Product Marketing Manager for NAMSA and founder of Imua Services. She’s a contributing author for best selling book “Put a Shark in Your Tank” with Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, and the prestigious “Molecular Profiling – Methods and Protocols”(a must read in molecular diagnostics). Her podcast, MedTech Inspired, in which she interviews the hottest startups, experts, and investors, won iTunes “New and Noteworthy”. According to the Huffington Post, she helps clients navigate the complicated process of bringing their ideas to the marketplace. She’s a patriotic military wife, pet parent, founder and co-founder of 4 successful companies who thrives on guiding medical device and IVD companies through development and manufacturing. When she isn’t helping others, Meghan is hard at work on her MBA she is pursuing from Auburn University, staying active with her adorable husky Abby, crossfitting, enjoying great restaurants and fine wine with her husband, soaking up the sun the nearest beach, and promoting the adoption of shelter dogs.

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