That pretty much sums it up!
Being an entrepreneur is not like having your own job, it’s a way of life.
Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone.
Yes, that’s the reality of being an entrepreneur, you are ALWAYS working! 24/7
You don’t really understand that when you start. At least I didn’t. My first couple of years I was kind of stumbling along, trying to figure it all out. Trying to figure out worked and what didn’t. What I wanted to do, and what I didn’t want to do. And there is no one there to tell you! You have to figure that out on your own.
And all the self-doubt! Like, am I doing it right? Should I be doing something else? How come I’m not making lots of money? (LOL, that one comes up often).
And you will go through many emotions…LIKE: you will cry (alot), you will be broke, you will have self-doubt, you will want to give up, you will lose friends and relationships, you will work many hours and not get paid, you will be giving up much of your life for it. And you will wonder it’s worth it, HINT: It is!
What do you get from all this work; freedom, the opportunity to make a living doing something you absolutely love, following your passion, doing things you never thought possible, and so much more!
In the beginning, I wasn’t even sure it was for me. Only by year three (I am now in year seven), I decided this was it, no plan B’s, no exit strategy, it was all or nothing.
And I think that’s how you have to be. Total commitment. Pure desire. Steel-focused vision.
There is something about having a vision, and waking up everyday to get yourself one step closer to it.
That’s what it’s all about!
How true is that! An entrepreneur would rather work 80 hours and make a dollar,
than work 40 hours for someone else.
You really do have to be half mad, and be totally fine with it!
I talk to so many people who tell me they want to start a business
only they can’t because of ______ fill in the blank.
There is nothing stopping anyone from starting
anything except themselves. That’s it.
The only limits are the ones we put on ourselves.
You really have to have total faith in what you are doing,
an iron-clad decision you make with yourself that you CAN do this.
Even on the days that you might be doubting yourself!
That is most definitely true. Everyone, and I mean everyone,
will try to talk you out of whatever it is you are trying to do. Don’t listen to them!
Henry Ford got it right. It’s all depends on your attitude.
If you think you can, you will keep thinking of new ways to make it happen.
If you think you can, opportunities start coming to you.
If you think you can, you’re half-way there!
The great thing about being an entrepreneur is you have no boss.
The bad thing about being an entrepreneur, you have no boss.
YOU are the boss! So if there is a problem, YOU have to solve it.
And there is no one telling you what has to get done today, you have to decide.
And there isn’t anyone giving you a dead-line, you have to make your own.
Oh, and you are always tired (see my picture), always tired…
You have to have a lot of determination and will-power to succeed.
Otherwise, you’ll be sitting on the coach watching Jerry Springer and eating Doritos.
I think that pretty much sums up my philosophy!
I tell people I am building my empire. And I mean it!
That’s a wrap!
If you are considering starting your own business, I hope I have inspired you to do so!
Remember, the only limits are the ones we impose on ourselves, no one else.
NineFrogs ~ Where Attitude is Everything!