The average person today, practically lives for the weekend. With demanding jobs, financial burdens, and a fast paced lifestyle, it’s becoming more and more difficult to actually stop, and have time to smell the roses.
Most people anxiously anticipate the weekend, so they can do nothing more, than just rest.
In my opinion, that’s not living a life, that is merely existing. I can almost guarantee, that if you had the opportunity to do something else, to do something more with your life…you would.
And for a brief second, you may even imagine what that ‘something more’ is for you, what it could do for you…but only for a moment. Because the harsh reality is, the bills need to be paid, and your dream just won’t cut it…
How many passionate entrepreneurs do you know, who love what they do, but are still struggling financially? How many do you see, selling themselves short, doing everything under the sun trying to make a buck?
It really doesn’t have to be that way. Clearly, there are many entrepreneurs who are proof of that. You shouldn’t have to feel like following your dreams and passion for life freedom, is hard work.
In early 2014, I was in that same situation.
Struggling financially, stressing, burnt out, slaving away trading hours for dollars as a virtual assistant and consultant.
Being an entrepreneur, and still having people tell you how to be an entrepreneur. I get it though…if you’ve found a successful way to do business, you want to share that (or sell it), to others on the same pursuit.
The problem I have is when people try to convince you that their way of “being an entrepreneur”, is the right way, or the only way to achieve success.
Entrepreneurship is FREEDOM…many of us left corporate positions, or chose this path so we could express ourselves the way we know how, the way that is natural to us, the way we feel most comfortable.
Every now and then, I feel compelled to express myself a little more direct, than normal. This is one of those times. You can call this a ‘rant’ post…but, I’ve got to get this out…
I’m an entrepreneur. Lots of people are entrepreneurs. BUT…there are some people who claim to be entrepreneurs, while their actions show a very different reality. Now, I’m not judging…just observing the mindset and behaviors of the self-proclaimed entrepreneurs, who really need to just hang it up and realize, it’s time to quit.
Entrepreneurs Work for Themselves
Either we are self-employed, or an independent contractor/business owner, whose daily business duties and tasks, are set by us. We answer to no one. When an issue arises, it is our own responsibility to assess the situation, and find a solution.
Are you one of the many entrepreneurs who started a business months ago, but are still planning your next business move? Still planning that strategy to reach your first, or next goal and then…planning how you are going to make it happen?
Of course, we have to create our road map to success. We have to have something in place that will guide us. However, a lot of entrepreneurs waste time and energy over planning, that they forget to do the most important task…execution.
This is self-sabotage at it’s finest!
Ask me how I know…
By nature, I’m a very organized and detailed person. I used to deal with being a perfectionist and really struggled with over planning. So much so, I barely got things done. I would spend hour upon hour being busy…but not very productive at all.
“Momentum isn’t created by magic, but by consistently marketing.”
When it comes to building your business online, the one thing that sets apart those who get consistent results and those who don’t is momentum. How many times in your business have you been excited about a new product or service you offer, so you start sharing it all over the internet?
Day after day and finally, you get a sale, or someone contacts you. You keep at it and…BAM, it happens again, and again.
You are so pumped you keep promoting and advertising. THEN, life happens…and you stop going so hard. You got a few sales, you’ve got a few people to follow-up with, so you slow down.
“Sometimes you will have to accept the temporary discomforts in order to obtain the long term goals.”
How often have you felt “uncomfortable” on your entrepreneurial journey? How many times have you allowed those feelings to stop you from going after what you truly want? Do you realize you are sabotaging your success? You are creating barriers that are literally, blocking your wealth.
Success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. The journey is not always easy, but as long as you keep your reason WHY in front of you, you’ll be able to stay the course. We all have to build through the trenches. We’ve got to deal with the grunt work. Your passion will allow you prevail.
You may be one of the many, many individuals looking to discover a way to increase your income. Or, you may be a parent feeling the emotional burden of having to choose between work and family. Maybe you can simply relate to the fact that you are not living to your fullest potential, or walking in your purpose.
Whatever your situation is, you know there is something more.
You are tired of struggling.
You are sick of stressing.
You are ready to live the life you deserve.
You have kept your options open, and have decided to explore the idea of a home based business. I can remember being in this exact same space, and making my decision to say YES, to creating a new life for myself and my family.
NON-entrepreneurs think entrepreneurship is some how easier than traditional work. They see us on Facebook often, watch us ‘brag’ about how happy we are, and how much we love our lifestyle. For a lot of us, that’s just our truth.
We also know, that just because we live our passions and choose to pursue our purpose in life…doesn’t mean the road isn’t always smooth.
In fact, entrepreneurship forces us to remain on our toes…always strategizing, always masterminding, always brainstorming, always thinking, always creating.