MAKE SACRIFICES, DO WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT WORK
Being an entrepreneur is not easy but it can be rewarding in so many different ways. I don’t want to discourage anyone from heading down this path but I do think it is important that people are not mislead into thinking that it is an easy life style where money just flows freely and that you can do whatever you want.
Being an entrepreneur is not going to automatically change your life, social status or bank account. You have to be ready to make a lot of sacrifices to make it work and the next time you see a social media post that tries to tell you otherwise think twice about it.
You cannot work four hours a week and be super successful. You cannot travel the world and run a multimillion dollar business all of a sudden. You cannot go to every party or social gathering that people ask you to attend. Your business is not going to be an overnight success story – because those just don’t exist.
You are going to have to make sacrifices in order to succeed. You only have so much time in a day and you need to take care of yourself. You are going to have to work long hours. You are going to have to say no to family and friends. You are going to miss important events. You have to decide if it is worth it.
If you want to start a business or grow it to the next level you are going to have to make some pretty tough decisions. And, sometimes the people around you will not like or agree with the decisions you are making. They might think you are working too much, you are not having any fun or that you are being selfish. You have to be ok that some of your decisions or behaviours are not always going to thrill the people around you and you can’t let these people distract you. You cannot make everyone happy and nor, do you need to.
If you love what you do and are willing to make the sacrifices to make it happen then go for it!
Until next time,