Entrepreneurship definitely isn't the easiest path a person can take, but the personal and professional rewards are so rich, I am glad I took the leap.
You may not know this about me, but I feel like something of an accidental entrepreneur. Ten years ago, I had no idea I would eventually run my own business, I had no experience selling, or drive to do it. I had no idea I would find my niche in marketing!
That being said, there was actually a time in my business where I said: I QUIT.
Not just, "I quit!"
It was an emotional moment and I had mixed feelings about my decision, but I also felt relieved.
Okay, so it only lasted for 24 hours but something important happened during those 24 hours.
I completely detached from my business. I really quit...for a day. And that 24 hours was long enough for me to get clear.
With some space and detachment, I got clear that I wasn't done yet and that I really wanted to keep going. Before I felt pressure. I wanted all of my goals NOW. I felt impatient. Do you ever feel that way?
But in my 24 hours of quitting, I gave myself space to WANT to grow my business again, and it was a game changer.
After my 24-hour hiatus, I committed myself not only to growing my business, but also to getting the right level for support for my needs. I pulled together several thousand dollars to work with the best coach I knew, I embraced an "I am here because I want to be" mindset, and my business started to grow rapidly.
I'm glad that I quit for 24 hours AND I'm glad that I didn't quit permanently!
Why am I telling you this?
Sometimes running your own business is hard. Sometimes it is emotional. It takes endurance to reap the big rewards. But you can do it. If you do, you can enjoy the joy of expressing your genius through your business, a business designed around you ideal lifestyle, and more income than ever before. Do you think that's worth it? I do!
It's not about not having challenges or bad days. Those will happen. But it's how you respond to them that will determine your success. You want to know other things I have said, besides, I quit?
- Is what I want possible?
- Can I do this?
- What if I can't do this?
Asking these questions does not mean you "aren't an entrepreneur" or can't be a successful one. Just remember to tap into that part of you that has a vision for what you want to create, that part of you that has confidence that you can achieve goals you are determined to reach, and that has faith (you've gotta have faith!), and ENJOY your entrepreneurial journey. It's a wild ride, and I can say for sure that with your talent and heart, it's a ride worth taking!