What exactly is the truth about being an entrepreneur? It boils down to your own perception of what you feel it should mean to you.
To me, being an entrepreneur means empowering others by sharing my gifts and experiences and living my life to the fullest. When I decided to travel the path of the entrepreneur, I was so excited to be my own boss, have the ability to affect others, and embrace the freedom to choose how I wanted my life to look. Little did I know about everything I would experience.
When I began, I was like a kid on Christmas morning sharing with my family and friends the journey on which I was about to embark. The reactions I received were not exactly what I had hoped for; there was little support and a lot of cynicism. Also, I was new to business and stumbled more times than I thought was possible.
Dealing with marketing, sales, creating a company, auto responders, and web sites, what did I get myself into? This was all a different language. Today I can laugh at myself, yet while I was in the midst of dealing with some of these issues, I was contemplating sticking my head in the sand. Yet I still moved forward.
As time went on with little support from those closest to me and little results, I became overwhelmed and frustrated. Although I was determined to succeed, these obstacles pushed me to my limits. I started researching all of these topics on the internet. Do you have any idea how much information about this is on the internet?
I started spiralling out of control due to information overload. Who is the expert, who do I listen too? Some experts tell you that in "x" amount of days you will have a magnificent business. Well I fell for it and believed that within a month's time, if I followed their steps, I would have a thriving business. That didn't happen, and there were times I was ready to give up.
Instead of giving up, however, I looked closely at myself and realised that what I was doing was not working. I took a close look at my e.....
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