Going into business is easy, running a business is hard and until we get in it we don’t realize how very hard it is. Oh sure we talk a good game by telling people that we know it will be difficult but that the hard work will pay off in the long run but the reality is, we haven’t got the foggiest idea of what lays ahead.
For those of us who have made it with most of sanity in tack, it is said that, much like childbirth, that if we knew how hard it was going to be, we would probably never have attempted it.
I constantly tell people that being self-employed is one of the loneliest jobs in the world, just ask any entrepreneur who they talk to about their business issues and most will tell you they don’t. The internal dialogue alone will drive you crazy. Let alone the constant self-doubt that needs to be managed. And by the way, it’s okay if you don’t have all the answers, you’re no different than the rest of us. My advice is simple, do your best, learn from your mistakes and hang on until you make, because it’s worth the ride.
So just because you’re struggling, it doesn’t mean you’re failing- we’ve all been there.
I’m Greg Weatherdon and this has been your Small Business Minute.
Copyright © Greg Weatherdon 2015
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