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. 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.

Entrepreneurship is the loneliest job

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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One comment on “Small Business Minute #3 – Just Because You’re Struggling, Doesn’t Mean You’re Failing

  1. just love your writing greg , thank you – it has given me a lot of inspiration . My wife asks me why i do it and i think it started when i was small and rebellious and would not listen to anyone . I think self -employed people are constantly dissatisfied and never really happy even when success has been achieved . Perhaps we do have a different gene after all….

    kind regards, richard