If someone tells you building a business is easy…run! They are lying! But in total honesty, I was not prepared for the ride that I would be taken on. And I love it! Just when you think you have arrived, nope! The ride keeps going, right back around the roller coaster. Only it’s a different roller coaster EVERY TIME! I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Here is some real talk about what I have learned building a business.
I thought I knew myself..
Ahhhh hahahaha! This one totally cracks me up. A very smart woman who spoke with me on a panel described being a business owner as “self development with a paycheck”
Hit nail on head here!
No other statement could be truer. I have learned more about myself, my past baggage, my beliefs, the way my brain works and how to shift it to how I want it to work, in the last 3 years than I have in the 45 years I have been alive! And I learn something new everyday! So buckle up buttercup and get ready to face yourself!
Humans are amazing creatures!
No really. There really are no two that are alike, which really is our superpower and our downfall. Understanding that just because YOU know what your talking about, does not mean THEY know what your talking about. When you are trying to communicate do it in the simplest way possible. Now don’t misunderstand, I am not saying people are not smart. I am saying that people all comprehend differently, so use your words wisely.
You are not alone..
Man, it is going to feel like you are, ALOT! Your going to feel like you have to do all the things, all the time. And in the beginning, you will. But find your tribe as soon as you can. Get out there and network, meet people. Especially other business owners. Once you build a tribe, amazing things happens.
If you build it, they will NOT come..
Not right away anyway. Being in business is like running in a marathon when your not a runner. One day you wake up and say “I’m going to run the Boston Marathon this year”. Your family and friends look at you like your insane. But you’re determined. You know your not going to just get up and run 26 miles with out falling flat on your face. So what do you do? You train, you build up your endurance and strength. Building a business is the same thing, it is your marathon. Success will not happen overnight, you have to build to it. Learn, market, network, fail, get up, rinse, repeat. Build your base and keep building. The more you do the better you’ll get. JUST KEEP GOING!
Your comfort zone is NOT your friend
If you stay comfortable, you are not growing. What you did to get you where you are will not get you where you want to be. So get a little uncomfortable, take some risks, be bold, and keep growing.
There is no greater reward than building something and seeing it succeed. So keep going friend, you’ve got this. Leave a comment so we can cheer you on!
Until next time,