Building a business is not for the faint of heart. Business owners that have come and gone before me have spouted that same line. When I started, with all my motivation and creative ideas, I thought it was a jaded view of entrepreneurship. But it’s not – it’s the truest statement I’ve come to know this year in my business.
Regardless of how tough 2020 has been for entrepreneurs, I refuse to give up! I want so much more out of my business, and not for the money or success. My business is for people. I want to serve clients better every time I communicate with them. I want to help turn photos into heirlooms, memories into legends, and relationships into legacies.
But the behind-the-scenes of that grand goal is a lot less sexy. It looks like late nights blogging, responding to e-mails, refreshing my website, calculating my pricing structures, crafting packages my clients will love, responding to social media DMs, comments, and shares, researching tax requirements and investment options. It’s a lot to tackle, especially for someone who already works 40-50 hour weeks at another job.
I’ve heard many motivational speakers and entrepreneurial leaders say the same advice. If you have goals, write them down. So here they are!
So, that’s my schpiel! If you’ve read this far, you’re a trooper… I know my business is probably most exciting to me and less so to those looking from the outside in. But this is the stuff that gets me so excited that I could jump around the room or melt into a puddle of tears – or both at once. It’s my passion.
Do you have something in your life that has that deep of a “why” for you? What’s the thing you want so bad you could cry talking about it? What’s your purpose for your passion? Pursue it, and don’t give up! Giving up on it is way worse than giving it 110% and failing. Go get it, go-getters!!
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