I would tell you I had a great week. I have started a new business so I’m focusing on building it and making it successful along with my first company.
If we were having a glass of wine I would tell you about the fun celebration at my Coworking space called @OrangeCoworking. They celebrated their “half birt” with cake and good giveaways. Got to know people through the random factoid we all had to tell. Mine was how I wanted to be a motorcycle cop! It’s quite funny being I have never held a gun let alone shot one nor have I ever road a mototcylcle.
If we were having a glass of wine I would tell you I thought about my sister that I loss in January. She was my middle sister. Sometime the grief is overwhelming and lastly
If we were having a glass of wine I would tell you Ujima Magazine had a wonderful seven year celebration last month. We shared memories and stories about the magazine. Thanks to everyone that supports us.
Well I think I have finished the bottle of wine so I will see you soon to share another great bottle of wine.
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Be Creative Everyday!
There are many entrepreneurs that work a full time job and work their own business on the side until they feel comfortable in living their dream full time.
Six years ago, I took a leap of faith. I quit my job and started my business. I enjoyed the creativity, freedom, and not having someone looking over my shoulder. I could do what I wanted and be in control of my own destination.
Well, I have now had to accept a part-time job to keep my dream alive. At first I felt if I do this I will be a failure. I have changed my business many times to keep it alive and the feeling of failure was a big part of those decisions. But starting a part-time job bothered me more. Why? I’m not sure. Well, that is not true either. I do know it’s that word I dislike “failure.”
There is a bright side to this. I have been able to choose what I wanted to do and choose my hours, so it doesn’t take me away from my passion. The question became do I want to lose my business or save it? I chose to save it and I will do it over and over again. I am learning each day how to make my business more financially viable so that a part-time job will not have to be a choice.
It’s not easy having a business. It can be so emotional at times. I have accepted what I have to do in order to keep going. I need to remove the word failure from my thinking and the person who believes and has a great passion for my business.
How have you handled transition and hard decisions regarding maintaining your business? How do you keep from feeling like a failure? I would love to hear from you.
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