“NineFrogs Weekly Roundup!” (8.9.19)

It’s never, ever too late, Patricia Bokowski… to give thanks in advance for the help you stand in need of, as if you’ve already received it.
Because you just wouldn’t believe how much I can accomplish in no time at all, literally. 
Thanks for listening, 
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See, Patricia Bokowski? It works.
“Stop asking people who have never been where you are going for directions.” – NineFrogs 

Today marks my seventh year in business.
It’s hard to believe that’s it’s only been seven years.
I feel like I have been doing this forever.
Guess that’s how you feel when you are doing what you love!
Here’s a little business nugget.
Your business becomes your LIFE.
You literally eat, sleep, breathe, dream, your business.
And you really can’t understand that.
Until you live it.
So today, I am sharing my thoughts on the entrepreneur life.
It takes time. 
It doesn’t happen overnight.
It’s funny how people will ask you if you are a millionaire yet?
I worked for Cablevision for over twenty years.
And not once did anyone ask me if I was a millionaire yet.
Seems like many folks think that just because you start your own business.
You are going to be a millionaire over night.
From where I’m sitting.
That’s certainly not the case.
In fact, having your own business and making it successful is hard.
Really hard.
And that’s probably why so many people give up.
Because it’s so unbelievably hard.

Because it takes a lot of determination.
It takes great amounts of motivation, persistence and patience.
On a daily basis.
Trust me, giving up would be easy.
But, I won’t, I’ve come too far.
Put another way.
This whole business thing IS A BITCH.
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“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”
Vince Lombardi
Some days.
I find it hard to image.
How all this started back in 2012.
I literally started from scratch.
Like, there was no NineFrogs.
Now, as a result of all my hard work.
People know who I am.
Around the world.
Same with NineFrogs
None of that would have happened.
Had I not been working like a crazy person all these years.
Through all kinds of hardships.
Didn’t matter.
I didn’t waiver.
I kept on going.
That’s the thing about entrepreneurship.
It is a never ending journey.
Both of success and failure.
Which brings me to one of my favorite quotes:
 “Fall down seven times, stand up eight”.
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Let me say this.
If you are doing this thing right.
The one thing you are continually doing is LEARNING.
Because if you are not.
You are definitely doing something wrong.
I recently found out I was doing something the wrong way with my blogs.
So, I spent the whole summer editing all my blogs.
That’s what I’m talking about.
Always. Be. Learning.
I am a big fan of LinkedIn.
In fact. I am a LinkedIn All-Star (their term, not mine).
LinkedIn is a great way to connect with business leaders.
Learn, because there is so much information there.
And it’s also a great way to promote your business (like I do on a daily basis).
Networking is another great tool to learn about business.
It’s a great opportunity to meet new people.
And, if you do it right.
Make some wonderful friends.
When I first started my business.
I was an avid Networker for a good 3-4 years.
It was a wonderful experience.
And I highly recommend it.
Have you read The Magic of Thinking Big?
Or, How To Win Friends and Influence People?
If not.
I highly recommend you read both.
Both, are chock full of things you need to know.
Not only about business.
But, about life.
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If you tired, learn to rest, not quit!
As an entrepreneur it is easy to fall into “burnout”.
Because there are so many things you want to do.
And there are only so many hours in a day.
So, it can be highly overwhelming.
That’s why you need to learn.
When to take a break.
As in, get up and walk away.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
And your business won’t be built in a day either.
Burnout is a real thing, trust me. 
I’ve been through it few times myself.
Great things take time.
Remember, you are planting seeds everyday!
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The good thing about having your own business.
You are your own boss.
The bad thing about having your own business.
You are your own boss.
So, depending on how you look at it.
Is either a great thing.
Or, when things aren’t going well.
Not so great.
That’s why you need to be able to motivate yourself.
No boss telling you what to do.
That’s why entrepreneurs are crazy people.
We don’t mind working Saturday nights to finish a project.
And not get paid a penny.
Yeah, that’s the kind of commitment you need to have!
This is the part where I tell you it’s okay to be sell fish.
Sell fish with your time.
Your energy.
Your space.
Because you need every bit of it to get things done.
And you can’t do great things.
Having people taking up your time.
In summary, don’t be afraid to say no!
On your road to being amazing.
You have to be willing to say no!
“Your spirit is what keeps you going
your attitude is how you show it to the world.”
Kermit the Frog
“Believe, really believe, you can move mountains, and you can. 
Not many people believe that they can move mountains. 
So, as a result, not many do!” 
David J. Schwartz / The Magic of Thinking Big
Spiritualist Within
It’s a constant balancing act.
And YOU are in charge.
In charge of what gets done today.
And, what can wait till tomorrow.
Only, that’s how you pick up the sh*t that ways you down.
So, you have to continually reevaluate what needs to stay.
And what needs to go!
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And that’s the truth!
Like, depending how you look at it.
Every day it either a Monday or a Friday.
Because, it doesn’t really matter what day it is!
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Lastly, make sure you follow NineFrogs on TikTok & YouTube – The Frog’s Den – New videos coming real soon!
That’s a wrap!
Talk soon,
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!
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