What’s love got to do with it?
People always ask me.
What is it like being an entrepreneur?
Let me be clear.
Being an entrepreneur is NOT a job.
It’s a way of life!
Certainly a lifestyle.
It is a constant 24/7 hustle.
And the hustle is REAL!
It is most definitely not for everyone!
If you happen to be one of those people that need regularity in your life.
A regular schedule.
A weekly paycheck.
The entrepreneur life is definitely NOT FOR YOU👈👈👈
Yes, that’s the reality of being an entrepreneur.
You are ALWAYS working!
Even going to the gym is considered work.
In one way, shape or form.
Just about everything I do, has something to do with my business!
The thing is.
You don’t really understand that part when you start.
At least I didn’t.
I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I first started my business.
Those first couple of years, I basically stumbled around.
I networked a lot.
Got my name out there.
Went to a whole bunch of seminars, classes, meetings, you name it!
Actually, gave a few speeches.
Anything to help me grow my business.
Trying to figure out works and what doesn’t. 👈👈👈
What you want to do vs. what you don’t!
Like I said, the struggle is real.
See, there’s no playbook.
No one to ask.
How is this supposed to work?
It is after all, YOUR business.
So, YOU have to figure it all out.
Like I said.
It’s not for everyone!
Here’s the thing.
You don’t really think about that when you start a business.
You just kind of think.
This is thing I want to do.
And this is how I’m going to do it.
Sometimes that works.
At that point.
You have two choices.
You can quit.
Which I do not recommend.
You switch your plan.
The goal is always the same.
You most like have to change your plan several times along the way.
Figure out another way to get there.
In case no one has told you.
There are about a zillion ways to get there.
Being that magical place.
The top of the mountain.
The end of the road.
It’s different for everyone.
But one thing is the same.
We are all hungry for it.
That’s why we do what we do.
This crazy entrepreneurial thing.
Be crazy enough to think you can succeed.
And you will!
Over the years.
I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many other entrepreneurs.
And one thing we all agree on.
There area a lot of things no one tells you upfront!
Because, like I said, this sh*t is NOT easy.
You will cry (a lot),
You will be broke,
You will have self-doubt,.
You will want to give up.
You will lose friends and relationships.
Yes, that’s something no one talks about, but totally true!
You will work many hours and not get paid one penny.
You will put in a lot of time and energy.
And then wonder if it’s worth it?
HINT: It is!
So what’s the payoff for all this work?
No, it’s not money.
BTW, if you only go into this for the money.
You have already lost.
No, the answer is FREEDOM!
The opportunity to make a living.
Doing something you absolutely love is absolutely worth it!
To have the opportunity to follow your passion.
To do things you never thought possible, and so much more!
In the beginning.
I wasn’t even sure it was for me. NineFrogs Daily QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Those first few years were quite rocky.
Only, I had no plan B,.
No exit strategy.
It was all or nothing.👈👈👈
That’s how you have to be with the entrepreneurial lifestyle!
110% total commitment.
FACT: An entrepreneur would rather work 80 hours and make a dollar.
Than work 40 hours for someone else.
You really do have to be half mad.
And be totally fine with it!
As I said, the entrepreneur lifestyle is NOT for everyone!
I talk to so many people who tell me they want to start a business,
Only they can’t because of ______ fill in the blank.
I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I first started.
Only, that didn’t stop me.
I knew one thing.
I was going to make it work, one way or another.
Fierce determination and daily persistence.
Got me a whole lot further than smarts!
When you have that kind of determination.
You are UNSTOPPABLE👈👈👈
No one can stop you, except you!
You really have to have total faith in what you are doing!
An iron-clad decision you make with yourself that you CAN do this.
Even on the days that you are doubting yourself!
Just don’t give up!
Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸
That is most definitely true.
Everyone, and I mean everyone.
Will try to talk you out of whatever it is you are trying to do.
Don’t listen to them!
That’s their insecurities.
Henry Ford got it right. ☝☝☝
It’s all comes down to your attitude.
If you think you can.
You will keep thinking of new ways to make it happen.
And, if you think you can’t.
You’ll think of all the reasons why 🙁
Your attitude determines your aptitude!
Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸
Here’s what you need to start!
And it doesn’t cost a cent.
You need determination, will-power and enthusiasm.
If you have those three things.
You can make anything happen.
Otherwise, you’ll be sitting on your couch.
Watching Jerry Springer and eating Doritos.
And no one wants to see that.👈👈👈
I tell everybody.
I’m going to be working on this until the day I die.
No giving up.
Nope, this is it.
I am always thinking of new ways to market my business.
And trying out new thinks (like TikTok and YouTube).
I am well onto building my empire!
I’ve come this far and put in this much work.
And I work at it everyday.
That kind of commitment.
Me, looking perpetually tired all the time.
I tell people all the time, I am building my empire.
And I mean it!
I’m climbing that mountain and I’m not coming back until I get to the top!
Follow your passion!
Have you heard?
I’m writing a book.
Titled: “How One Landscaping Bill Changed Everything!”
Anticipated release date: Spring/Summer 2022!
I cannot wait for you guys to read it.