I think there are a lot of people that have dreams of starting their own business.
The positives seem so amazing and dreamy.
I mean think about it, you can make your own schedule and work when you want, be your own boss, control how much money you make, take vacations whenever you want…
Really the list can go on.
Trust me, I’m a fan of all those things too. But, the reality is, it’s not that easy.
Just like the old saying goes, “if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.”
While you can say that’s cliche (which it is), it’s totally true.
It’s amazing how many hours, months, and usually years it takes for a company to become an ‘overnight success’.
So what’s the magical piece of advice that every entrepreneur and business owner needs to know when they are starting out?
You have to learn to truly love the grind.
I think that so often when you’re looking around the internet and reading different articles, whether it’s for inspiration or trying to learn something, people just always talk about working hard. While I’m essentially saying the same thing, I think that when people hear or read about working hard they tend to blow right past it or not pay much attention to it. It’s talked about so much that it doesn’t seem new or different to anyone.
Everyone will agree with the idea of working hard to create success. But, I think there’s more to it.
Starting your own business and being successful at anything involves the grind.
Can you keep pushing forward when people laugh or doubt your idea? Can you keep pushing forward when you feel completely overwhelmed and want to give up? Can you keep pushing forward when you completely screw up an opportunity? Can you keep pushing forward when you feel lost and unsure of what to do or where to go next?
These are just a few of the questions that every entrepreneur and small business owner faces at one point or another. And anyone that tells you different and that they haven’t felt that way is lying right to your face.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve done it before, or how successful you’ve been in the past, those feelings are real.
Only those that truly love the grind, and can embrace the struggle, will be able to push through all those tough moments.
And I really believe that simple fact is what separates the successful people from the unsuccessful.
So if you really believe in yourself and your business, and you’re willing to embrace the grind that comes along with being an entrepreneur, you’ll be successful.
You’ll find a way.
You’ll push through when most people will stop.
You’ll keep grinding and never give in.
You’ll one day be able to look back and realize that it was definitely all worth it.