That Kindergarten bully doesn’t really prepare you for dealing with haters when you decide to start your own business.Neither does life send you a warning when you decide to wear a crop top and the weather decides to humble you.
We all have ideas about how starting a business will be. You have read/heard about the challenges you will encounter, the skills you need and you are also aware of the rewards of being an entrepreneur. If we being honest, we have stalked our favorite entrepreneurs and have secretly (and not-so-secretly) wanted to be them.
Having ventured onto the entrepreneurial train, let me tell you-I read the books and listened to the interviews.I allowed myself to imagine and dream the dream and I set up to become the ultimate girl boss I wanted to be. And along the way, there were lessons to be learned.
- They will be good days and bad days
I have learned that they will be days when you just want to throw in the towel and call it a day and then they are days when you are constantly smiling .
2. You might be Robinson Crusoe on an Island
I wish someone had told me to be prepared on going on this journey by myself. Sometimes friends will stop calling and other times they will just go ahead and start their own business in the same niche as you.
3. Mentors are necessary
Mentors are IMPORTANT. We never had a mentor and everything we learned was self-taught but we know the importance of having one now.
4. Comparison is the devil’s playground
Never compare your HUSTLE to someone else’s . Strive to suprise yourself by achieving your goals rather than aiming to outdo your competitor.
5. Give yourself a break
Self-care is necessary !!
I have had good days and bad days and regardless I have pressed on.