While your whiling away the hours at your 9-5 job you may be dreaming of the day you could own your own business. Are you an entrepreneur like me? Do you constantly think of inventions or business you could run? If you are then it didn't just start out of the blue, it's likely you were born with this spirit. If I'm being honest it's a bit of a curse since people like us are never content to just sit back and enjoy life. We have to be out working non-stop, but not for someone else, nooooo that's to easy! We have to constanty risk everything in hopes our hair brained ideas will actually pan out.
It's true what they say; taxes, paperwork, bureaucracy are almost crushing. When you first start a business you do everything yourself. If you don't know how to do something, just Google it or YouTube it...making a logo, designing a website, learning accounting software, researching different types of business (partnership vs corporation). Google and Youtube are pretty good assistants.
Everyone from Kanye to Tony Robbins have already told us entrepreneur wannabes the secret and it is true, you really do have to believe in yourself. It's not as easy as it sounds since it doesn't actually happen until you roll up your sleaves and do the hard work. It's doing the actual work that brings the self esteem, it's interconnected. One doesn't really result from the other, it's belief and work combined.
As I prepare to grow my company and reflect on the past 3 years, it is clear that the hard work has paid off. I've built the foundation and as I prepare to build the additions I am reflecting on all the amazing people who have encouraged and supported me through the years. It's definitely been a blessing XOXO