Every day feels like … well to be honest the last one. Typy Typy all day long. The only difference between me and someone who works with job security is well just that… at any time I could make a fatal move that will end my business FOREVER… not quite the same thing for someone who has a job with an established company who will likely never go anywhere.
Some people think being an entrepreneur is sexy… “must be nice” , “how much do you make”… are standard questions. I work for less than minimum wage, I work 12-14 hour days usually 6 days a week. I have to define my own tasks and follow through. There is no one breathing over my shoulder to get things done…. if it isn’t done then well it just isn’t done.
What is important for us crazy folks who want to create and be in charge of our destiny is to track the little things. It is amazing how all those little steps add up to one big step, one right opportunity at the right moment. You do not have any boss to pat you on the shoulder and say good job. No one will take you out for lunch or coffee because they appreciate you … and more often than not you will only hear from the clients who want to complain. We do not live in a world where we as a standard tell people they did a good job.
It would be great if the next time you are pleased with something a business founder, owner, operator did… please tell them. They do not get to hear it very often.
Why do we do it? working on my happiness project… what’s yours?
#happinessproject #happy #entrepreneur #bizness
If you start out each week counting the seconds until Friday rolls around again ….. you might want to look at what you are doing that is sucking out the joy. Sometimes it is simple stuff, people trying to suck your joy, tasks that suck joy all day long or simply because you stayed up too late and making it through the day let alone the week seems like an impossible task.
I stayed up too late last night…. it sucked the joy right out of me. I may not make it… if you find my corpse sleeping under my desk. Just leave me… it is better for everyone that way.
Well… when you starting saying it’s warming up out there because it is now “only -26 o/c” you know you live somewhere too cold for humans. It makes it pretty easy to work and stay indoors. That means I really have no excuse… even though I can give you a million right off the top of my head for not doing more… it never seems to be enough somehow.
Today I heard some good advice on @garyvee … if you do not want to work on it all day… you haven’t picked the right thing. It is so true. There were so many times in my life growing up that I tried to fit a square peg in a triangle hole… it almost fit, but I knew it did not feel right. I kept plugging away only to leave whatever I thought “i should be doing” for something I actually wanted to do.
At the finish line the only thing that matters is “were you happy and did you make others happy?” If you think about that you might realize you do not have to change anything just because “should” told you to. Your happy is not the same as anyone else… that’s kinda the point.
What are the things you must do everyday to be happy? Figure that out and you win.
For any of you who have dreams of starting a side hustle and look at all the advantages and ignore all the disadvantages… I just want you to really think about what that means.
Today is Saturday, my day started as it always did… before I can wipe the sleep off my eyes at 8AM I check.. Facebook, Instagram, twitter… email… any fires? work to do immediately? No? great now I can take care of life… laundry, dishes.. cleaning… eating… working out.
I can’t get enough protein today… being a vegetarian that can be tough. More eggs… just sayin.
After the gym, getting wine and supplies for the wine tasting next weekend (because I have no time to do it before Saturday) … all others hear is you tasted and bought some wine, that doesn’t sound so bad. It is not that easy… it no longer is fun, it is research, knowledge and spending a long time picking wines at the store that you hope total strangers will like.
When that is done, I come home to work on night market. I am not complaining… at all. This is the life I chose… and if you are not willing to give up your free time to invest in your side hustle, just avoid the frustration. The goal is to be happy, not make nice stories for others, this is not Facebook, this is your life. Being happy. That is who wins. I am busy and I am happy….. now I will complete some sponsorship requests and eat ice cream with caramel sauce. That is my happy. What is yours?