THE THINGS THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

You want to be an entrepreneur.

Listen up, because here is the truth about what it’s like.

You see this selfie fan photo….that’s what you see. Here is what you don’t see about life as an entrepreneur.

You work all the time. You will sacrifice so many things….dinners, friendships, family, vacations, time, all of it.

Results are slow, slow, slow. You spend weeks, months and sometimes years feeling like nothing is really happening. No passive income. No get rich quick while smoking cigars on the beach. BS BS BS.

People will tell you NO all day. All day long. No, no, no.

It’s lonely. Very very lonely.

It’s all your fault. You are the last line of defense. Everything that goes wrong is your fault. You can’t blame your boss, or your mom, or the traffic. It’s your fault. All of it.

You will cry. No one will hear you cry. You will cry again. No one will hear you, again.

You will try to network and meet people and spend money on business meals and flights and time on coffees and less than 1% of that time will end up resulting in actual sales.

Oh and you have to pay bills and mortgages and employees and so many things. So you have to work all the time and be lonely and cry and hear no all day and hope your instinct is good enough to network properly, and sacrifice leisure and feel like nothing gets done and build a brand people trust and want to buy from.

and on top of all of that, you have to MAKE MONEY to actually have a business.

You can write that you an “entrepreneur” in your Instagram profile. You can take pretty pictures and inspirational videos and say you are a CEO on facebook.

But just know what you are signing up for. Because if you don’t have a real business, your truth will be exposed.

I’d suffocate if I had to work for someone else. I love entrepreneurship and it runs deep in my blood. I love every single day of all of the shit I described above. Love it.

But the only thing I love more than entrepreneurship is seeing you HAPPY. And the best way for you to be happy is to be real with yourself.

And if you can’t give yourself that gift, I hope I can do it for you.

All day. Every day. Forever.

International Speaker and CEO of a Life in Shorts. Daily Vlogg’in my journey on YouTube @brianrashidglobal. Helping brands of all size tell stories that sell.

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