blah3 is 5 months old!
(I wish cake accompanied this blog post but, I couldn’t eat it anyway.)
In 4 months I’ve learned a number of things—like, how to be a full-time entrepreneur, wife, and toddler-wrangler, and taking leaps when I’ve doubted myself—but here are 4 lessons I’ve learned that can benefit the brand new entrepreneurs and the veterans alike.
High-five to learning.
1. Everyone will tell you what to do; do what feels good to you—The internet is loud. It’s a 24/7 cacophony of what to put on your website, what products or services to offer, what order to offer them in, and how to offer them. It’s a never-ending guide of how to’s that, quite frankly, left me dizzy. The worst part—I became part of the noise. Sure, there are definitely proven tips and tricks for becoming a successful entrepreneur, but doing what doesn’t feel right for you and your business will get you nowhere but unhappy.
2. Know your limits—Being an entrepreneur can be all-consuming. If you have a lifestyle where ‘all-consuming’ is cool—awesome! But recognizing that you don’t could be the best thing for your business, allowing you to figure out exactly what you can and cannot do. I have 2 toddlers with me 80% of the time. That is my reality. I take on work that I know I can accomplish in an awesome way. Taking on much more would make my work suffer—and nobody refers you to potential clients when the work suffers.
3. Own and embrace your failures—Thankfully, I haven’t had many in my short time hanging out in this fantastic space of entrepreneurs, but allowing myself to get sick again caused a few setbacks that I’m not happy about. Blogging has slowed and Heart Happiness didn’t kick off on June 1st as planned because I wanted to give you something thoughtful and carefully planned versus something I threw together between my other work and vomiting (I’m still nauseas and now doctors want to put cameras down my throat–so not excited about this). Heart Happiness is definitely coming though! Making some life changes will help me avoid this particular issue in the future—I’ve learned this, and the best we can do with failure is learn from it.
4. Make friends—because kindness and generosity leads you to good people, and good people reciprocate your grace with support and love.
What are some lessons you’ve learned in your entrepreneurial journey?