Check in: 5-19-2016

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Hey Dolls and Kens.

Today I want to talk about entrepreneurship/business/success/struggles and more. You may or may not know but I am starting my own businesses. I have a bakery, a YouTube, this blog, and I am working on creating a new product to sell(it’s geared for all types of students who need organization in their life. hint hint). Yes, it’s a lot. Is it all realistic? Yes. Very much so.

That is not what I am here to speak about though. I want to talk about how hard it is to start and maintain your own business(es). It’s frustrating at times! Let’s just get that out there. I knew I always wanted my own business, I never wanted to work for anyone else. Never. It took me a hell of a long time but I finally began to put myself out there and work on creating my own empire.

I keep wanting to complain and go down the bad memory lane but I am going to refrain from that. Working the mind out to not automatically go back to those depressing and negative thoughts.  I have had so much success in these last two weeks and I am so grateful of that. I have also had many obstacles (that I have passed through). I am not giving up nor taking a break, it’s way too soon and I have way too much to continue for that, BUT, I want to say that right now, this day, this very moment…I am a bit overwhelmed. With all of it. I have so much on my plate and I want to get it done, I know I can get it done but it’s still a lot and I am only human.

I had to ask God for forgiveness today. I was introduced to an opportunity for my blog that will catapult it further into success, then I saw the price for it (literally speaking. it was expensive) and I freaked out. I thought to myself “there’s no way I can afford that! What about my trip that is coming up? What about my savings?? Is this even going to pay off???” Then I gave myself a mental slap in the face and got my shit together. It was then that I asked for forgiveness.

How can we expect to move forward if we don’t take risks? How can we build our business and be successful if what we have to give up sometimes doesn’t scare us? Entrepreneurship and business owning aint easy. If it were, everyone would do it. I took the leap of faith and paid for the next step in my blog to happen, then the product began to give me hell. I couldn’t work it, I couldn’t figure it out, I couldn’t get in touch with support, I could barely understand the basics!

That’s when I began to feel overwhelmed and as if I made a mistake. I knew, though, the only reason I even thought of it as a mistake is because is cost me money. If it were free, I wouldn’t have been nearly as worried and anxious as I was. This is all apart of the process though. This is what I, and people like me, have got to understand. There are going to be choices we will have to make that we wont like, there will be risks to take, bridges to jump off of and we must do it, not all of them of course (always listen to your gut instinct!) but most of them are needed to show that we trust God, we trust our work, and we trust ourselves.

 

On that note, dolls and kens, I am going to end it. I don’t want to bore you all to death with my little ramblings. All in all, I am grateful for all of the opportunities and windows that have opened. I have seen more success in the last two weeks than I have in years of working for something. It’s all about the mind. If you believe you can, you’re already half way there.

 

Happy days. Smile. Laugh. Live. Love.

Shai

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