Most will say, this is the road to financial freedom. The path to self-governance, no longer relegated to the hours of 9 to 5. While that may very well be the case, it is also only part of the journey, which usually happens much further down the path. If you’re seeking truth and a forthright description of this endeavour you’ve landed on the right blog.
Many would say courage or bravery is a necessary personality trait of any entrepreneur. Agreed, they are, yet the need for tenacity, vulnerability, and transparency, will far out weight those traits repeatedly on this journey.
Entrepreneurship requires the humility to ask for help and support. There will be times when your bills and business financial needs will be beyond your budgets capacity. You will need to either part with uncomfortable amounts of money or be willing to request uncomfortable amounts of money to grow your business and/or yourself.
If you embark on this journey as a single person or one with family obligations, you will most certainly require the gift of clear communication and open dialogue (transparency). One of your greatest assets or your severe hindrance in growing your business will be the degree to which you can manage your familial relationships. It’s helpful from the inception of the business entity to set the tone, boundaries, and assignments. Schedule everything:
- Wake time layout clothing the night before
- Fitness time personal (spiritual) time
- Meals and snacks for the week Family/friends time
- Rest (6 to 8 hrs. should be the goal) Fun (date/movie/book/yoga)
- Showers Intimacy
- Social media