Today is a great day. Today marks my 6th month of being a full time entrepreneur. Let me repeat that, just in case you were distracted by the television, TODAY MARKS MY 6TH MONTH OF BEING A FULL TIME ENTREPRENEUR! I mean this is a big freaking deal and you know what? I am going to bask in the mist of hater tears. I kid, I left my petty back in the summer, but in all seriousness, I am blessed beyond measure and making it to 6 months has been a trying yet fully enjoyable achievement for me.
If you haven't had a chance to read my previous post about quitting my job just know that in short I have given up my comfy corporate job to follow my dream and I can say without hesitation that this has been the best decision of my life. I had always "planned" to take this entrepreneurial leap and in April I actually did it. I am now fully immersed in the full time entrepreneurship lifestyle and I am doing pretty well. I have money in the bank, my bills are paid, I'm building my credit (look at me getting personal), and I have had a relatively steady stream of clients. To say that I am getting the hang of things would be an accurate assessment, but I won't kid as if this journey hasn't already thrown me some curve balls.
Curve balls you say? Yes, curve balls, twisty, tricky, and unexpected circumstances that were aimed at thwarting my progress and sending me back to 9-5 land. Since I have decided that I will not (see I didn't say "can't," I understand "stuff happens") go back to that place. I was presented with a few flaky clients whom tried to get over on me, my computer had a heart attack, and if you know my computer it is the CENTER of my business, and to make matters worse I started to get comfortable. Now curve ball 1 and 2 were pretty bad but that last one that sense of "comfort," that one could have taken me OUT! Thank GOD I've been blessed with being able to step outside of my self and take a look as if I was a third-party. This ability really shed light on my comfort and allowed me to kick things back into high gear.
So you may be wondering (as I am constantly asked) what am I working on? Well here is a list of a few things I am working on:
These are a few things that are top of mind when it comes to my day to day actions. I am really starting to focus on building my brands and building the revenue streams within them. I have gained a mountain of information these past 6 months. I am excited for the growth I have seen as well as the growth that is to come. I am toying with the idea of actually showing you all my earnings so that you can see how I am doing financially. I think this will open up a line of trust as I really want you all to take this journey with me. Let me know what you think down in the comments.