“Anything that is within someone else’s reach is also within yours. Set your goals no matter how impossible they may seem. Then focus on what is between you and that goal. And then, simply take out the obstacles as they come.”
The grind of entrepreneurship.
You think you’re doing alright and that the year is going to go by smooth and within two years you’ll hit it big with your business, but then something life-changing happens, you have to relocate, or you lose your income or lose your business partner, and the plan you have written out is messed up and you’re not sure what direction to take, well, that is the grind of entrepreneurship.
Perfection can be your biggest source of failure.
It is not always going to be perfect, there were days when I did nothing, I had some videos scheduled for the week and that’s it. However, 98% of the time I was creating, building, grinding, stressing, pulling all-nighters while trying to make it all happen.
“It’s all about adjusting along the way…not making the perfect call” – Gary Vaynerchuk
There were days when my focus shifted to the technical side to the website, like SEO, plugins, updates, etc and those days felt the least productive, but those are the things I have to do in order to advance the website.
Don’t beat yourself up if you have a bad day once and awhile.
Learning what we don’t want to.
Part of the entrepreneur grind is doing our homework, yeah the creativity is what we strive for, but there is always the technical side that we have to learn, whether it’s learning about SEO or link building or networking with those in our field, there are numerous tasks that are involved in getting a business successful.
Obstacles within the entrepreneurial grind.
When the current circumstances became too much, I began to visualize what it would be like to go food shopping and not worry about overspending the budget or not have to worry about not enough money on my card for a month’s laundry.
The entrepreneurial grind is tough and many are not willing to travel the path.
Visualising your success can help you overcome the current difficulties.
The Entrepreneur Grind
And test your thought process as you fight tooth and nail for signs of progress. The early stages are brutal as you realise the summit you will have to climb, sometimes with no direction, or tools to help and no one to call. There is no bailout and you’re either all in or out.