When I left my day job in 2004 for a life of entrepreneurialism, I was scared at first. One of the big reasons I had studied accounting in college was because of the stability of that field. I knew I’d always have a steady paycheck. And, I walked away from that.
After several months in business (and piecing together a few part-time jobs ‘on the side’ of my business) I had a HUGE epiphany:
As long as it’s up to me, I will never starve.
I can always go out there and hustle more business.
I can always do more.
IT’S UP TO ME and ONLY ME.
I have complete control over what I do in my business and what my earnings will be.
This was incredibly liberating. I didn’t feel scared. I knew that I would always be able to find a way to earn money. I felt FREE.
Cut to 9 years later… the reality is that there are some good months and some bad months. 2008 was a terrible year because of the economy (and sacrifices I made as I cared for a new baby). NO ONE could have warned us about that blow in 2008. (WELL – the economy pundits did warn us. Who were we to listen?) Yes – there are some things out of my control – I have learned.
BUT – I *still* feel that I am in CHARGE of my earnings. In the months that I’m not quite hitting my earnings, I get out there and hustle. The people who are hitting their sales targets are busting their butts by SELLING, NETWORKING, RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING, BLOGGING. Don’t forget… Always be promoting! Always be promoting and you too will never starve.