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Expectation vs. Reality of Being An Entrepreneur

December 2, 2020 - Business, Start Up

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When I first started my business I imagined a clean, beautiful office with pretty pens and perfect hair…

But instead, rocking a messy bun for 3 days in a row is the norm and my “style-worthy office”? Yea… it’s a bar cart from Target.

Years ago, I thought that my newfound “laptop lifestyle” meant working on the beach, toes in the sand, and a margarita in my hand…

But today, I’m working from my couch with a cold cup of coffee next to me.

I used to think if I created a website, told a few friends about my photography business, and started shooting, I would get clients…

The reality? Just because I built it doesn’t mean they’d come. 

In order to get clients, I needed to consistently showcase what I did on social media, network with other business owners, and put myself out there.

>>Listen up, Buttercup: if you’re anything like me, you’re stuck with the realization that your imaginary business looks NOTHING like actually building a business.<<

>>THIS<< is what it actually looks like.

The majority of my days are spent:

  • Answering emails
  • Attending meetings
  • Answering more emails
  • Planning future projects on social media
  • …did I mention answering emails?!

But I can’t complain, friend, and neither should you. Why?

>>Because doing the heavy lifting in my business means that I get to spend my entire life doing what I love.<<

Although completely different from the expectation, the reality is that I spend 80% of my time PLANNING the creation process, and 20% of my time creating it.… and I’m okay with that. 

Are you?

Are you ready for the long days, late nights, taking messy action, and unbelievable wins coupled with unbearable failures?

If so, then welcome to the Club of Entrepreneurship… we welcome you with open arms.

Yes, when we started our businesses, we couldn't have pictured our lives looking so UN-glamorous… But we wouldn't have it any other way.

If you’d like more of a behind-the-scenes look at my business, let’s connect on Instagram… I love getting to know like-minded business owners who are fiercely chasing their dreams, like you. Click >>HERE<< to follow along!

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Life is about to get a whole lot easier.  

Desperate for change, I created a Productivity Planner to help streamline my workflow and I kissed stress goodbye. 

[With cherry flavored chapstick.]  

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Oh, friend, it's time to start growing your business on Instagram.
  
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You're busy, pulled in lots of directions, and trying to run a business. 

In addition to all this, you know you should be posting on social media, so how do you balance it all? 

I'm dedicated to your success, so download five free stock photos to use online...I hope this empowers you to attract dream customers along the way!

I wouldn’t say we were business nerds but my husband just sent me a Slack message asking me to call him.

If you need me, just follow the trail of empty La Croix cans around my house.

"Margaritas make me sound smarter, dance better, sound amazing, and look like Shakira...