You may have heard it before, or you may need to hear it again. The best way to succeed in business is to be in business. You may think to yourself: “Wow, what an extraordinary statement (sarcasm).” If that’s what you thought, then chances are you really don’t get it. Challenge after challenge, failure after failure, it can hit you like a bag of bricks.entrepreneurial journey

In the early stages of ideation, and after coming up with your main idea that you want to take to market, you set out to take over the world. Maybe it’s a blog, maybe it’s drop-shipping, maybe it’s a physical product, maybe you decide to be a general contractor for a bunch of roofing companies. You go out into the world, you write this business plan, and tell yourself you’re going to be the best business of it’s kind.

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Tired of working a 9-5 and spending all your time building someone else’s dream? You might be considering starting your own business, and it could be one of the best decisions you’ve made in your life. If you’re ready to solidify your commitment to investing in yourself and your business, it’s probably time to due your due diligence and take action. After all, action is all that has every gotten anybody anywhere. small-local-business

Since I’m not a fan of sugar coating things, I’ll give it to you straight: this endeavor is not going to be easy. My good friend from Vallejo Plumbers was just telling me about his stress of taking on a multitude of roles within his company. Whether it be receptionist, marketer, or financier you’re obligated to do whatever it takes to keep the wheels turning. The good news? It will all be worth it in the end. If those sacrifices don’t sound too daunting, consider these pros and cons of being in the trenches of running your own small business.

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Hey peeps, this is a lesson I gleaned from a podcast I was listening to while working out at the local 24 Hour Fitness. Enjoy the read, and as always let me know if you have any feedback!

Spirit-selfless-selfishThere’s an interesting concept in life that in every challenge we are presented with packs a certain amount of energy. And to meet that challenge requires of us an amount of energy equal to that of the challenge. If the resistance say, is five pounds, we need to counter it with five pounds. Makes sense right? But to overcome that same resistance, we’ll need five pounds or more.

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