You spend your days at a desk, answering phones, answering to clients and answering to your boss. And while it’s comfortable, your mind (and, of course, your heart) is somewhere else.
Nearly one in four Americans do all or some of their work from home, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For entrepreneurs, home sweet home is the most common workplace.
It’s one of those questions people get fired up about, like whether or not beans belong in chili or if cargo shorts are an acceptable article of clothing for guys over the age of 14 (no and no, but that’s just my humble opinion).
Being an entrepreneur takes resilience. It takes a steady stream of energy and passion to keep going after your goals, day in and day out. It takes utmost confidence: you have to be your own biggest fan.
As an entrepreneur, time is your most valuable resource. If you’re like me, you often find it’s eaten up not by the big, important projects, but by the minutiae of everyday life.
There are two types of businesses: tortoises and hares.
Just like the classic fable, the tortoise goes slow and steady, growing incrementally over time. The hare, on the other hand, races ahead, growing at a sprinter’s pace. In the fable, the tortoise wins the race, but that’s definitely not always the case in business!
Have you ever noticed that being an entrepreneur and being a parent are pretty much exactly the same thing? Both take a whole lot of guts, and both sometimes feel the toughest job in the world!