I’ve gone on record many times by saying I am an accidental entrepreneur. I was thrust into running my own business after I lost my steady paycheck due to budget cuts at my old job. After trying for months to become re-employed during the recession, I threw my hands in the air and began to focus on my “little blog that could”. Would I be able to make this hobby a jobby and turn my misfortunes around?
Fast forward to 2016 and I think we have the answer.
But no matter how “successful” I am or how much money I make, the hustle is always on my mind.
- How can I create more streams of income?
- How I can redefine and clarify my message so that it resonates with others?
- How can I better serve my audience and readership?
- How can I be a steward to help pay it forward?
- How can I accomplish every goal that I set out to crush?
I get asked all of the time about how I do what I do and make money. I give the answers and very clear cut and concise directions, steps, and procedures to friends, colleagues, and paid consults. But if the hustle mentality isn’t on overdrive, the results may not be what mine have been.
(Learn why you aren’t making money with your business after the break)
Because, for me, it’s this: if I don’t continue to make an income for my family that supports us in the way be have been accustomed to being supported, then I will have to go back to work for someone else.
I hustle because I want to do so on my own terms, not someone else’s. And doing so takes consistency, strategy, hard work, and dedication. No matter what life is throwing my in the background (and trust, it’s been a lot), I keep doing what I do. I have many faults, but my bounce-back resiliency game isn’t one of them.
The moral and point of this whole post is this: If you do not do the work significantly for a consistent length of time to create momentum for your business, you will not be able to reap the rewards. Period, point blank.
There’s no secret, no hidden formula—just hard work everyday.
And if you want to run your own business full-time and replace the income you earn working for someone else, then you have to break-free from phoning in your work. Hustling is an art-form. It’s a way of life. And it can take months and even years to master. If you have been devoting months and years to your endeavor and still aren’t making enough money to be able to leave your job, then you are doing it wrong. There’s no other answer.
While it does take time to build your business, if it isn’t making money after a year or so, Houston, we’ve got a problem.
That is where I come in.
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