The past 24 hours has been a non-stop rain storm here in Toronto. It’s at times like this that things seem to slow down all around me- even just a little, which is a big deal when you live in a big city. But, even for the most disciplined entrepreneur, it also seems to effect your ability to just keep doing it, even when you don’t feel like it.
When I was a kid, things like the weather never seemed to get in the way of doing what I really wanted to do. Whether it was tearing off on my bike to explore uncharted territory by the Humber River or simply hanging out shooting hoops in the nearby schoolyard, nothing seemed to get in the way of what needed to be done.
I guess the big difference between then and now is doing things you don’t want to because no one else will! Besides, every entrepreneur knows plain well that the buck stops with them.
Being an entrepreneur is literally a fight for your dreams.
That’s what makes being an entrepreneur so great, and why it also, at times, is why it can also suck.
My day today consisted of juggling the delivery of chairs to my new office, tracking down where the delivery went, formulating a business plan, doing a marketing video, postings for social media, training on technology- then I had lunch!
Does that sound familiar? It does if you’ve ever started a company from the ground up.
It’s during those times of juggling everything from strategy to marketing to delivery boy duties that you have to sometimes just dig deep and make the decision, “I’m going to keep doing it, even if I don’t feel like it!”
That’s what’s great about being an entrepreneur. And why it can sometimes suck. But it doesn’t matter how I feel because I’m choosing to ignore my emotions and keep doing it, even if I don’t feel like it.