January 14, 2016
Assuming that you didn’t win the insane Powerball lottery last night (for those who don’t know, when I last looked apparently the lottery had exceeded $1.5 billion…yes, with a b!); you’re probably staring down the same challenges and problems in your small business that you faced yesterday. The good news though is that I’m going to let you in a little secret…
Those challenges, those problems, and all the hard rollercoaster days you face as a small business owner – well those are what really make you an entrepreneur.
As nice as it would be to think that you could start a business without running into issues, the reality is that entrepreneurship is incredibly hard work. The statement, ‘if it was easy, everyone would do it,’ is 100% true when it comes to food businesses. Many people dream of doing what you doing – of taking their passion for cooking and/or baking and trying to turn it into a viable business. But most people don’t have the ability to stomach the huge highs and the blackhole lows that go hand-in-hand with entrepreneurship.
But every time you figure out a way to overcome a challenge or a problem, you are making your business stronger and yourself as an entrepreneur. Both of those are needed if your business is going to be around long-term.
Listen, I know that entrepreneurship can oftentimes be frustrating and overwhelming. But isn’t it so much more fun to be challenged and be forced to grow – as a business person and as a human being – on a daily basis? And on those days when it all seems too much? Well, then you can daydream about what you’ll do when, a few years down the road, you sell this business you worked so hard on for $1.5 billion.