Risking the Reward

Starting a business is less a decision and more of a way of life.

Substantial risk, resources and commitment of those resources should be expected as “part of the process” of starting your own business.

But with great risk comes great reward–assuming you can make the entrepreneurial lifestyle work for you.

What can I expect to face sacrificing when I begin the journey into entrepreneurship?

For starters, your peace of mind, as starting and running your business is sure to bring you a significant amount of stress in your life–just being honest.

Now, that’s not to say that all stress is bad stress, as I believe that a certain amount of the right kind of stress actually helps us stretch and become all that we can be.

Aside from stress, you can also expect to sacrifice your financial resources–shocker, I know!

Even the most lucrative opportunities with the highest profit margins are risky!

When you think about building the infrastructure of your business, buying supplies, taking care of payroll, taxes and other monthly bills associated that are essential to the growth of your business, you quickly realize that this baby, your business, is going to take some love!

On top of love, your business will take dedication as well.

The brutal truth is that 95% of all businesses fail within their first 5 years of opening their doors–why?  Simply put, a lack of dedication and understanding of how much time and energy growing a business truly requires.

As you sacrifice your finances, and your overall stress level, expect to have your social life cut into as well.  Substantially.

See, the person you have to become in order to run a successful business is not necessarily the person you are now.  I know that change scares some people, but honestly, in this case, it doesn’t have to be a scary thing at all!

We all have a picture in our head of the person we want to become–entrepreneurially or otherwise, and becoming that person is going to require you to change up your habits, which includes who you’re spending time with as well as how often.

Don’t be sad.  People “grow out” people all the time.  And really, you don’t have to necessarily leave anyone behind, you simply have to make room for the new you.

Once you achieve this understanding at a subconscious level, you’ll really start feeling the flow–and that’s what the easy street earnings is all about!