The good, bad, and ugly

When I started rebranding my blog about a month ago, I made a promise to myself and my readers to tell the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve been experiencing some ugly lately. Yesterday I bashed my car, well, the bumper took the grunt (What are bumpers for, right?). It hasn’t been easy, that’s the plain truth. My business has been on a standstill for a while now, and I’ve been chasing money in unconventional ways (you know what I mean hahaha). Well, truth is you can’t compare unconventional ways to painstaking ways.

I  was in a restaurant the other day, and the owner of the restaurant was behind the counter going to and fro and making sure everything was in order. I thought to myself, ‘That woman is an entrepreneur!’ Of course she is. Are things easy for her? Hell no! In fact, I overhead her complaining about some finished foodstuff. I did some reflection right there, and I was thinking how fulfilled the woman is. Does she like what she’s doing? Is feeding people bringing her satisfaction? Is she comfortable with the profit she’s making or does she wish she made ten times more?

There’s something about money when you don’t have it. You feel small, insignificant. Nothing makes sense to you when you don’t have money. I like to think every entrepreneur should experience this feeling, because it is a low that could lead to an high. Sometimes you need to experience extreme poverty, discomfort, depression, call it what you may. Life, they say, is not a bed of roses. Making money is hard, fucking hard, or maybe not. Well, it varies among people, but generally I think making money is hard.

Entrepreneurship is more than just making money, because if it was then people would give up long before they establish. Entrepreneurship should be about something you love, something you’re passionate about. There will be highs and lows in your struggle towards financial freedom, and some lows will rock you but it takes determination and stubbornness to remain on track.

Are you experiencing some ugly? Please comment your experiences below. Remember, a problem shared is a problem half solved.

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