Top 5 Questions that I get as an Entrepreneur
So today marks exactly one month since I have started working for myself. It’s all still so brand new to me considering that I have held a steady job since I was in college. Figuring out my schedule, priorities–so different! If you asked me a year ago, if I would be in this position I would have said NO WAY.
But things change.
Now that I am an officially entrepreneur I have had so many different reactions to my life decision, from a person close to me reacting with a very strong a skeptical “good luck“, to my amazing friends and family supporting me 100%. With all the support though, one thing is clear, it is up to ME to make this dream happen.
Here are 5 Questions I get (almost daily) as a New Entrepreneur
Are you Scared?
This question floored me at first because DUH of course I’m scared. I willingly left a very well paying job to be the creative I have always been–full time. The day I woke up for my last day I was trying to talk myself out of it. In the end though, my heart won the battle. Since I have been working for myself I’ve had a couple of scared moments, but I’m learning that the opportunities will always come as long as you make room for them. I’ve been able to almost match my salary in blogging income for the past month AND continue to market and build my business on the side. I don’t know if this is how it will be going forward but I know I am working hard to keep it that way, at least until the business gets off the ground.
How does your husband feel about it?
Every time someone asks this question, I was a bit taken aback. Being with my husband for 18 years, I would never be able to make a move like this unless I had his support 150%. He is extremely happy for me and trusts my ability and decision making whole heartedly. I am so spoiled by his love that I have never once thought that he would not be happy about me making such a decision. He is happy. Plus I can do more now–take care of the house, our kids, and other things that were simply impossible when I was blogging full time AND working outside of the home full time.
Do you miss it (corporate life/daily grind)?
Not even a little bit. I loved working, I’ve always felt validation in my work. I have learned SO much from people…but not having to commute into the city daily (unless I WANT to) and not having to smile politely to co-workers I don’t like is a blessing.
Plus I have been able to be creative all day long. This is simply how I’m wired. Writing posts, creating pitches, and editing pictures is probably the most natural “job” I’ve ever had. Don’t get me wrong, working for myself is definitely a LONGER day.
What are you doing all day?
So this depends on the day! I have my kids now, so I do a lot of work from the comfort of my home. The thing is that I definitely work longer and harder during the day than I ever did at my day job. Sometimes I don’t break for lunch and my day could start as early as 7am and end at about 11pm. There will be more of a schedule for things like pickup/dropoff, homework time, and etc once school starts but for right now I am taking advantage of not having those responsibilities.
Do you have any clients for your startup yet?
I do not, but I have had some really great leads on the table. I’m noticing that the more I go to events and get myself out there the more client leads I get! The business is only officially 3 weeks old so I know it may take some time to build up speed. But I am putting in work and learning a lot from free entrepreneurial classes in NYC where I learn from people who have been there and done that. There is still so much to learn!
I hope you enjoyed my first update on my life as my own boss–I hope to share more of the ups and downs as I move forward in this new journey!