Still maneuvering through this entrepreneur life and honestly, the only thing that I have to complain about is money. Obviously that’s the biggest part of pursuing your own dreams – leaving those stable checks to make something out of what starts as nothing. At this point, I think I spend so much time worrying about the money that it stunts my creative process. At the same time, working that comfy job and trying to find time to create has also stunted my process. Just like anything else in life, I’m learning that it’s about finding a healthy balance, which looks different from one person to the next.
The other test of time is a lack of mentorship and network. Personally, I’m learning that networking is kind of weird for me although I have no problem being outspoken. I probably just don’t know how to network, honestly. I’m a little too cool if that makes any sense (currently trying to see if I need to humble myself or this is really just me *shruggs*). Socially, I’d say that I just have to do better. Being around the right people and in the right rooms will undoubtedly spark ideas and create those opportunities that we’re looking for.
Last but not least, I’m learning the truth behind the very cliché phrase, ”it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Idk how it is for you but for me, these days go by so fast. Some days I spend more time in my mind than doing anything physically or creating tangibly. It’s important to keep in mind that those days are part of the process as well. I came across a quote recently that read, ”If you do things too early, it’s actually just as bad as doing them too late” – Fraser Cooke (Sr. Director, Nike). This put a whole lot into perspective.
Learn to play the game. Don’t let the game play you.
All of my people out here creating their own 9-5’s, I love you 💙
**Keep in mind that all of what you read comes from the wisdom that I’ve gained through my own experience**