I am always honest and open with you, I would never tell a lie or deceive you in any way.
I treasure you coming over and reading what I have to say.
Following my story and implementing my advice. It all means the world to me.
"But I wanted to share something with you, especially if you are a blog writer or have your own business, I truly believe this will give you some comfort and resonate with you in some way.
Honestly being a small business owner is damn hard! With the perks of being your own boss, having the capability to take days off and switch appointments around and even making a café your workspace for the morning (if you are an online business that is) it is pretty amazing. BUT and there is a big BUT, it can be tough, trying, stressful and can get you down.
"Now I love what I do, it is the best job in the world, but with that comes hard times.
Now this is the honesty part...I have had services that have failed. I can't quite seem to crack the wellness coaching business even though the clients I have seen have told me I am amazing at it. A program I started last year fizzled. The amount of writing material I have submitted has been ignored or rejected. Clients have left. Money is up and down, week to week.
So believe me when I tell you, if you have had any of the above happen to you, you are not alone my dear friend. Starting a business from scratch is hard. It takes you everything you have.
"If you love it, are dedicated and persistent...it will work!
With all those negatives I listed above, I have learnt so many lessons from them. I am able to grow my business because of them. They are not negatives, they are what help you succeed in this world of small business.
Yes at the time they hurt like hell and yes your mind kicks in and tells you why are you doing this? Get yourself a real job. I quickly snap back and say this is a real job. I don't need to work in an office any more, working for someone that doesn't appreciate my hard work. All my hard work is for me and my family.
"I will never quit fighting. I will never give up because I am so utterly in love with this industry I could never turn my back on it.
I know that I will get more wellness coaching clients when the time is right for those women, when they need me, they will find me. The services that have failed has been for a reason and obviously isn't right for me and my business. I will continue to submit my writing to different websites and publications because I have been blessed with writing opportunities that have been published in Women's Health & Fitness Magazine, Sunday Life magazine, Body + Soul magazine, She Knows website and the many guest posts and interviews I have done for other amazing women in this industry. My wellness coaching business may still be getting off the ground but the personal training part of my business is booming and continues to grow.
:: Things will come when they are meant too, we just get impatient.
:: Your Facebook likes will grow when the time is right....but do they really matter?!
:: Clients will come to you, just keep putting yourself out there.
:: Work hard.
:: Be passionate and most importantly never ever give up on your dreams my darling one.
Tell me, what have you struggled with when it comes to your small business or blog? I would love to hear from you in the comments below...
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