The Agony of Entrepreneurship

The Agony of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can yield great dividends if you can ride the waves and hold on to your dream.

Entrepreneurship. You can read books on it. You can go to seminars about it. You can pursue it. But know this: Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart.

Why do we do it? Did you know that the pursuit of entrepreneurship means that you’re willing (and crazy enough) to work 80 hours for yourself so that you don’t have to work 40 hours for someone else???

That’s what entrepreneurship is: a big old dream and the unwavering belief that your business can prosper and thrive as long as you’re willing and dedicated to put in the work. But be prepared for feast AND famine because the tide of entrepreneurship rolls just as vociferously as choppy waters on a blustery day.

And yet, there are the days when all is well in the world. Your phone is ringing with customer orders or to forge new business partners. People like what you have and celebrate how you’ve helped them. Then there’s the big payoff! For those in direct sales, when you advance in rank and earn more in residual income, you can’t help but wonder why everyone isn’t pursuing entrepreneurship!

For those starting their own businesses and working to make dreams come true, stay prayed up. I mean, all the way up, because you quickly learn how those you thought would support you don’t; and you learn that God will send you the right people at just the right time to catapult you forward when you least expected it. That’s entrepreneurship for you. You must use one hand to hold tight to your “why,” the driving force that made you even want to go against the grain to start your own business, and with the other, you must hold tight to God’s unchanging hand.

You will need it.

Entrepreneurship may not be for the faint of heart but if you have the resilience, persistence, patience, work ethic, and strong pertinacity to ride the waves, you just may discover that life is a beach.

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About Me: I’m a wife and mom of six daughters known as “The Fitness Evangelist” because of my ability to take ordinary fitness classes and turn them into worshipful experiences. I have graduate degrees in Writing and Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and I’m also a certified fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I can speak on entrepreneurship because I help people with their health and fitness goals any where in the world through my business with Total Life Changes. For more information about me, you can visit my website at or go directly to my TLC website for product information IBO #8154411.

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    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

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