The journey of building your own business is a tough one. Having the aspiration to be an entrepreneur is tough to deal with.
These past few months have taught me more about myself than any other time in my life.
The struggles of being rejected, the opinions of others thinking you're crazy, not sure where money will come from, self doubt... all these things are things I've never truly faced before. Until now.
What I've understood is that none of that stuff matters. It definitely does not matter as much as my ultimate goal. When you take a step out of the current state of things and take a wider perspective, those things do not matter.
We get one life to live here on this place called earth. So why not take the risk of doing work you love?
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying go and start a business. I'm saying, don't settle for anything less than doing what you love. Every day.
You're probably saying... "ok Christian, what is the point of this long post..." I'll get there... The main point I want to stress is to do work you love. People are going to think you're crazy, you're going to get rejected, you'll tell yourself you can't do it.... but so what? You're going to let that stop you? For me... Not a chance.
Will it be easy? Ha. Good one.
Will it be hard? Most definitely.
How long will it take me? I'm not sure, for me.. I know I won't be where I want to be for awhile.
So what's my ultimate goal? My end game? I'll tell you.
At the end of the game, if I'm glorifying my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and doing what I love everyday.. which is helping others... I'll have won in my eyes.
Also... maybe own the Minnesota Timberwolves.. but we'll see about that. That's about 400 million dollars away from now. ;) Work towards doing work you love everyday. Don't let anyone or thing stand in your way. Not even yourself.
Now, back to the grind. Much love. Peace!
Networking is essential to growing your business. If you don't have a network, someone else does. Create a relationship with them and tap into that. They themselves may not need your product or services, but they may people who do. Also, not everyone will be willing to open their network to you. That is fine, what matters is your effort and that you try. Always have to try. You'll never know if it'll work or not if you ponder all the time. Go do. Only way to know for yourself. #putinwork
Patience. It's not going to happen overnight. As much as we'd like the instant gratification... nothing worth having is easy. I probably won't be where I want to be until 10-15 years from now. Gotta keep working. Understand the long term goal... but also understand the daily steps that must be taken to get there. Full video on YouTube. Link in bio.
Happy Birthday to my Pops! Grateful that God has blessed me with a kind hearted Father. You continue to set the example for me each and everyday. Although I may not always want to hear your lectures and advice... I appreciate all of it. Only means you want the best for me. To many more great years Dad!
Decided to stay in and watch the Super Bowl at home this year by myself. My Dad came back home from his meeting just in time for the fourth quarter to watch his favorite team, the Patriots. They were down 9-28. I knew he would be disappointed but also knew he still had hope in his team. Game ends 34-28. Patriots win. I could tell he was happy seeing his favorite team and favorite player in Tom Brady win another championship.
Moments like this don't come around often. Moments like this are meant to be remembered. Moments like this I'll be able to look back on. All in all, I'm glad God allowed me to stay home and enjoy this game with my Dad
Spend time with people you love. Because there is going to be a point where you won't be able to.