Day 22: Being An Entrepreneur Is Still Hard...
...but so rewarding! It's Thursday, and I'm sitting in my hotel in Orange County looking at kids playing in the pool and tourists sunbathing. It's been a productive week.
I brought in a new client and am working on finding candidates for their hiring needs, as well as currently talking to a few other potential clients. I met with teachers and administrators about making World Space Week a part of their curriculum in October. I got to catch up with a lot of friends and even snuck in a surprise visit to my friend's going away party. And through it all some how managed to get a few hours of sleep. The event page for the August Hackathon in Chicago will be live in a few days and we are prepping for two more events in San Francisco in September.
I write this still happy I chose this path. It's been a roller coaster since our July 5th launch but the rewards are already coming in. I wake up every morning with a smile on my face excited to start work for the day. I started running again and putting myself first sometimes, which includes saying NO on occasion. I've already been able to help people find work, revamped some resumes and helped a few companies plan their next hiring push.
What has changed in the last 18 days since I wrote my first blog post about why being an entrepreneur is hard?
1. There is still only one of me. But: hint hint, not for much longer!
2. I traded in my old MacBook Pro for a new MacBook and it works almost as fast as my brain.
3. I have more support than I ever imagined I would but I still have doubters in my life and those that don't understand why I took this risk.
4. I still work 7 days a week but I fit in lunches with friends, phone calls with my family, and travel.
5. Paychecks are coming soon.
Is being an Entrepreneur and CEO still great? 1,000 times YES!
1. I still call the shots.
2. My office is different everyday. Sometimes it's my apartment, sometimes I rent co-work space like WeWork, sometimes like today it's a hotel room and other days it's coffee shop.
3. My cats are part of my staff. Blue accepted the position of VP of Culture and Maize is now the VP of HR. Naps are a daily occurrence in the office. Pics of the "team" are coming soon.
4. The outpouring of support has continued from family, friends and fellow Entrepreneurs/CEO's. I have received messages from all over the world via LinkedIn, Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram and email. Thank you for keeping a smile on my face!
Those are my thoughts this morning, thank you for sharing this journey with me. Please subscribe to be alerted of new posts and tell your friends. Any other entrepreneurs out there reading this? Comment below and lets connect!