"Why does this shit have to be so difficult to accomplish?", I wondered. As with many things (all the things) in life, the right answer usually comes with the right question and being able to actually raise that question from the depths of a hustling mind, frankly, is not an easy thing to do, sometimes.
This time the question for me was “why is it so difficult to concentrate on things I thought were important for me?” I guess you've been in a situation where your day started out perfect with your favorite breakfast and a cuppa, and a plan to conquer the world of creativity with a cherry on top. But then, few hours later you found yourself down in the rabbit hole of Instagram all agitated, uninspired, and unable to proceed with a single task from your to-do list? Something went wrong.
Do you guys know any instant recipes?
I don’t. And the most unpleasant truth is there’s no such a thing.
Creativity doesn’t come with a manual either, we all struggle if making money by it because being creative for a big part is being free to do things the way you do them best. But how do you do things your way while attracting and making your customer happy??
Being free means constant growth. That’s how you outgrow your old self, and trust me, what you make is old a minute after with the pace the world is moving today, so buckle up for a ride.
I’m sure many of you been in a situation where a client hires you for what seems to be your vision and approach but then in the process, they make you re-do the thing to the point it no longer looks or feels like yours. It’s easy to say “find your customer”, but how? What do I do?
Whether you are currently an entrepreneur and have been your whole career, are looking to become one, or are just curious about how it works, there’s no doubt that entrepreneurship is completely unlike a traditional 9-5 job. Like with any career, there is a number of pros and cons, ups and downs, that come with this flexible “working from wherever” type of path, that should be considered before you take the leap.
What may seem like an easy choice, entrepreneurship is not for everyone, just like working for a company isn’t for everyone either! The list of challenges that every self-employed individual experiences on a regular basis can be endless, but the list of benefits is not that far behind. The most important thing is to determine is which challenges you can adapt to and which benefits are most valuable.
Let’s bring some focus on the major positives and negatives of both.