I think that when you start out in business there’s a certain set of assumptions you have about how it has to be.
Stuff like having to put in the time and effort, having to go into the hole a little (or a lot!) before you become profitable, having to invest your energy into learning stuff that doesn’t come easy (hello evil tech tasks), doing the often small and fiddly tasks to just get things working, going through the inevitable trial and error process it takes to find what you really want to do, the list could go on and on!
But sooner or later (assuming you actually stick with things and don’t try to do anything stoopid like put a deadline on when you have to have ‘made it’ by, or how you have to get there!) there comes a time when things kinda ARE working.
You’re making money – sure it’s pretty much never as much as you COULD be or perhaps would like to be making but it’s coming in.
You’re getting great results for your clients.
People know who you are.
And you’ve even figured out the whole WordPress thing … kinda!
Your hard work has, in short, paid off, and even though the journey never ends you know you’ve much to be proud of and much to be grateful for.
This is the time when, if you’re anything like me or the many many other driven and A-type women entrepreneurs out there, you’re most likely to royally screw yourself through some kind of sabotage or upper limit issue.
You’ll find ways to make it harder …
You’ll fix what wasn’t broken … (and possibly break it in the process!)
You’ll resist leveraging your existing talents and skills never mind stuff you’ve already created and instead …