There's a certain attractiveness that has developed surrounding the word and "lifestyle" of being an entrepreneur over the past few years. I'd say it's due, in part, to the fact that there are so many multi-level marketing programs and "get rich quick" schemes that are all now tied to social media accounts. Majority of individuals have "CEO" on their profiles, and they post how much money they're making, how well they're doing and so forth. Then, when something happens they no longer are the "CEO" that was on their profile. There are excuses as to why it didn't work and fingers are pointed. One thing that I have learned is that when you're the "CEO", at the end of the day it's all on you. You're the one who created that job title. It then becomes either sink or swim.
I think it takes a certain skin toughness to be an entrepreneur. It's not just motivation and dedication. It's a hunger. It's a drive. It's a passion to do what you want to do at all cost. It's a willing and wanting to not just hit a certain level but continuously surround yourself with individuals who know MORE than you, yeah more, in order for you to continue on a growth pattern. Oh, and it's a humbling experience to say the least. It's the most wild roller coaster ride that you've ever been on filled with rewards, some doubt, more rewards and a dj7*dh# just happened. If you can be a wise, humble, creative out-of-the-box thinker and strong enough to know and grow through those moments, though, I think anything is possible.
My husband, Kody, has always been a really hard worker. When I first met him he said that he had business plans and a dream and we were on the same page. Little did I know that kind of journey we would have over these past 15 years. Boy oh boy has it been interesting, but I wouldn't trade any of our experiences for anything. It has helped me to grow as a person, us grow as a couple, and it is providing it an opportunity to teach our children that anything is possible when you are willing to educate yourself, nix the excuses and tune out those who doubt.
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