Here is a fantastic Australian lady who created the franchise, “Boost Juice”. She gives the true guts of the highs and lows of being a business owner. She outlines the reality and sacrifices that have to be made if you want to succeed in your business. The IMAGE that most people have in their mind with owning their own business looks a little bit like this. Work / life balance, freedom to come and go as you please, dress as you please, long lunches and catch ups at coffee shops. Maybe for some?? BUT for most, being the owner of a business is actually long hours, limited money, endless meetings, mountain of emails, battling staff and NEVER enough time to do it all. Now that does NOT mean that it is not worth going for it nor does it mean you wont succeed. It is just fair to warn you that you have to be prepared to gain experience in your chosen field and be prepared to put in the hard yards before you get the pay off. It is rarely immediate success but rather a long term picture.
I have been in my own business for over 10 years and can very much relate to her description of life as a business owner. No matter how big or small your business, the fundamentals are always the same.
You can discover more of my journey in the articles ” Owning your own business and the “Synchronicity of life”
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I would also recommend listening to part 2 and 3 of this series.