Entrepreneurship is about showing up all day, every day, even when things are not going the way they should. An all in mindset is required.
I had a business coach during the first year I started the studio. I was doing a small amount of business, had a few steady clients, and was really focused on growing. I wanted the studio to become something bigger.
A few months ago I wrote a piece about how embracing risk is an essential skill for entrepreneurs to develop. The crux of the article was that it’s not easy to feel comfortable taking risks.
I’ve grown accustomed to trying to do everything myself. For years, I was a design army of one. I liked the level of control doing everything afforded me.
When I decided to take on this project and produce 100 days of writing I tried to be a realist.
Getting to know your partners is important. Long term collaborative or business efforts are, many times, like a marriage.
The widespread acceptance of design has changed the way we work with clients.
Time is a construct that constantly screws with me. I have trouble processing it, which means I have to work extra hard to manage it.
You can’t have reward without some measure of risk. As an entrepreneur or small business owner risk has to become a part of the daily trade.