Today I want to introduce you to Samantha King from It’s an Entrepreneur Thing. I’ve been following Samantha for about 6 months now and am always amazed by the amount of fabulous content she shares. If you are an entrepreneur, or want to be an entrepreneur, I suggest you check Samantha out!
When I realized I wanted to share a post in February that played “loosely” on the theme of love – but not in the relationship arena – I immediately thought of Samantha. The enthusiasm and compassion she exudes for the entrepreneur community can certainly be considered love.
I hope you enjoy her guest post – and please share the social media love! Follow Samantha on TWITTER and FACEBOOK!
We all start down the road to entrepreneurship for different reasons.
Maybe you’ve been laid off.
Maybe you’re someone who’s gotten the travelling itch and wants the flexibility to work from anywhere on the planet (And haven’t we all gotten that bug once or twice???).
Maybe you’ve just had a baby, and you can’t bear the thought of returning to your previous job because it means precious moments away from your baby.
Maybe you just love the art of the HUSTLE.
Or maybe you’re like me, and you’ve decided it’s time to work towards your own goals instead of someone else’s.
Let’s be honest…whatever your reason for taking the jump…most of us have fallen in love with the idea of entrepreneurship beforehand. We fall in love with the dreams of being our own boss, setting our own schedule, and following our passions to success. (Sounds dreamy doesn’t it?)
No one’s going to lie…it is exhilarating and fulfilling. Doing something you love every day? Making money off of something you’re truly passionate about? It’s AWESOME!
But….the biggest message any entrepreneur will give you is:
[Tweet ““To live this dream, you’re going to have to work harder than you ever have in your life.””]
Because the road to that dream you’re having right now…the one where you sit on a beautiful beach, running your business from your laptop while cash just pours into your bank account….the dream that looks something like this:
(Image courtesy of artur84 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
The road to that dream is not an easy one. It’s filled with long hours, struggles to find balance between your business and the rest of your life, and financial uncertainty…
But you’ll be living your dreams and doing work you’re truly passionate about.
So if you’re willing to take the leap, and can be realistic about what the road to that beach truly looks like, you CAN do this.
And the good news is: There are people who can help you along the road.
Not sure if you have the experience or the knowledge?
Need some help staying focused?
Or finding balance?
Your fellow entrepreneurs want to help you, and they’re only a Google search away.
Keep your eyes open, stay focused, and reach out to your fellow entrepreneurs. It won’t be immediate. It won’t be easy per se, but you can turn your passions into a business you love.
You just have to get started.
How can you get started doing what you love today? Please post below!
In addition to being a TV and movie fanatic, blogger, and proud mom to a busy 3 year-old, Samantha King is an Entrepreneur SuperFan! She is not only passionate about her own business, but yours too, and uses that passion to help fellow first-time entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-the-making take their business ideas to the successes they’ve always dreamed about through her website, It’s an Entrepreneur Thing
You can find out more about the Entrepreneur Thing community here.