It has been 7 months since I left the day job to work on Events by Kirk full-time. Being an entrepreneur is everything that you read about; its hard, exhausting, discouraging, and takes an insane level of determination and sacrifice. I have begun to greet rejections and "no" with "thank you, do you have any feedback" and then immediatly moving on to the next. Building the life you want has alot to do with also working on yourself, your personal restraints and drawbacks. The areas that I am working on are stress management, focus, not to be as hard on myself and my relationship wih money. In my spare time I have been reading alot, journaling and I have added meditation to my morning routine.
One of the reoccuring pieces of advice in almost every article about success I've read and books on entrepreneurship is the importance of listing your accomplishments. In working towards anything, its so easy to get caught up what you want your end result to be that you forget to acknoledge the progress you have made. In training for a marathon the rookie mistake is to still think midway through your training "theres no way I will be able to run 26 miles, the marathon is right around the corner". What you often forget is to acknowledge that you used to get winded after 15 min of running and now you are able to run 10 miles! You haven't reached your goal but you are on the right path and if you were determined enough to make it this far you will be able to make it on the day of the marathon. Even I have forgotton this important piece of advice, so in honor of this key rule I am going to list my accomplishments of the past 7 months
- Marketing plan complete
- Website redesign
- Business foundations in place
- Event consultation packages
- Significant Q4 income
- Hired by 2 travel directing companies
- Working at T-Mobile Arena for additional income
- T-Mobile is flexible enough to not affect the progress of my business
- Made entrepreneur friends
- Attending 2 networking events per week
- Improved networking skills
- Becoming known locally
- 4 contracts signed and paid
- 2 partnerships
- 1 modeling gig (weird but cool)
- 1 social media management
Now, admittedly, I am not yet where I want to be in my business but just listing my accomplishments tells me I am going in the right direction.
Happy Wordy Wednesday everyone!! In the comment section below, let me know what your greatest accomplishments were this past month!