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When people ask me how long have I been an entrepreneur, I tell them I have been an “entrepreneur” for the last 8 years. Notice I put quotation marks around entrepreneur. I will explain the reason for this later in the post.

I graduated from high school in 2007. I had been working at Wendy’s since 2005 and left there after I graduated to go work at UPS. UPS only lasted a couple of months. I just couldn’t see myself continuing down the path of being a highly praised but underpaid worker.

While at UPS I created my entertainment company. Man was that an eye-opening experience. The creation of this entertainment company was my main reason for leaving UPS. I was going to take the entertainment industry by storm. So I thought.

When I left UPS I needed another job asap. My plan was to go apply at Family Dollar. Instead my mom asked me to come work with her since she was opening a new office in downtown Atlanta.

So I was going into 2008 set and ready to make things happen, so I thought again. I had my new entertainment company and I was the “COO” of my mom’s tax business.

To cut a long story short, things started off “great” and ended terribly. My attempt at creating a studio for my entertainment company drained my pockets and my role as COO did not go as I envisioned.

The reason this occurred is because I didn’t truly understand entrepreneurship nor business ownership. Entrepreneurship is turning an idea into a product/service that has demand in the marketplace. Business ownership is taking that product/service, scaling it for growth and employing others to manage your business operations. Read More What 8 Years of “Entrepreneurship” Taught Me

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Since I presume most of my readers are entrepreneurs, it is safe to say that we are all currently stressed over something dealing with our entrepreneurial pursuits right? I believe such a statement is true for every entrepreneur out there looking for successful results. When you are an entrepreneur, your business literally becomes your life. (sorry to all you who seek a perfect work/ life balance) When your life becomes dedicated to growing your business and making it successful; your feelings of anxiety become a natural part of your thought process.

But what specifically is your source of anxiety?

What keeps you up at night?

What haunts your thoughts day and night, giving you a feeling of uneasiness? Read More What Keeps the Entrepreneur Up at Night?

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