Staying the course. Some real talk.
How many times have I read or heard articles, talking heads, commenters talk about how you should stay the course, keep at it, power through.
How many of these same people have ever started a business in one of the worse economies in a terrible business climate with little help from banks, or your government or these same talking heads.
Well it’s hard ,damn hard, every day. It’s a grind getting you motivated to keep trying, to ask family and friends for help when they themselves may need it.But, more than all that more than those needs are the need to keep yourself motivated. Man, it is difficult sometimes to keep the pushing, keep the grinding forward telling you that it will all work out that the effort will be worth the struggle.
Now you have to have a real good conversation worth yourself on a regular basis to reflect on where you are at, where you are going and how to get there. Quite frankly, if you are not seeking guidance and help from groups like SCORE or friends who may have overcome your struggles or even failed than you are a fool.
It is not a weakness to reach out; it is a test of your commitment. Recognize your willingness to overcome your hesitations, self-doubt, and your ego to get where you want to go. There is no shame in asking for help. You wouldn’t sail a ship without the right equipment to get you out on the sea and back home. Starting a business is the same good help and resources will help you stay the course
Best of luck, and luck is making and seeing the opportunities, and acting on them.Rick