I wish you knew how much it hurt.
I wish you knew how much I’ve struggled.
I wish I could explain the leaps of faith I’ve had to take without anyone there to catch me.
I wish I could truly convey how scared I’ve been and how alone I’ve felt.
I wish you could understand how it feels to be betrayed, to be used and to be walked over by people you trusted but who turned out to value money over your friendship.
I wish you could see that despite all of this that my heart burns stronger that ever and could never give up all that being an entrepreneur is.
Because yes the last 16 yrs has been tough, really hard and at times I feared it had finally broken me… but I wouldn’t change a thing.
Every testing moment, every lowest point and every scheming person has left me stronger than before. More eager to fight for my dreams and more ready to stand up and be counted.
So if you are on the other side looking to make a step towards opening your own business and are scared.
You should be scared… but you should also do it anyway.
You will never regret taking a chance in yourself and doing something for yourself. You may however regret waking up one day and realising your life has passed you by and the majority of it was spent dancing to someone else’s tune at the expense of your dreams.
I’m not promising it will be easy as it isn’t… but if you are looking to live a full and wonderful life then there is no better time than now.
Jump in and just learn to enjoy the ride as when you do your life can change in an instant.