We often think that every millennial needs to have a side hustle but honestly, entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. I think I work harder on my business than anything else. There are so many learning curves and if you don’t have hella money to throw at your business, you will have to learn some new skills. Eventually, you’ll build up a team to outsource but in the beginning that is rare.

Here are some other things to keep in mind as we see how amazing entrepreneurship looks online.

  1. You actually work more than 40 hours  per week. The grind is real.
  2. You are constantly evolving, learning, studying, and managing your company.
  3. It’s a transition from the employee mindset to the CEO mindset. Thinking we can do it all will keep us in that same place. Eventually building a strong team is what we should be aiming for so we can run the company, not work for the company.
  4. The behind the scenes work can be ugly. The time put in, the money wasted from mistakes, the relationships that fall apart, the lessons learned and most importantly, the sacrifices that have to be made. They are real.
  5. Your customer is your boss and the reason you’re in business. You are in business to please the customer and provide a product or service that they want to buy. Bad customer service can easily run the business to the ground. Remember to always focus on creating a better experience or product for your customer.

Published by Lainey

Verlaine is the Founder & CEO for The Connect 757. She is on a mission to connect Black Young Professionals and be the catalyst to allow members to grow personally and professionally through social networking.

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