Entrepreneurship has been such a blessing to me, even as others still believe it always turns out badly.
Some believe that being an entrepreneur is the wrong move to make because:
- You’ll mess up your credit score.
- You won’t be able to make big purchases, like purchasing a home or car.
- You won’t be able to afford health insurance.
- You won’t be able to provide for your family.
- You’ll waste the educational credentials that you spent so much time and energy getting.
I’ve actually found the opposite to be true for me. I’ve strived to be strategic, disciplined, and consistent throughout the 4 years that I’ve been a Leadership and Business Coach, and in full transparency:
✔ My credit score has remained consistently above 800.
✔ We have two homes and are looking to purchase our 3rd property by early next year. My over $40k in student loans is completely paid off.
✔ I’ve been able to afford health insurance or healthcare since I started my business.
✔ I work 20 – 25 hours a week, and had my revenues hit double my husband’s income this year. My two small children stay home with me even as I work with a nanny we’ve hired to watch them.
✔ I have two degrees, including one from an Ivy League University along with certifications in group facilitation and Life Coaching. I totally don’t think any of it was a waste of time, though I also believe we all have different educational paths and we all have value no matter what that educational path looked like. For me, the network and mastery I’ve gained through the schools I attended have added value to those I serve and has allowed me to serve many colleagues I’ve met while obtaining those degrees!
✔ And above all, though entrepreneurship has its challenges, I really and truly love what I do every day, I love my clients, and I’m truly blessed!
If you’re willing to be strategic, disciplined, and consistent, the sky is the limit for you personally, professionally, and entrepreneurially.
And I’m on a mission to share the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained with other entrepreneurs looking to thrive in 2019.
If you could use some help thriving (and not just surviving) as an entrepreneur, drop a comment down below or click on this link so we can set up a time to chat: https://calendly.com/daphnevalcin/discoverycall.
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