LRS 088: The Obstacles Standing in The Way of Being Self-Employed

The Obstacles Standing in The Way of Being Self-Employed, And Why It’s All Worth It - the let's reach success podcast

Today on the Let’s Reach Success podcast I wanna talk about the not so good looking side of entrepreneurship.

There’s the freedom, the satisfaction that working for yourself brings. The chance to work as much as you want and choose your own projects. The countless opportunities to grow together with the business, and also use it as a means to contribute beyond yourself.

But there’s also the mental struggle, the hopelessness, the stress, the 24/7 hustle. The huge number of mistakes necessary to be made before you find what works. And there’s even the need for being broke for some time and living with the bare minimum, so you can get the business off the ground.

Knowing these and talking about them openly is crucial.

Are you ready to become self-employed?

Consider this episode of the podcast a test.

If you want to be self-employed some time from now, or are thinking of giving up after having failed with your first online business ideas, listen to what I’m about to say in the next 15-20 minutes, and let it sink it.

If it makes you feel uncomfortable and you’re better off having a regular job and living an average life, so be it.

But if you are ready to accept the pain of discipline and all the other side effects of becoming an entrepreneur, then you can go for it and be confident that you’ll succeed.

I believe it’s all worth it, it’s all for a good cause, and that hard work is the price for anything.

But with billions of people on this planet, I admit that online business might not be worth the sacrifices for some.

If the stress, time invested, sweat and tears, and the changes in your lifestyle you need to make in order to work for yourself and be location independent, outweigh the benefits, then, don’t feel bad about not trying.

Want to see what freedom and lifestyle design look like?

Then this is the price you need to pay before you see success with your business endeavors.

Show Notes:

  • It’s a lonely road, but here’s why that’s okay [2:26]
  • Some things you’ll experience at any point in your entrepreneurial journey [5:23]
  • Discussing the time business actually takes [7:49]
  • How we can handle all the unpleasant aspects of this [8:56]
  • Guys who struggled in the beginning [10:23]
  • The billionaires who started from nothing [14:39]


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