After a few hours sitting at Sup46, goofing around (Marie, I blame you for that, haha) I went for some shoe-shopping instead. Now I am at Espresso House, getting some work done before heading home to embrace the weekend.
I can’t begin to describe how much I love being an entrepreneur. I am really having the time of my life. There are so many perks, but it also involves some sacrifices. But what is being an entrepreneur really like? Well, lets divide it into the good and the bad:
Controlling your own time
The freedom to plan the day just the way you like it. Like now, when I needed a break, I packed my stuff and ran some errands before getting back to it. Or if there is a gym class I want to attend in the middle of the day or in the morning, no stress. I can do as I please.
Stand up for what you believe in
Being an entrepreneur also gives you the chance to stand up for what you believe in, and spread the word. I have a view on health and wellness that I want to share with the world, and every single day I get to do that. And I get to help people, affect them in a positive way and spread good vibes.
All the amazing people
During this short time, I feel I have met some of the most interesting and inspiring people ever. Many of them also being entrepreneurs like myself, creates a fantastic community and I learn so much. Also, some of those whom I meet share so much energy and happy vibes, which fuels me too.
Having the freedom to do what I want, when I want it and in the way I want it, is priceless. I of course have my business partner Mo, but she is like my other half, so don´t think we ever have experienced not being on the same page. Also, the ability to live where I want or be able to travel whenever I want is also a big plus.
Missing the Benjamins
Suddenly not having so much money coming in on a regular basis both terrifying and a struggle. But you’ll be surprised of how fast you adapt. And funny enough, when I had a full-time job and a pretty ok salary I had debt and was constantly broke. Now that I have less than half of the income I am debt free and even have money on my savings account. Guess it was the wakeup call I needed. But that vacation I can take “whenever “ is hard to afford though.
Always in work mode
Having your own company and being truly passionate about it, makes it hard to really unplug. I probably put in more hours a week then most people I know, and logging off can be a challenge. And since I investedso much time in my business there is a certain underlying pressure to succeed.
Learning to say no
Being all wrapped up in business, friends and loved ones don’t always get my fullest attention. And due to the workload, I also sometimes need to miss out on the fun stuff, and learn to say no.
Being an entrepreneur is a roller coaster ride, with tons of ups and downs. It takes time, dedication and persistence, but if you truly believe in your business things have a funny way of working out. So, I will enjoy every minute of it.
Lots of love from Henriette Sophia