Hey guys, its been a while, more like a month, but I am back!

I have been missing in action since the start of March, and since then WordPress has changed around the backend of its content publishing system, standard time has changed to daylight saving time, and Winter has changed to Spring.

So… what have I been up to during this sabbatical from my almost daily blogging adventures, well, I have been doing entrepreneurial stuff.

I quit my job at Chick-Fil-A in February and since then I have been on a continuous journey of figuring out what’s next. How do I pivot to the next area of my life, how do I start the journey to creating a legacy and doing something that makes me happy and fulfilled?

Well…

I started two e-commerce sites during this time (both of which I am not ready to share as yet), and I must say they have deprived me of time to focus on anything else.

Who said starting or running an online business was easy???

It has been constant setting up, planning, marketing, executing, trials and errors, and to this day I am yet to receive my first sale, but the journey continues.

However, I could not resist the temptation to take some time out of my day to share what is happening in my world with you guys, while simultaneously and hopefully offering some insight into yours.

I have read your comments, and it is very comforting to know that the words I gargle in this writer’s box has an impact on someone out there. My intention when I started this blog last Fall was to be honest, down to earth, educational and influential. If I achieve that with some of the words I write here, I am happy.

Now back to this entrepreneurial journey…

Did I say marketing sucks ass, yeah I did, in this article right here.

However, everyday it sucks ass even more. Especially when you have zero dollars to make it as effective as it should be.

My e-commerce sites are getting there. I am finding ways to improve on them everyday leading up to that first sale, but I have gotten super impatient along the way. I guess my current situation of being a debt-ridden, money-less twenty-six year old bogs me down sometimes, but I am remaining positive.

If you are an Entrepreneur or even a Writer, you know how hard it can be sometimes when you are passionate about something, but it feels like its going nowhere.

No matter how hard you work, how many hours you put in, how many articles you read, how many influencers you follow, you feel stagnant. All the negativity is trying to pull you down and you can feel it.

At the end of the day, no one said this journey would be easy, no one promised that Entrepreneurship would be full of laughs and days of skipping in the cornfields. On the other hand, it is a very fucked up road, but it is one that we take because we are a set of very passionate people.

We have that burning ball in the pit of our stomachs and with every inspiration and with every dream, we feed that fire. It is a fire that can never be extinguished or subdued, because if you are a true Entrepreneur, that fire will continue burning to your last breath.

This Entrepreneurial life is a choice, as is anything else, but for many of us it is more than that. It is a calling!

A calling to do great things, to change lives, make an impact and create a legacy. To do things that have never been done before or to improve on things that have been around forever.

No matter what form your Entrepreneurial calling comes in, we have to fight. Fight for success, fight out of failure while learning from them, fight to be inspired, fight to be motivated, fight to be encouraged, fight to achieve it all.

We are fighters, we make things happen, and I know it’s hard, I experience it everyday, but keep fighting. You will win one day.

How has the entrepreneurial life been for you?


One Love,

Dave Anthony

 

Posted by:Dave Anthony

I am a Jamaican born Entrepreneur living in the United States. Adventurous, writer, weird, down to earth. Here I write about interesting stuff that educates, thrills and influences.

2 replies on “I Have Been Living This Entrepreneurial Life

  1. I really like this post – I think it will resonate with many. I once dived off the “day job work circuit” in 2012. I ended up going back to work for awhile, but the entrepreneurial fire has never abated: it’s as strong as ever. That constant feeling of wanting to be free to choose how we spend our days rather than someone telling us how to spend them…it’s alluring, and at the same time, we really, really want to make a difference. I understand this dilemma wholeheartedly. Good luck – always believe you can do it and don’t let any doubts creep in. Easier said than done, but you can do it! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Sageleaf. I know exactly what you are talking about. We yearn for that freedom but sometimes life hits us in the gut and we have to succumb and run back to the job market. However, it is a constant battle, this entrepreneurial one, and the only way to win is to keep fighting. Thanks for the support and encouragement, and I wish you all the success in your ventures as well. One Love my friend.

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