Starting a new business is never easy and doing it while having a full time job, a young growing family and the stress of living in an expensive city just adds to pain.
For me being an entrepreneur is built in, I don’t have to learn how to be one, I just am one to the core. My mother recently told me that my sister is looking for an apartment but can’t afford one in a certain area.
I told her to have her rent one in a place where she can afford it and AirBnB it out. Make enough off that to cover two apartments and boom. That just how I was born to think.
When I ran my own web design business, IT support company, eBay business, seo company, graphic design business, construction company and real estate website at the same time while having a full time job, I knew I was doing something wrong because it’s not humanly possible for someone do that and be successful at all of it.
The way I was able to graduate from a 6 figure income to a 7 figure income was to find the right partner and to focus my energies into one business. That is exactly what happened when I met my current business partner.
He asked me what I love doing most when he met me and I kept promoting all my businesses to him. I realized that it wasn’t about what business I was excited about but I was excited about promoting things. I was passionate about promoting ideas, businesses, concepts and more.
I get really excited when I get other people excited about something. We also all agree that I am a huge nerd. I spend hours in stores like FRY’s electronics. For me it’s like I become a kid in a candy store.
Once I realized that it was about focusing on one business, It was really hard to let go of all the money I was making doing little things. Running the advertising for a website that made me a few thousand a month, running my real estate website, running my web design company, my IT company. I was getting paid real money for all those things not to mention my full time job where I made 6 figures on that alone and had great benefits like health insurance and paid time off.