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4 Hard Things I Learned After the First 2 Weeks of Entrepreneurship

Posted by Lisy H on

1. There are many reasons to quit

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"Never Quit" is just a slogan, I truly understand why people choose another route after running their own business for a while because there are so many valid reasons to do so. To be honest, I do think about quitting whenever there are blockers that I don't know the solution to. The only difference between a quitter and a stayer is whether I'm actually gonna give up or seek hard for the solutions.

2. It's not what I expected

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When I find this business model of POD E-commerce, I thought it was an easy business to operate. everything is ready for me: Shopify site, item suppliers, delivery. I will just need to focus on making my amazing ideas come true, and people would like them as much as I do. Wrong, just another slogan, there are so many new things to learn, and things don't work out as easily as all imagined. Tons of videos about entrepreneurship: "I'm successful, you can copy my success" are a sales tactic. There is nothing special about my store if I only follow a basic formula. Also, what I like is definitely not equal to what people want to buy.

3. You are working for (probably) no physical rewards

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In most cases, people don't face the situation working with no reward, at least a job can pay the salary. Being an entrepreneur means you need to work 5X harder than a normal job and risk to see no measurable reward. At the start, what I see is the bank account is starting to shrink and the money that could get me name brand bag and fancy dinners (not that I care) becomes a list of failed advertising campaigns. I'm just eating Passion Ramen* for dinner today.

4. It's hard to sleep

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When I have things running at my night, it's hard to sleep with an empty mind. I constantly dream about the result of my promotion and the business in general. by constantly, I mean every night so far >u<.
My ad account just got deactivated? Why? Did my product/ad offend anyone? Get ready to start worrying about every little detail of your business.

BUT, if it's so difficult, why would anyone do it at all?

It's a journey with ups and downs, I will tell you the amazing things I learned and reward I had in my next article.

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*Passion Ramen: 

At the start of entrepreneurship, we face a situation that we are running out of money to invest so that we can only afford eating ramen, but there is a secret ingredient, passion.



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