Be Forewarned, the Entrepreneurial Journey is Not Easy

As the title says, be forewarned, the entrepreneurial journey is not easy, but it can be a rewarding one.

We state this off the top as we see more and more posts telling people to quit their jobs, pursue their dreams, and become a travel blogger and the likes. Now don’t get me wrong, we feel incredibly fortunate to live a life of creativity, but we also feel a responsibility to share that this is not an easy road and is not for everyone. As much as we shared our grieves of the producer, to be the producer of your own work is hard, and something you will likely fail at more than you will succeed. Nicole Kang, one of the creator’s of the edtech platform Elementari, shares a bit on that below:

If this is a journey you wish to embark on, be prepared to:

  • work hard,
  • learn to take rejection gracefully,
  • persevere,
  • think creatively,
  • be adaptable,
  • reflect and learn to recognise what feedback to incorporate, and which to politely ignore, and
  • have a way of earning to pay the bills, while launching.

Yes, it’s a bit of a juggling act, in which you learn to wear many hat, and above all else must pay daily homage to the cat. As while you may no longer have a traditional boss (on your own creative work at least) watching over all of your work, if you are lucky (or so I am told … err meowed at), you will have a feline overlord.

Personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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