When you need help but don’t want anyone to know you need help. Does that sound familiar to you?
Why we struggle with this is really soooo ego eh? When I started my business almost 9 years ago I was so closed off. Had 5,243, 242 questions but didn’t want anyone to know I didn’t know the things I didn’t know. Um…of course I didn’t know all the ins and outs of domains, hosting, moving a site, mobile friendly design, creating backups, and maintenance, I was in civil engineering for 10 years and jumped into this new career!
I wasted a lot of time figuring things out, learning along the way, and getting burned. So much unnecessary struggle to learn it all on my own, and do it all on my own.
Now I have mentors. Mentors in web design. Mentors in business.
I have a successful business with over 50 clients, many of them repeat clients.
I am confident and feel secure in my business decisions.
Entrepreneurship is hard, don’t let anyone tell you any different. But it doesn’t have to be polarizing. Find someone in your industry you trust to bounce things off of. And even if you can’t find that? Find another entrepreneur to connect with on a regular basis. Join a networking group. It provides accountability, motivation and inspiration. You NEED this, especially if your are a solo entrepreneur like me.
Nobody does this alone. Find your people. Drop the ego.
Have you found yours? Shoot me a message, I’d LOVE to know how you found your mentor and what it’s done to help your business.