The internet has always been noisy, but lately I feel like everyone is yelling to be heard.
“I made 5 figures on my first launch with only 100 people on my list!”
“I made 6 figures my first 3 months in business!”
“I work 3 hours a week and I’m a millionaire!”
“Pay me your life savings and first-born child and I’ll teach you how to do it too!”
(Maybe I follow too many online entrepreneurs.)
I just want to remind you (and myself) that it’s ok if you don’t want to yell. It’s ok if you just want to share what you do, and maybe earn a little less but still stay true to yourself.
I also want to tell you that I’ve been in business full-time for more than 2 years, and I haven’t made 6 figures. I’ve had months where I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pay the bills. I’ve had months where I couldn’t remember the last time I took a break.
I’m not alone. I’m in the majority. But you only hear the ones who are yelling. And no one yells about giving up shopping for a year to build a business.
I can’t tell you how to make 6 figures, but I can tell you that it’s possible to earn a living doing what you love. I can tell you that you won’t love what you’re doing all the time — but the time you do will far outweigh the times you don’t. I can tell you that 12 hour days are long, hard, and lonely, but I can also tell you that hard work does pay off if you have faith.
Just a little dose of reality to balance out the noisy fantasies out there.