This is the story of how we decided to start our own business. It’s been a struggle but the question is, Is it worth it?
My thoughts will be shared within part 1 and part 2.
I have a love/hate with entrepreneurship.
When I was in high school my parents owned their own business and my husband has always wanted to own his own business since even before we were ever together.
He would talk about it and I would just turn my nose up at him and say yeah right you will own your own business, over my dead body. Pretty much I was saying I had no desire to believe in his dream and his heart. I put fear before anything.
I was scared to death to be a business owner. For one I remembered how my dad struggled and had to choose to lose his dream when he had to close his business. And also because all that my mind could list off were the deep, dark horror stories.
I had that false sense of security with the weekly paycheck, retirement, & health insurance.
But soon after much thought and watching my husband deteriorate working at jobs he loathed and never being truly satisfied, I made a list of the pros and cons and I decided to cave to my husbands dream. I prayed a lot and then I agreed we could jump into the life of owning a business. And jump we did.
I was getting excited. I felt this sense of something new and it was invigorating. I started reading every business, money, self help, book and blog I could get my hands on.
I really had to set my fears aside and trust God this was what we were suppose to do. I felt in my heart it was what we were suppose to do.
what could go wrong besides being complete failures?
But to say the least the first few years were not easy!
Has it all been worth it though?
To be continued…..