SELF STARTER – SELF BUILT: DO YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE TO BUILD A BUSINESS

 

architecture, buildings, business

“Growing it takes time; be ready.”


doors open

So many people have all these aspirations of opening their own business. But the reality of the time it takes to build is something that so many people do not want to invest in. Because in order to become successful, it’s not something you are going to open doors and do well overnight. You might be at it for five to ten or more years. Do you have the ability to stick it out for lengthy time periods to reach the life you want? I know for me from experience, I want to have a career as a screenwriter, and now that I am 6.5 to 7 years in I feel I have gotten good enough to write something that can at least attract an agent. Now the next step is selling the script, but that is my business, what about yours?

patience

Ever been that kid in the cookie experiment where you were willing to wait for the entire pack instead of having one right now. That is what it takes to build your business, and I am currently at the point where most people give up. But you have to be in for good, it’s like joining a gang. Crazy comparison, but if you’re not in it all the way, you will fall off. You have to be 100% committed otherwise you’ll crack. And a lot of people have these entrepreneurial dreams, but they have a hard time waiting for something to happen. And that waiting game is what makes people go crazy.

failure

Here is the part where so many people tend to fall. It’s the idea that they are not able to deal with the fall that comes with building. They are ready to go all in, but when they take a hit, it’s very hard for them to bounce back. That resilience after a failure is what you need to have to succeed in this game. Without it, you will fall off and fast. So be ready to deal with the failures that come with starting and operating your own business.

all on you

How well are you at assuming responsibility? Because when it’s all said and done, you are the person everything falls on. You are the one when people are not paid for their work will be asking where is their check. So if you have a hard time being that guy, don’t go into business. Or you better figure out a way to run a business alone, and even more is on you.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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