I’m finding that one of the greatest helpers of entrepreneurialism is community. Not all community of course. I’ve had community my entire life and was never motivated to be entrepreneurial until very recently. But now that I’m starting to connect more and more with like-minded individuals the benefits are quite immediate.
The life of the entrepreneur is one of constant struggle and grind. It doesn’t have to be, always, but certainly it comes with the job. In these circumstances community with others going through the same difficulties, persevering through the same challenges and conquering the same mountains is very encouraging. Attitude is everything, as I’ve said before, and it is also contagious. Rather than constantly lifting your own attitude out of sheer will you can be lifted, and lift others in turn.
I was recently very down and discouraged. Life, you know? As I always say there is always a reason to cry, whether or not something immediately happened to you or not. There just is always a reason. I wasn’t crying, but I was bummed, and was uplifted by a fellow entrepreneur. He’s in a very different niche than I am, but his vast experience running his own business (over 26 years) was a well of encouragement and wisdom to me. He’s a roofer and specializes in all things roofing. If you happen to be in Orange County, CA and need a roofing contractor, call roof repair Orange County. And that’s just one experience of many.
The other wonderful benefit of entrepreneur friends is the opportunity for commerce. Regularly situations arise where mutual back-scratching is very beneficial. We all have different talents and interests and they seem to overlap very often. It’s been awesome!
I hope as I gain success and experience that I can bless other adventurers like myself, pass on the wisdom that has helped me so much.