by Angie Weber | Featured Contributor
So, you’ve decided to be an entrepreneur. Congratulations.
You have an out of this world idea, you’ve set everything up, you’re started telling people and bada bing, bada boom…. success.
If you needed a little laugh today, you’re welcome.
But it’s amazing how people who hear you own a business think you are instantly rich. Now that is true in some aspects- but not always when it comes to the monetary portion.
For those of us in the grind, we know entrepreneurship is not a simple process. I’ve always have had a taste of this as an intrapreneur, but now I’m all in and see it first hand.
It would be great if the steps were as easy as wash, rinse, repeat but we know it’s not. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, entrepreneurship is not for the fait of heart, but that’s what makes the wild ride worthwhile. Right?
If you are ready to take this challenging kind of life on, I have come to discover one very important trait you need. Flexibility.
You’ve gotta learn how to roll with the punches or you will be ran over and left laying on the side of the road. Not the prettiest picture, but I do a lot of driving and see a lot of things on the side of the road.
Every bump in the road, ever detour; it’s all a part of your journey. But let’s be honest, when you have your heart set on something, this is not always the easiest thing to grasp. It’s much easier to whine, get stressed, and be consumed with thoughts of giving up.
And that is exactly what I did when we hit a bump in the road when starting my beauty company- at that time it was known as Hello Gorgeous. The name was perfect- so perfect, in fact, that someone had already trademarked it for the industry. But, to add insult to injury they weren’t actually using it on products that were makeup.
It was time to go back to the drawing board. But not before I had a mini pity party.
As I vented to my biz partner, she so kindly reminded me, “It’s part just part of our story.” UGH. Why can’t she join me in understanding how incredibly unfair and crappy this is?!
But she was totally right. Don’t you hate when that happens?
So during this month long renaming process, as frustrating as it was, things started to fall in to place. There were a lot of names we thought it could be, but trademarking laws said otherwise. But there I was one night sitting with my husband watching Shark Tank and it hit me all of a sudden. I needed a philanthropy piece added to this whole cause.
Once the name Hello Life was decided on, it was perfect that the cause would be to help spread awareness for mental health issues.
Bada Bing. Bada Boom.
So when we get to a bump, we can go down kicking and screaming, or we can decide to put our big girl (biz) pants on and be willing to roll with the punches and see where it takes us.
Which will you decide?
After time spent searching for the perfect job and having no luck, Angie Weber was introduced to tena.cious. Not only did she find her passion for small business, she also discovered one very important thing about herself- she is a true intrapreneur. (You know, those people who act like entrepreneurs, but don’t have as much risk in the game?)
While she co-runs tena.cious and helps clients showcase their personalties online, she also spreads awareness about intrapreneurs- the good, the bad, and the
ugly awesomeness. If you want to get an inside look on intrapreneurs, check out here podcast, The Intrapreneur Life.