I used to wake up every day with one single question on my mind…”how many days are there before the weekend?”
I was counting down the days because I, like millions of people, hated my 9-5 job.
And this wasn’t just a mild dislike of my job either. I really, truly, deep down, despised almost everything about it. Waking up each day and realizing that I had to go to work was torture. I felt my stomach drop every Sunday when I realized tomorrow was the dreaded Monday.
But since I’m not a trust fund baby, I needed the money. So I stuck it out.
That was in 2011. Today is a completely different story. Now I like what I do (most of the time).
I get to the enjoy the freedom and free time that comes with owning a profitable business.
I get to wake up without an alarm clock and take time off in the middle of the week to go mountain biking on my favorite trails. I work fewer hours, enjoy that work more, and I make more money.
But in order to get to this point, I had to learn a few lessons. A lot actually. It turns out that many of my assumptions about starting and running a business were completely wrong.
One of my biggest lessons came from having to wade through