When you are a solopreneur, it’s like a rollercoaster – one day you’re super motivated, have thousands of ideas for new blog post, email newsletter, social media post, but let’s face it – there are also days when you feel like giving up, you question every decision, thinking “Why the heck I’m even doing this?!” and it’s ok. The beauty of having your own business and being your own boss is that you can always take a break and no one would blame you, especially when you work with or for other business owners and they been there too.
I’m not sure if you’re following me on Instagram, but since the end of March, I have been sharing motivational and inspirational quotes every Wednesday. Trust me, even successful online entrepreneurs with 5-figures on a bank account every month, have those days when nothing makes sense, they compare themselves to 6-7-figures bloggers, feel the pressure and be overwhelmed.
Everyone eventually, feel like they want to be someone else (the person who already succeed not this new blogger who has like 100 page views a month), want to be finally “rewarded” for hustling so much and get this sale of the client already.
When you build your web presence from scratch, one day you enjoy the little wins (yay to 50 page views or new 5 Instagram followers) and the next day you feel like it’ll take forever to be successful, to get what those amazing 6-figures bloggers have. But guess what? If you really think about it, you’ll realize, that your goal for this week, month, the year is NOT to have what people who worked YEARS (so to be in the situation with thousands of dollars per day.)
“Don’t compare someone else’s end to your beginning”
You’ll realize that for YOU to be successful, you really want this one client, or these $100 or something small, but significant to someone who just started their blog 3 months ago!
You can’t expect that the $100000 will pop on your bank account without trying, without those long days and nights. I know it’s harsh, I might just get you very upset and angry, but don’t worry – I’ve been there (I still am). I don’t think you can really stop wonder about improving your business, your skills, your blog post etc. especially if you’re determined and perfectionist (like me) and it’s really good actually, but you have to remember to enjoy every little success and don’t set up crazy goals, impossible to achieve in specific period of time.
You don’t have to earn $6000000 in your first month of blogging to be successful and feel fulfilled. I mean, if you just finish college or quit your full-time job – trust me – you’ll be grateful and doing happy dance when you see the first web visitor, follower, email subscriber or the first $ on your account, because deep down, you were worried that, no one would see your amazing blog post, like your work, follow you or give you their email, cause you’re just new at this, right?
I’ve been doing this for a while, but I’m so grateful for every person who enter my website, every like on social media, every follower, every email subscriber and so on. When I realize, that someone trusts me, like what I write, respect my expertise as Graphic Designer, my heart just grows and all those hours learning, improving, working my butt off really pays off and it’s even more important than any money.
When you feel like giving up, think about all the amazing things you already achieved. Enjoy every single moment of that, be grateful to have loyal readers. Remember, why you doing what you do, why you decide to be an entrepreneur, change your like 360 degrees. Don’t focus on the downsides of running an online business, be happy and be yourself.
Time for some more motivation. I’d like you to see my favourite quotes, posted on my Instagram account and when you have those giving up days, just go back to this post and remember why you doing what you do ;) PS. This post will be updated so make sure to check it from time to time, you might find a quote which will let you see things from another perspective ;) Keep it going, love!
Many times in life, we’re too afraid to try something new, take a risk or try to do something in a different way. We think “No, it’s impossible!” – but sometimes you can surprise yourself big time #mintswiftquotes I’ve thought I could never do blogging, but guess what? I do it right now ! Have you ever felt this way? and the most important thing – Have you tried to overcome it? xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
It so easy to tell yourself, that you can’t succeed, that you’re not an expert, you can’t do certain tasks. Believing in yourself as a small business owner is sooo important! Do you believe that you can succeed? #mintswiftquotes xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
Do you sometimes feel like there’s no way out? You feel hopeless and defeated, but suddenly you see glimmer of hope, because you’ve found someone who can help you! I’m always open to help small business owners, bloggers and creative entrepreneurs with their branding and be the rainbow in their cloud ;) I know that struggle with logo design is real, right? I might have a solution for that! More tomorrow ;) xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
Birthday is the day when we all got bit emotional and start to wonder about our life and past year. Today is my #birthday and the quote above really explain my personality, my perseverance and striving to fulfill my dreams. After some serious procrastination, it’s time for some serious action! My dream will come true and this dream is #mintswiftshop I’m so happy to share affordable premade logos created with a thought of small business owners, bloggers and creative entrepreneurs. My affordable premade logo options allow you to develop your brand identity at a fraction of the cost of logo package when you just starting out or simply you’re not ready for custom logo. I hope you’re excited the same way I’m! xo
Do want to know how much time I spend thinking, planning and preparing my #mintswiftshop ? About a year! That’s why I’m sharing this quote, to assure you that taking action is essential if you want to succeed. As a creative person, I sometimes tend to have thousands of ideas, running through my head, by taking actual action to make them is the hard part. Can you relate to that? xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
Gosh, I saw so many successful business owners and I thought “What the heck, I can do it”, but maybe haven’t fully realised that I would fail like million times before I have some success. And who likes to fail? No one. But let’s face it – it’s part of running business and it actually can teach you more than you think Sometimes as #smallbiz you have to fight battles like being 10 people in one: your own boss, accountant, marketing specialist, social media manager, mom, wife, web developer etc. and it’s soooo hard! Or working almost 24 hours and weekends and still haven’t finish what you wanted to! But someday, you’ll finally win and all those battles would seem so tiny What battle did you win today? xo
Hello June! New month, new goals, new opportunities. #mintswift goals for June: • Create resources library on my website • Work on e-mail list • Write more blog posts What are your goals for this month? xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
Starting a business is probably the hardest job every. You have to wait for web traffic, for followers growth, email subscribers, clients and customers. Struggle is real and it won’t end until you reach your dream goal and the IMPORTANT thing is to never give up, keep it going and you’d get there love. It may sounds crazy, because I’m super impatient person, but there’s something magical about this slow growth, because you see little steps to your main goal every day and one day the you’ll reach it and the results will blow your mind Are you impatient too? Do you expect results overnight? xo
Sometimes, you just have to believe that your dream can come true and it will #livingadream You can work as you want, be who you want to be, just have to pursue your dreams and be patient ;) xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
We tend to set huuuge goals for ourselves, compare our beginnings to someone’s end and focus only on big successes and wins. In everyday hustle, we might overlook the little success or room for new opportunities to grow. It’s always good to look for new possibilities and see opportunities in your current situation ;) xo
ACTION! It’s the one, true thing that keeps your business going. By doing nothing, waiting for a miracle, you won’t success. What action did you take today? xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
I think this is my favourite quote so far and I have been having it in my mind for few years now. I always wanted to do what I’m passionate about, not something I hate, because let’s be honest – work is huge part of our life Thankfully, I was able to find my true passion, job I really love and keep falling in love with it over and over again ;) Do you love your job? xo
As I’ve mentioned a previous week, your job fills huge part of your life, so the best way to be happy is to do what you’re passionate about, something that doesn’t feel like work, more like making your dreams come true. During a time when we grow our business (every day), we tend to forgot to be happy, to be grateful for the opportunity to be our own #boss and enjoy all the little things. Except for having an awesome job, don’t forget to have other hobbies and activities that make you smile. For me is signing Lana Del Rey’s songs ;) Do you do things that make you happy? What makes you happy? xo Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift (@mintswiftdesign)
Enjoy every single wins, the big and the small ones! Being successful doesn’t necessarily mean earning millions of dollars. Enjoy the process of helping people, more than any money! If you overcome things that are extremely difficult, you’d be so proud of yourself. I’m working on really awesome projects for you guys, more details really soon ;) xo
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed and unmotivated? What helps you overcome that feeling?