I started my business expecting congratulatory high fives.
What I got was a lot of other people’s issues. Of course I can stand back and say that now, but when I was in the midst of being grilled about money and my business, I will be the first to say it sucked. The common question was “how can you make money doing that?” (Big attitude behind the question).
“Why would they want to pay you?” The support was null and void. I was on the defensive trying to answer these questions. Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter what responses you give. The same questions will keep coming.
Who the heck needs that? Definitely not me. One thing I learned and would love to pass on to you is, stop trying to defend yourself, especially when you are just going round and round..it is time to stop the nonsense. You are wasting precious energy trying to explain what you are doing to someone who is so set in their thoughts and beliefs that if it doesn’t pertain to a 9-5 job with benefits, then you are wasting your time.
When I started “It’s All About YES” four years after starting my own business, the questions rolled in again. Why are you doing this? How do you get paid? What do you mean you are not making money from this?
Seriously, are we back to this? AGAIN? I was doing this group for my own reasons – why should it matter to someone else? The logical answer is NO but for some reason it is still an issue. The point here is that it’s their issue not mine. I have nothing to prove to them.
If you are being asked these pointless questions just don’t sweat it – continue on your journey. Maybe it would make them feel better if you drove a luxury car or lived on snob hill, but then there will be something else for them to complain about it.
It is YOUR life – say yes to you!
Tricia Dycka is an entrepreneur, life enthusiast, author, intuitive, funny, very candid, great listener. Takes the path less traveled. Living in the moment. Enjoys massive amounts of chocolate and coffee. A supportive friend who is there for you when everyone else has abandoned you and thinks you have lost your mind. Encourages entrepreneurs to embrace themselves so they can create an environment that supports their dreams.