SHORT STRUGGLE: VOL 2
When you are starting as an entrepreneur, even during the idea phase, it is common to look for "gurus", success stories and any other evidence that will make you feel better about your decision to go into business for yourself. I would like to tell you that there is evidence for everything. Though you may seek out the stories of ease there are also stories of struggle that you may overlook for one reason or another. I desire to give you the best view rather than your preferred one so that you don't have a warped view of what it means to be an entrepreneur. To ensure this I will post several "unfinished" experiences of what I have gone through as an entrepreneur that has over a decade of experience. I will leave it unfinished so that your brain could imagine the possibilities of how you would overcome the obstacles that I present. Entrepreneurship is more about resiliency that it is about vanity. So without further ado I present a short struggle.
There was once a time that I felt like I was a worthless fraud of a father. I had no car. I felt alone. I was in a perpetual state of robbing the landlord to pay the electric company and pissing both of them off in the process as people watch for my inevitable demise. One day stands out in my mind. My sun (son) was headed to school and I realized I had not prepared his lunch. I looked in the fridge where there was only frozen expired meat and condiments. I looked in the cabinets where there were only zombie apocalypse types of food like the emergency pack of Ramen noodles and those dusty bag of beans. The reality hit me that I didn't have the necessary means to make my little boy a lunch. The little boy that I helped create. The little boy who is the totality of all the good that I am. The little boy whom I refer to as my s-o-n and my s-u-n. The reality was that I wasn't accountable to the life I had dreamt or created. The reality was that I had given away my power to care for the person I loved. The reality was that I was an author with a license to sell but instead sat on my ass and my potential.
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