It is just about my 4th anniversary of being totally on my own. It almost seems like a lifetime away, and such a difference in my life.
The first week in December in 2014, I decided to “fire” all my employees. I technically can’t call them employees, and because I am still being sued, but I have no other vocabulary to use with the guy who used to work at my shop.
I can remember how scared I was the first day, week, and month when I was out on my own. I had no idea if I could make it on my own. I still have moments, but there is nothing like walking into your shop, having your own business.
My friend Nick just did this profile on me and he sent it to me on a day that was sorta slow. I day I made no money. Watching this made me feel proud again. It didn’t matter that I made zero that day, some days you make nothing, but there is always potential.
I watch this and think about how far I have come. The day I opened the shop myself, I was petrified. I was afraid of failure, but failure was not an option. I wouldn’t exactly say today that I made it * but I can guarantee I won’t quit until I do.
**Making it to me would be having a car with heated seats. I don’t know why I feel that is so luxurious, but I do.