Being a BossGirl isn’t all its hyped to be. You struggle, have a lot of late nights, constantly fight to be recognized, compete with others and invest ALL of your time and effort in it. We’re not even talking about all the personal sacrifices you made to start your business. But when you succeed, because you will, it is that much more worth it because you know all the hard work it took to get to that finish line. So yes, it’s hard. And yes you struggle. But at the end, you truly feel like a #BossGirl.
But what are the struggles? What are the challenges you face? People always talk about the benefits of being an entrepreneur. And lets face it. Being an entrepreneur is great. You’re your own boss. You make your own hours. You cash in 100% of the profit. What’s not to love? Well, everything is not always what it seems. But don’t worry. We have you covered. Here are 5 things that no one ever tells you when you become a #bossgirl.
We Struggle With Confidence
The never ending question of “Am I enough” is constantly going off in our head. We may seem like we have it all together and seem like the most confident women in the room, but we have confidence issues just like everyone else. The constant feeling of are we enough and are we ready to go into business is always there. So next time you feel like you’re the only one with confidence issues, think twice. There’s a whole group of women who are constantly struggling with confidence.
We Compare Ourselves to Other Boss Girls
No matter how hard we try, no matter how great our success is and no matter how much we seem like we have it all together, we are constantly comparing ourselves to other boss girls. We’re looking at their Instagram feed and wondering “how does she do it?” or “how can I make mine look like that?”. We need to stop comparing ourselves to others and just be happy with where we are in our own business. Yes some #bossbabes may look like they have it all figured out, but what we don’t know is that they are comparing themselves to someone else just like you are. They are struggling to make their business work just like you. So next time you start comparing yourself to other boss girls, stop and think that maybe it’s not all as pretty as it seems.
We Feel Guilty About The Sacrifices We Make in Our Personal Life
Contrary to popular belief, we do feel guilty about our personal sacrifices. Missing another birthday or the important moments in our kids life because we’re struggling to make our business successful? Off course we feel bad. We do have a heart you know. There are so many personal sacrifices we make as women to grow our business. Putting our personal life on hold to start our business and seeing all our friends get married and have kids. It hurts. We’re soo busy growing our empire and wanting to leave our mark on the world that we often have to make difficult decisions. And yes, we feel guilty about them. We won’t always admit it, but the sacrifices we make are not easy ones. No matter how successful we end up becoming, what we had to give up along the way to get here hurt.
There Comes A Time Where You Will Have To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
It’s bound to happen sooner or later. There will come a time that you will have to step outside your comfort zone. For your business to reach its full potential, you will have to eventually step outside your comfort zone. That means taking a risk, making a call to big investors, investing in a product that can help your business grow. Whatever it is that can help your business grow, you will have to do it. No one ever said it was going to be easy. You just have to look at the bigger picture and believe that it will all be worth it in the end.
You Will Hear “NO” A Lot
The word “no” will be recurring often. In fact, you’ll hear it so much that you’ll forget what “yes” feels like. But don’t let that get you down. Always remember why you decided to go into business the first place. Find your cheerleaders. The people who believe in you. Those who know you have what it takes. Hold on to them. Save them on speed dial if you have to and call them when you need a little “pick me up”. The road is hard and you will come across people who don’t see things the same way you do. But that’s okay. As long as you believe in you and are willing to work hard to make it happen, that’s all that matters.