This episode is fire! I get a little bat-shit-crazy and go bananas on everyone about self-motivation, not burning out, and how much hard work is entailed in this entrepreneur thing.
Let's be honest here. This shit is hard. Being a young independent Master Electrician hustling to build an Electrical Contracting company from nothing is the single hardest thing I've don in my life. Period.
I've always worked my ass off, most of the time working 6-7 days a week, full time, holding down 2 or 3 jobs and just barely scraping by. This is WAAAY harder.
I work more, and harder, now than I've ever worked in my life. Don't get me wrong, I still love what I do, but just to set the record straight for any of you young guys thinking of diving off into this...get your perspective straight. Its not sailing down easy street, working 2 days a week, sitting on an island somewhere smoking blunts and watching the money just roll in. Its 5 hours of sleep, 19 hours of work. Every day, no breaks, no vacations...just constant hustle.
Self-motivation is a huge factor in not burning out. So is loving what you do. It takes a lot longer to get burned out on something when its your singular joy in life. If you're not the type that can motivate yourself to change the issues in your life, you'll have a very difficult time trying to get anywhere. Don't run around with one foot nailed to the floor. Figure your shit out, whatever is holding you back (eh em...yourself), stop giving a shit about what other people think of you or what expectations they have for you, and DO YOU!
So how do you stay motivated, and how do you not burn out? For that you'll just have to watch the video below!
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