Jeff Welsh@jjeff.welsh

📚 Former #Design Educator
🖥️Branding. Graphic Design. Marketing. Coach.
📱COO @ Impakt Media #Entrepreneur
👇🏻Inspiration for #Creatives & #Businesses

https://jeffwelsh.com/

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH SUCCESS
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Every now and then you have to remove yourself from your normal environment to get clear vision on how to proceed with your future.
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Last weekend was just that.
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A visit to Nashville for what turned out to be an epic event. An event for entrepreneurs who would meet with millionaire mentors.
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Made new friends.
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Made new contacts.
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Building new relationships.
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Planning for an amazing future.
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All of this would not be possible if I didn’t step out of my comfort zone.
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How can you remove yourself from your norm and surround yourself with success?
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN?
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I’ve realized the importance of keeping on the go. 🚦
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Hitting the road and going outside of your comfort zone. ⭕️
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In my opinion, it’s a vital part of achieving your dreams. 🤔 💭
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For years (probably more like decades), early in my career, I was static. I stayed in my comfort zone. 📆 .
Because I was scared. 😟 .
I didn’t challenge myself. I just followed the system. I became part of the flock 🐑.... and it got me nowhere.
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Today, my business partner and I are on the move again. ✈️ Off to Nashville for a business event.
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To meet with those who have become much more successful than us. 👨🏻💻
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To learn from them. 📚
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To network. 🤝 .
To avoid mistakes they have made in the past. 🛑
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To plan for the future.🚀
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Here’s to another adventure to achieve our dreams! 🔥🔥
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What ways can you travel outside of your comfort zone in order to grow?
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It doesn’t have to be physical travel either. 😀
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DO YOU HAVE A GAME PLAN?
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Every Sunday I plan out my week.
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It’s the very first thing I do. I prioritize my tasks based on the things I can control. All managed in my digital and paper calendars.
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I include the things that will set me up for achieving my goals.
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The goals I have set for myself for each month … which ultimately set me up for success for the goals I have set for the year.
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Essentially I create a game plan. Each week.
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And my family comes FIRST. My family & health responsibilities go in first. Then my work tasks next.
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This process has proven to work for me.
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It has helped me get out of debt, save money, fine tune my businesses, create my own personal empire, etc. etc.
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Without this “game plan” process I would be lost.
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How do you set yourself up for success every week?
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurlifestyle #femaleentrepreneur #maleentrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #youngentrepreneur #entrepreneurquotes #creativeentrepreneur #entrepreneursofinstagram #entrepreneurmotivation #entrepreneurmindset #entrepreneurwoman #entrepreneurmen #entrepreneurstyle #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneur101 #entrepreneurgoals


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SET & ACHIEVE GOALS
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Alright ...
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We here it every day.
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Set your goals. Write them down. Focus on only the items that will help you achieve your goals. Make a public announcement of what you’re going to do. Etc. Etc.
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Well guess what? It’s true!
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The problem is that most people don’t ACT toward what they want to achieve. (I’m guilty of this as well at times)
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But let me tell you this ... from my past experience, I’m most happy when I actually set & achieve my goals.
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As a matter of fact ... I can’t imagine NOT going through the goal setting process!
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▶️ PRO TIP
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The past few months I’ve set goals for the month. These goals help me move toward my goals for the year.
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Each week I only focus on the things I can control. The things that help me move toward achieving my monthly goals.
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If you do this and nothing else, I promise you will live a much happier life.
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(Side note. Here I’m focused on my new goal of completing a 25 mile bike race) 😃
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READERS ARE LEADERS
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I’m constantly juggling multiple books and audio books. I love the ability to learn from others equally as much as I love to teach.
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I truly believe you can’t lead if you don’t stay on top of learning from other’s experiences.
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Just added another great one to my collection from my friend @billwooditch
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I met Bill back in February at the #10X Growth Con in Vegas with my friend @lukenesler. Had great conversations about growing business.
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He’s truly THE nicest and most genuine person I met on that trip.
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He mentioned his book and I finally got my copy in the mail this weekend.
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I can’t wait to learn more from this seasoned veteran.
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What business related books are in your library that you would recommend?
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurlifestyle #femaleentrepreneur #maleentrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #youngentrepreneur #entrepreneurquotes #creativeentrepreneur #entrepreneursofinstagram #entrepreneurmotivation #entrepreneurmindset #entrepreneurwoman #entrepreneurmen #entrepreneurstyle #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneur101 #entrepreneurgoals


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DETERMINED TO WIN
(Finding My Why)
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I was so tired of working for others. So I quit my full-time job. Good bye! Adios! Take this job and shove it!
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That was in 2006 …
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I didn’t know how I was going to make it, other than the fact that I wanted to be on my own as a designer and web developer.
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Well it wasn’t that simple. As a matter of fact it was freakin’ tough. I had no plan.
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I had taken on my first mortgage and started a family. And in 2009 everything tanked. So I had to get a part-time job to make ends meet.
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I was able to keep the lights on, but it was tough. The toughest part was the fact that I was working hard to be a good Dad to my first daughter but I was failing as a freelancer.
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So we moved from Upstate NY to a better opportunity in West Virginia.
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I started over. I networked. I kept pushing. And it was STILL tough for a while.
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But I was DETERMINED to WIN.
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What kept me pushing through?
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My family … they became my WHY.
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As entrepreneurs we require a WHY.
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It’s a driving force when times are tough.
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What is your Why? Put it in the comments below.
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurlifestyle #femaleentrepreneur #maleentrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #youngentrepreneur #entrepreneurquotes #creativeentrepreneur #entrepreneursofinstagram #entrepreneurmotivation #entrepreneurmindset #entrepreneurwoman #entrepreneurmen #entrepreneurstyle #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneur101 #entrepreneurgoals


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ON THE RIGHT PATH
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It took me, what seemed like a eternity, to get on track.
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I was behind on many fronts.
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But that’s always been the case.
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It just became normal after a while. However, something wasn’t right.
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I was getting tired of being in debt. Tired of not feeling accomplished. Exhausted from attempting to care for my family.
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But then something changed.
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I got my $&%# together!
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I took responsibility for my actions and everyone relying on me.
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I prayed a lot for guidance and help.
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It took a while for sure, but I did it.🔥
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I’ve found my calling. I found the RIGHT business partner. I built a solid team.
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I found the right path that’s leading to where I want to go.
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My agency, Impakt Media, is doing great work for BIG brands.
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It took blood, sweat and tears ... but that’s how it works.
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Nothing comes easy. Nothing is given to you. But when you figure things out ... it’s much easier to make headway on fulfilling your dreams.
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#path #dreams #entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entreprenuership #creative #creatives #designer #designers #design #branding #brand #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingstrategy #digitalmarketer #business #smallbusiness #businessgrowth #success #succeed #startup


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ALWAYS SEEK CHALLENGING ADVENTURES (The rewards are worth the pain)
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I’ve been an adventure seeker my entire life.
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Whether it’s outdoor activity, career related or family oriented, I live for the game ... the process you work through while experiencing things you’ve never done before.
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I sometimes compare my entrepreneurial career to many of the hikes I’ve been on in my life.
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It’s a journey 🚶🏻‍♂️
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It’s never easy, often painful, always enlightening and absolutely rewarding!
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You have to work HARD to achieve great things.
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And life will throw you curve balls often.
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There will be times you want to quit ... but never quit ... push through the difficult times.
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I promise that when you reach your destination, you will be glad you didn’t throw in the towel when adversity shows it’s face.
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#adventure #hike #entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entreprenuership #creative #creatives #designer #designers #design #branding #brand #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingstrategy #digitalmarketer #business #smallbusiness #businessgrowth #success #succeed #startup


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SHED NEW LIGHT
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I’ve had the need to shed new light on developing business several times in the past.
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Why?
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Well, sometimes things don’t work like you expected. Maybe you think things will work one way and they don’t.
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A lot of the time it’s because you haven’t done enough research to collect enough data.
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So I’ve learned that data is important. That to make good decisions, you must see what the market wants. 🤔
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Then give them what they want. You also may need to deliver things differently.
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I’m going through this again with a project.
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So I’m casting new light. Looking at it from a different perspective. Reviewing data.
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In order to make wise decisions.
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All too often I see people taking the shortcut and skipping the research step.
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My advice .... DON’T!
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Always take time to go the extra mile. It will pay off in the end.
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#newlight #extramile #entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entreprenuership #creative #creatives #designer #designers #design #branding #brand #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingstrategy #digitalmarketer #business #smallbusiness #businessgrowth #success #succeed #startup


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JUST START & STAY MOTIVATED
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I worked an entire career to get here.
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A long journey it’s been, for sure ... I probably could have made wiser decisions and gotten here faster.
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But it doesn’t matter.
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Point is, I’m here. Right where I want to be. With the right people, the right industry and a world of motivation to continue the build.
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To create my own empire. My own dynasty. The lifestyle I always dreamed of having.
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✅ I’m motivated!
✅ All in.
✅ Burned the boats and not going back.
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You can do the same.
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Just take the first step. Start!
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And keep pushing, because you deserve it. Because if I can create the business of my dreams after being told in school I wouldn’t amount to much. If I can overcome adversity OVER & OVER again to win.
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SO CAN YOU! Life’s too short, get #motivated and LET’S ROLL. 🤜🏻🤛🏼
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entreprenuership #creative #creatives #designer #designers #design #branding #brand #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingstrategy #digitalmarketer #business #smallbusiness #businessgrowth #success #succeed #startup


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SUMMONS YOUR INNER HERO
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Let’s face it, sometimes life is hard.
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We all have moments when we need something to inspire us to push through tough times.
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We all need something that will help us escape and refocus.
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For me, at times, I need to NOT read business books and listen to business podcasts (a constant habit). I just need a little escape.
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An escape to a story I can relate to or just appreciate.
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I’ve always been a huge Batman fan. But never read comics. Mostly watched movies.
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Recently I needed a change. Something different. Something that would help me summons my inner hero.
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I had something BIG I needed to deal with, so I had to find strength to overcome.
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Long story short ... I prevailed. 💪🏻
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I really believe it’s because I sought out inspiration and pulled that hero out to push through.
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I’m not saying I became Batman 😂 (although that would be cool). I’m just pointing out I recognized the need for inspiration. And I found it.
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What things can you do to summons your inner hero?
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Who is your spirit hero? Put it in the comments below.
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#hero #superhero #batman #entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entreprenuership #creative #creatives #designer #designers #design #branding #brand #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingstrategy #digitalmarketer #business #smallbusiness #businessgrowth #success #succeed #startup


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PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING
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Things aren’t always as they appear. So you need to look at them from a different angle to make sense of them ...
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In my years of being self-employed, I’ve been told things like:
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“You work too hard.”
“Relax a bit.”
“That’s too difficult.”
“Why take on that responsibility?”
“It’s the weekend, stop working.”
Etc. Etc. Etc.
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Well there’s a reason why I’ve taken a different approach to making a living. A reason why I bust my tail day in and day out.
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Years ago, I figured if I was going to bust my tail, I was going to do it for myself and NOT someone else who owned the business.
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I also was determined to be there for my girls as we started our family.
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In order to do so, I’d have to look at every aspect of my life differently.
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I had to find creative solutions not only on how to make money, but also how to care for my family.
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I had to shed some different light on everything. Get creative!
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This is the life of an entrepreneur.
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NOW ... I can truly say that all the sacrifices and experiences I’ve been through have been worth it.
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This week’s trip to NYC was another example of taking a creative approach to finding solutions, building relationships and creating content for various parts of our business.
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Thanks for the experience NY. Thanks to all our friends and associates that met with us and showed us around.
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It was fun as always and looking forward to our next visit!
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#entrepreneur #entrepreneurial #entreprenuership #creative #creatives #designer #designers #design #branding #brand #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingstrategy #digitalmarketer #business #smallbusiness #businessgrowth #success #succeed #startup #NYC #newyorkcity


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