ANSWER #7. You got me. You’re right. While you’re busy posting pictures from your weekend camping trip on Facebook, Tweeting about how your neighbor’s cat keeps killing birds and dropping them on your front porch, and scanning YouTube for the most outrageous videos, I’m also on there … making sure my blog posts are coming through correctly, introducing and connecting people who should meet each other, following links to useful industry articles and reposting them, editing videos, and building my networks. But it’s got nothing to do with work.
Being an entrepreneur can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do – especially if you truly find a way to turn your passion into profit. But don’t believe anyone who tells you it’s easy, or there’s a shortcut you can take to success. Making a go at a new business venture involves hard work, and lots of it. You can make it easier on yourself by surrounding yourself with people who, if they don’t exactly understand your work, at least value and support it. You may face a bit of an uphill battle to win over the JOB-ers … but it’s worth the effort to have them in your corner.
Diva Toolbox Contributor LAURA ORSINI is an editorial, marketing, and design consultant who teaches socially conscious speakers, coaches, and authors to think like marketers. Subscribe to her blog, Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven at http://bit.ly/marciebrockbookmktmaven, friend her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/writemarketdesign, or follow @phxazlaura on Twitter.