Don’t get it confused! Being an entrepreneur is not all that its cracked up to be. Sure some days you will find yourself taking flights to beautiful cities, staying in nice hotels, and wining and dining clients at fancy restaurants. But there are plenty of days when you will be tired, grumpy, and frustrated. You have do things you don’t want to do and go places you don’t want to go. One week you’re at the bank cashing checks, the next week you have to find a coinstar as you wait for the checks come in. As an entrepreneur you have to kill what you eat. You sacrifice. You miss time with families, events and parties with friends. You lose sleep. Miss opportunities. And constantly ask yourself “am I doing the right thing?”. You will stumble, you will fall but make sure you get back up. If you believe in yourself, your vision, your plan and surround yourself with people who support you. You can reach your goals. And realize your dreams.

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately. So hang in there. Keep hustling. And when it gets tough – remember your why. Why you do it. Why you sacrifice. Why you grind. Why you struggle. Why you hustle. Remember that a calm sea never made a skilled captain. And success doesn’t happen overnight. The process may be long, slow, and painful but you have to trust it. It will be all be worth it.

Whatever you are working for, whatever your hustle is – business, school, sports, careers or anything else. Don’t stop until you find success. Keep pushing. Keep fighting. Keep believing in yourself and in your dreams. But MOST importantly keep a stash of coins somewhere just in case you need them.

You can do it. I believe in you! I’ll meet you in the winner’s circle.