Let’s be a little honest here… Sometimes winter can feeling so depressing. Yes, when we think of winter we might imagine Christmas and lights and romantic white fluffs of snow falling from the sky and getting caught in our eyelashes… But at the same time, there are just those days when winter is just… Cold. And lonely. And as an entrepreneur, these feelings of loneliness can be even more heightened by the winter season.
Ever since my business reached a year, I’ve felt a huge shift in my relationship with it. Most notably, it’s become more real… in the sense that, this thing has actually succeeded. I’m making a full-time income, I recently took on a mortgage, and the pressure and responsibility is really setting in.
Another way to put this is that I started to become overcome by fear.
This brilliant image was taken by Ros Rheaume of Harbour City Imagery. We were in the middle of a great chat about storytelling online to prospective clients and customers when she picked up her camera and took a few shots. She explained to me that when someone is talking about something they're truly passionate about, it can be caught in an image and sincerely shine through. Sounds about right.
In light of The Clever Quill’s 1 year anniversary of business (it's today!), I’ve decided to strip all façades and get totally naked with you guys (figuratively speaking, of course). If you’re thinking of starting an online business, you’re probably doing plenty of research to find out exactly what you’re getting yourself into. And good for you, because a well-informed entrepreneur is a better equipped entrepreneur!