The highs are high.
Business does not have to feel like this for everyone. But it feels like this for me.
Because of the specific business I chose to begin, I:
take huge financial risks
have a high-stakes business that could result in people getting hurt
am in conflict all the time overexplaining why we do what we do (aka I’m a female business owner)
have high expectations for myself and my team
never take the easy way
always take the hard way
have tremendous responsibility on my plate
am a human business owner with huge goals
love in the biggest way possible
am in two volatile industries (startup AND events)
have a large social media following where people routinely shame me with confidence
do not have a business partner or life partner
spend my days convincing people that their dreams are possible- and trust me people have a really stressful relationship to their dreams (most of the time)
work A LOT
am our serious complaints department
get yelled at in person at my events
have the hardest working team that deserves the best boss possible
AM THE LUCKIEST HUMAN BEING- BECAUSE ALL OF THIS MEANS I AM DOING WHAT MY HEARTS DESIRES DESPITE THE STRUGGLES.