You can’t always mix business with pleasure. Sometimes it’s just a pleasure to do business and simply just that.
In the beginning of my career, I was a people pleasure. So concerned about the feelings of others; that I didn’t pursue some of my own dreams. Watering down my talents so that my “friends”, didn’t mistake my endeavors as competition- was detrimental long term.
Problem with that? Selling myself short! If it doesn’t make dollars, it literally made no CENTS. Lol
Others would request advice, take my knowledge, utilize it, reap the benefits, and profit without so much as a thank you.
Entrepreneurship requires strategic thinking, the ability to adapt to change, as well as courage to execute by taking risks. This is where my passion for consulting began. Those serious enough about what they want will be willing to invest in themselves. Time, experience, expertise, and energy, aren’t free.