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From Wantrepreneur to Action Taker: Lessons Learned from Failing to Build My Business

"Navigating the Bumpy Road to Entrepreneurial Success with a Dash of Humor

When I was 17, I had stars in my eyes and dreams of building something of my own. I was tired of the idea of working for someone else – I wanted control over my destiny. So, I took the plunge and started a marketing agency. I did everything right: registered the business, got the necessary licenses, built a website – you name it, I did it. However, I procrastinated when it came to the nitty-gritty of selling and creating content. I was stuck in a cycle of fear and self-doubt, and before I knew it, I was out of money.

Desperate for stability, I took a job that a friend of my dad's offered me. But it didn't take long for me to realize that I was miserable working for someone else. I felt like a slave, doing the bidding of someone I had no respect for. So, after just a week, I quit.

I tried my hand at selling again, and this time, something clicked. Closing that first deal was like a shot of adrenaline – I was hooked. But despite my newfound enthusiasm, my business was still making zero dollars. I knew I needed to do marketing, to create content, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I was stuck in the cycle of being a "wantrepreneur" – all talk and no action.

So, I found myself back in a job, this time working for someone I was close to. And while I enjoyed the work, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was letting my dreams slip away. It wasn't until I stumbled upon a book called "The Million Dollar Weekend" by Noah Kagan that things started to change.

In the first chapter, Noah outlined exactly what I had been doing wrong. It was like he was speaking directly to me. The book presented challenges that pushed me out of my comfort zone, like asking strangers for a dollar. It was tough, but it forced me to take action.

And that's when things started to shift. Armed with the lessons from Noah's book, I launched my own newsletter, started a blog, and even dipped my toes into social media content creation.

So, what did I learn from this rollercoaster of failures and false starts?

Lesson #1: Take action. Your dreams won't come true unless you do something about them. Start now, not tomorrow, not next week – today.

Lesson #2: No one is perfect. Perfection comes from trying, failing, and trying again. Embrace the process, learn from your mistakes, and keep moving forward.

And there you have it – the lessons I learned the hard way. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some content to create. But first, let me leave you with a joke...

Why was the math book sad?

It had too many problems! 😄

Until next time,


P.S. Stay tuned for more twists and turns in the journey of entrepreneurship!