Don’t Give Up. Keep Hustlin’. You Got This.

Don’t Give Up.  Keep Hustlin’.  You Got This.

This is a shoutout to all of those small business owners out there! As one myself, I am constantly reminded of the struggle. To be honest, we work so dang hard, and sometimes it is hard to keep going. What I love about it, though, is that the hard work totally pays off. There is nothing better than making wonderful clients happy, and building relationships with the amazing people I have the pleasure of working with. So, if you own a small business and need a little pick-me-up, this one is for you!
“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ―Conrad Hilton
One of the biggest things to remember when it comes to owning a small business is to keep going, even through those tough times. There are going to be those moments where business is slow, money is tight, or you are just to busy for words to explain. However, if you keep investing into your passion, it will all pay off in the end. Always remember that if you believe in yourself and your business, you CAN and WILL be successful!  And the ones who hustle are the ones who do well at it.  So never.stop.hustlin’.
“Never give up or lose faith in something that you know God has placed in your life.” – Unknown 
My favorite rule of thumb is to make time for yourself and your family. There is nothing more important than our loved ones, and it’s key to make time for them. As a photographer and small business owner, my schedule is always super busy. I absolutely love my job, but I don’t want to miss a single moment with my kiddos.  So learning how to prioritize and understanding that things can wait, or hiring help is key in being successful.
I have to make time for them. It’s not going to be those long work days that you will remember. It will be the sweet moments with your family filled with smiles and giggles. My favorite way of doing this is setting myself “work hours” that I try not to stray from. That way I can have guaranteed time with my family and I won’t resent work because it’s filling up all of my time.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ―Harriet Beecher Stowe
Owning a small business is hard and I get it. Trust me.  Not knowing where your next paycheck will come, if it ever will, or dreaming for some sort of guaranteed stability is what all of us can relate on.  However, please please please do not give up! There is always a pay off in one way or another. Whether it be donating your time and talent to a family in need, seeing your clients burst into tears when they see the art you produced, or making new friends with your clients and their kiddos.  There is something raw and beautiful about forming relationships with the ones who support and trust you to fulfill their vision.  And with that, I should say as well… I totally support all local small businesses, as I understand how much time and dedication it takes. If you can relate, I appreciate you and all that you do! If you are interested in learning more about how to manage personal life with being a small business owner, you can find more info on my blog or reach out, I’d love to hear your questions!! <3



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