I started a vlog and here's why
I'll admit, 2017 was a good year for me. I learned a lot and made great improvements to how I was running my business, SQUAR. However, I still had some low points during the third and fourth quarter of last year. Projects lingered, lack of motivation, and the problems of taking on too much work at once, all while trying to run and grow my business. I'll just say, I had a lot of lessons learned during 2017.
With that said, once 2018 came around, I really did some thinking and reflected on the past year (I know this sounds cliché as hell). However, I really did see a problem with how things were progressing, and in the wrong direction. I know this will come to no surprise, but growing any business is hard and poses many challenges for any entrepreneur.
The problem was that I really wasn't working on or doing anything passionate for the past 5 months. This was a huge red light for me that I should have caught 4 months ago. But I ignored every Indicator that was smacking me in the face every day. Trust me, I understand that running a business is hard, it's been the hardest thing I've ever done, and still is. But I left the comforts of my full-time job back in 2016 for the same damn reason.
I needed to make a change. I needed to find something, do something, or create something that put me back on the tracks of the passion train (choo choo). I've always enjoyed helping others when I can, and I think I did from time to time. But finding time can suck. Especially when it comes down to the fact of having to pay the bills over helping out someone who is considering starting their own business. Like, dude, I want to help, but I just can't right now.
So, I started a vlog called, Building SQUAR. Building SQUAR is a weekly vlog series that will be documenting my journey as I grow my agency, SQUAR, to $150,000 this year.
As of right now, I don't know if this is a smart or stupid decision that I'm setting a financial goal for the vlog. Obviously, me being me, I can see pros and cons on either side. Honestly, I'm not scared of not achieving my goal and having anyone think differently about me (haters will hate). I just don't wanna come off as being arrogant or just plain thinking I'm better than others.
Also, I know this will take time away from my day-to-day, and sounds counterintuitive to everything that I stated above. However, it comes down to the fact that, if I'm not doing and enjoying what I love, why the hell am I doing it. Of course, having no financial concerns and building a successful business would be awesome. But that's not why I wanted to run my own business (I really need to stop being cliché). Regardless, I started something, and I'm excited about it.
I have big plans and a lot of energy right now, so let's make the best out of it. And if I can help someone out who's struggling with the same problems I had, then I have a big cheesy smile and two thumbs up right now.
If you're interested in checking out my vlog, take a look at the video below. Obviously, it would be awesome if you were to subscribe to it and like it. Or you could be one of those people and smash the dislike (whatever works for you).