Struggling Entrepreneurs, Do Not Give Up – Marketing Keynote Speaker – Jim Kukral UNSKIPPABLE

Struggling Entrepreneurs, Do Not Give Up

It’s rough out there right now, I know. You’re losing your cool in this tough economic market. You’re trying to make ends meet, while at the same time, you’re trying to push ahead and be successful as an entrepreneur. You’re working your a#* off and it’s getting you by, but not getting you ahead.

I know how you’re feeling.

I know what it’s like to be spending more than you make. I know what it’s like to have your wife give you that look when you tell her you need to spend another $1,000 or more to start a new project. I know how it feels to be so frustrated that you haven’t “made it” yet that you want to give up and go get that “real job” you said you would never take.

I know how you’re feeling.

I know what it’s like to see millionaire friends not worry about money. I know what it’s like to see your associates who have already “hit their home run” not worry about the economy because they’ve got money coming in consistently every month. I know what it’s like to wake up every day and wonder if today is going to be the big day you get an idea to turn it all around.

Welcome to being a struggling entrepreneur. It’s a rough life.

But there’s good news too.

If your struggling there is hope. There is a reason to carry on. You can make it work, if you carry on.

Remember that every single great success story started with one of the following…

1. I failed 1,000 times before I succeeded…
2. We had no money left in our bank account…
3. I was on the verge of giving up…

Sound familiar? Being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs. Yes, there is going to be struggle through the tough times, and yes, it could possibly drain your bank account and damage your marriage, and yes, it could drive you to want to give up.

But that’s when your passion comes through to save you. That’s when you stop pitying yourself and turn towards the sun and give it another go. That’s when you work even harder to get what you wanted.

Don’t give up. Keep taking your shots. Keep innovating. Keep pushing new ideas and supporting old ones. Keep on keeping on.

It will happen. You can succeed. You can hit that home run. You may look back at these days years from now and remember about how tough it was, but then be proud of yourself for persevering.

The entrepreneur inside you knows you can do it. Now, just do it.

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MyStore - October 10, 2008

when the going gets tough, I get tougher…more creativity on my store site -making more money

John Ettorre - October 11, 2008

Jim,
Some people struggle as entrepreneurs simply because they don't have what it takes to do it–either they lack the temperment, sales ability or the discipline to do the hard things or take the long view. Often they don't have the people skills to really build enough of the solid kinds of relationships that it takes to prosper in business on one's own, but are transactional with too many people–which I liken to providing a quick sugar rush rather than lasting nourishment. And to encourage these folks is, I'm afraid, not merely counterproductive, but sometimes doing them a terrible disservice. Through long experience I've come to believe that an awful lot of people really should be working for others. Each of us has to look deep within and be honest about whether they're such a person.

John Ettorre - October 11, 2008

Jim,
Some people struggle as entrepreneurs simply because they don't have what it takes to do it–either they lack the temperment, sales ability or the discipline to do the hard things or take the long view. Often they don't have the people skills to really build enough of the solid kinds of relationships that it takes to prosper in business on one's own, but are transactional with too many people–which I liken to providing a quick sugar rush rather than lasting nourishment. And to encourage these folks is, I'm afraid, not merely counterproductive, but sometimes doing them a terrible disservice. Through long experience I've come to believe that an awful lot of people really should be working for others. Each of us has to look deep within and be honest about whether they're such a person.

David - October 11, 2008

And one thing: if you find a working system that makes you even like 2$ per day then next thing you need to do is become expert in that system. Learn every aspect of this system and then MAXIMIZE it! Start building your own empire. $2 per day multiplied by 200 times will make you $400.00 per day/$12,000.00 per month. It's the only seriously taken way to get rich (building empires). And never let your emotions take over your decisions, your logic is what will always do good for you. That's the way it is.

David - October 11, 2008

And one thing: if you find a working system that makes you even like 2$ per day then next thing you need to do is become expert in that system. Learn every aspect of this system and then MAXIMIZE it! Start building your own empire. $2 per day multiplied by 200 times will make you $400.00 per day/$12,000.00 per month. It's the only seriously taken way to get rich (building empires). And never let your emotions take over your decisions, your logic is what will always do good for you. That's the way it is.

Jim Kukral TheBizWebCoach - October 11, 2008

You're such a downer John. :) Seriously, I don't think I'm saying that everyone needs to go out and be me. I'm simply trying to motivate those that want the message. Those are the only ones who will hear it anyway. The rest will ignore it.

Jim Kukral TheBizWebCoach - October 11, 2008

You're such a downer John. :) Seriously, I don't think I'm saying that everyone needs to go out and be me. I'm simply trying to motivate those that want the message. Those are the only ones who will hear it anyway. The rest will ignore it.

Tom Lindstrom - October 12, 2008

It takes a lot of effort to get a business started online and I have also wondered many times if all the hard work for nothing was worth it.When I look where I am today, it was worth it.Just keep going, do something every day and you are one step closer to your goal.

Tom Lindstrom - October 12, 2008

It takes a lot of effort to get a business started online and I have also wondered many times if all the hard work for nothing was worth it.When I look where I am today, it was worth it.Just keep going, do something every day and you are one step closer to your goal.

Aleksandar - October 12, 2008

This is a great motivational post. Thanks for it.

Aleksandar - October 12, 2008

This is a great motivational post. Thanks for it.

rukawaw - October 14, 2008

This is great post Jim.

I am from Malaysia and just started to find way to improve my traffic, however first thing first in my mind now is to write more good articles and enjoy blogging. :)

rukawaw - October 14, 2008

This is great post Jim.

I am from Malaysia and just started to find way to improve my traffic, however first thing first in my mind now is to write more good articles and enjoy blogging. :)

kirill - October 14, 2008

It is a really good write up/ I will save it for my personal encouragement

kirill - October 14, 2008

It is a really good write up/ I will save it for my personal encouragement

M. Bruce Abbott - October 21, 2008

Great point. Someone told me..”maybe you need to readjust your attitude these days”. Maybe that's right. Instead of getting frustrated, just be thankful for what I do have and go forward with gusto!

M. Bruce Abbott - October 21, 2008

Great point. Someone told me..”maybe you need to readjust your attitude these days”. Maybe that's right. Instead of getting frustrated, just be thankful for what I do have and go forward with gusto!

Almir Bojkovic - October 27, 2008

Great post also considering the fact that all entrepreneurs struggle from time to time and that you need to keep your heads up if you do come across this problem.

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Almir Bojkovic - October 27, 2008

Great post also considering the fact that all entrepreneurs struggle from time to time and that you need to keep your heads up if you do come across this problem.

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lisamariemary - November 12, 2008

Jim, I scanned this post quickly, as I'm really supposed to be writing articles and finishing up some laundry – but, I did hit this last line:

The entrepreneur inside you knows you can do it. Now, just do it.

…and it brought me to tears. I have to also admit that I haven't been coming by every day like I used to, and now I wish I was still visiting regularly – instead of in this hit or miss fashion. But you know, perhaps I was really ready to read it TODAY. You know?

Anyway – thank you – thank you so much for writing this encouraging post. I'm gonna tweet it and your new biz and then get back to the stuff I'm supposed to be doing! And I promise to come back and read the whole article!!

lisamariemary - November 12, 2008

Jim, I scanned this post quickly, as I'm really supposed to be writing articles and finishing up some laundry – but, I did hit this last line:

The entrepreneur inside you knows you can do it. Now, just do it.

…and it brought me to tears. I have to also admit that I haven't been coming by every day like I used to, and now I wish I was still visiting regularly – instead of in this hit or miss fashion. But you know, perhaps I was really ready to read it TODAY. You know?

Anyway – thank you – thank you so much for writing this encouraging post. I'm gonna tweet it and your new biz and then get back to the stuff I'm supposed to be doing! And I promise to come back and read the whole article!!

David Brim - November 17, 2008

Very inspiring post Jim. You articulated many of the issues that as a young entrepreneur I face everyday. Putting in 60+ hour work weeks…working during the day to pay the bills and growing your start-up all hours of the night & on weekends can be very draining. However I stay extremely motivated by seeing our progress (which has been significant recently) and having the belief that someone will see our vision, and fund us so we can get to the next level and ultimately reach our full potential.

Seeing people like you who have accomplished so much, but can still relate to the uphill journey a blooming entrepreneur faces is very inspiring.

Good post!

David Brim - November 17, 2008

Very inspiring post Jim. You articulated many of the issues that as a young entrepreneur I face everyday. Putting in 60+ hour work weeks…working during the day to pay the bills and growing your start-up all hours of the night & on weekends can be very draining. However I stay extremely motivated by seeing our progress (which has been significant recently) and having the belief that someone will see our vision, and fund us so we can get to the next level and ultimately reach our full potential.

Seeing people like you who have accomplished so much, but can still relate to the uphill journey a blooming entrepreneur faces is very inspiring.

Good post!

Jim Kukral TheBizWebCoach - November 17, 2008

Glad you found it inspiring David. That's what I was trying to do!

Jim Kukral TheBizWebCoach - November 17, 2008

Glad you found it inspiring David. That's what I was trying to do!

Jim Kukral TheBizWebCoach - November 17, 2008

Hi Lisa, I'm so glad I was able to inspire you to tears :) hehe, seriously. Thank you for commenting.

Jim Kukral TheBizWebCoach - November 17, 2008

Hi Lisa, I'm so glad I was able to inspire you to tears :) hehe, seriously. Thank you for commenting.

Seo Yar??mas? - June 26, 2009

I respect your professional approach and depth of knowledge expressed in your post. Let's all put away the crying towels and get busy!

The Baldchemist - July 15, 2009

Nice one Jim. I'm writing to you from Sweden and what you describe is exactly the same mind set here.
You know even those with a job can't sleep peacedfully. Far better to be in charge of your own efforts.
Keep positive and get as much joy as you can everyday. Take care.

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Neoglitch - May 29, 2011

Your post is very true and inspirational, but I don't agree with:
"But that’s when your passion comes through to save you."

This may sound harsh, but passion doesn't last forever. It will eventually vanish, come back, then vanish again, etc. You cannot rely on passion to keep going, because if you happen to not feel passionate at a given moment, then you will not do the tasks that will take you closer to your goal.

When passion is not in there, you have to rely on self-discipline in order to keep going. Otherwise… you could die waiting for passion to come back.

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