So tell me, have you checked out Clutch Magazine’s new “Golden” blog yet? If not, I’m going to need you to pay Clutch a visit ASAP to get caught up on the first few installations. “Golden” is inspirational, it’s thought-provoking and more importantly, it’s real! In the first installment of her two-part series, Clutch Mag’s founder, Deanna Sutton boldly addresses “What They Don’t Tell You About Being An Entrepreneur” by taking a very honest look at the challenges she’s facing on her entrepreneurial journey. Before you make assumptions, this is not a pity party and as a woman who recognizes her blessings, she’s certainly not complaining. She’s just being truthful and somewhat vulnerable with her readers by letting us know that yes, her job may seem glamorous but oftentimes it’s not. It’s what most entrepreneurs refer to as the “beautiful struggle.”
Here’s what she had to say:
I have officially been my own boss for a little over two years now. While most people always praise me and give me props for going after my dreams, most can’t even begin to comprehend how my life changed for the better and worst when I took the leap into entrepreneurship.
I really wish someone had told me the real deal before I jumped into entrepreneurship. Well, I was warned, but they didn’t go into the details. As the daughter of two entrepreneurs I thought I got it, but as a child I never knew how much my parents were sacrificing for me and my siblings or the amount of work they had to be putting in daily. They made if look so seamless and easy – when I now know it’s not.
Now that I am going through this, I know people look at me and Clutch and think this is so fun and seamless based off of the appearance and quality of site and content. But, if someone had to spend one day in my shoes and daily struggles, I know they would make sure they were properly prepared and truly understood the challenge they were getting ready to embark on. This platform has allowed me to drop advice and give people an inside look at my life as a young entrepreneur. I really hope this dialogue helps someone in his or her journey.
Deanna, thanks for sharing a few of your experiences and lessons you’ve learned as an entrepreneur and online publisher. Your hard work and commitment to excellence does not go unnoticed. Clutch Magazine ROCKS & we wish you continued success!
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