Category Archives for "Entrepreneur"

Pop your “fluffy comfort bubble”

I’m super sore from back to back gym sessions–

–and I’m committed to getting back into the habit.

You know,

that’s how life goes sometimes.

You can have those 6 pack abs,

all the girls or guys you could fathom,

the peace of mind of never having to worry about money every again,

that dream business you keep thinking about…

It’s all there for you.

But,

it’s behind a door, called:

How bad do you really want it?

Any who,

let’s get into today’s lesson.

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Here’s to being looney.

Being an entrepreneur takes a kind of fortitude they just don’t make at the factory.

We’re looney.

Hell, some would call us “stupid”.

Leaving a nice comfy paycheck and a day job to really understand what a “day” job we have in front of us – because it usually goes on through the night.

There has to be a “crazy” of sorts buried deep down to stick with any amount of this lifestyle.

It sounded a lot prettier when we read 4-hour Workweek and were watching Shark Tank on Hulu.

It seemed like we could have it overnight when we were listening to podcasts about “passive income” and being “great”.

We swim against the grain into unknown territory, foreign to our friends and family – so the people we need most don’t even understand what we’re up to as we slam our fingers into the keys of our laptops and wake up early as hell, only to go to bed late as shit.

It isn’t easy.

If it was – everyone would do it.

No.

Not you.

Not I.

Not “us”.

The easy path just wasn’t made with us folks in mind.

Here’s to you –

Here’s to not having it easy –

And here’s to being looney.

Jeremy Montoya

The not-so-purtty side of entrepreneurship

As entrepreneurs time is everything.

Yes, money pays the bills, but when you have more time to produce more money – you’re set.

Yesterday I was in a bit of a “funk” about halfway through my day…

I had so much to do that I couldn’t wrap my head around the best place to start.

*insert nap here *

When I woke up, I put my feet on the ground, said “thank you”, got some food, then carried on.

^^This is the way it has to be if you want you and your business to be successful.

In all honesty, there isn’t a problem that taking action or making a sale can’t solve.

You have to get your feet moving in the direction you want to head and then stand in the fire to take care of business.

I think this is why I can relate with my coaching students so much – because I’ve learned to embrace the process more everyday and realize that struggle is a part of the journey.

Enjoy it.

Look for it.

Prepare for it.

Most books and gurus make running a biz look very pretty – but you and I both know it ain’t always so.

It’s messy, and hardly purtty.

Stay focused on the things that get results and you can never do no wrong.

Speaking of results, if you want to grow and use your email list in the most effective way, then you gotta have it in a good place.

I’ve been using ConvertKit for just over a month now and wish I made the switch sooner.

It’s made for bloggers in every sense,– making it perfect for those selling (or wanting to sell) digital products and services.

Don’t wait like I did to make such a smart move.

Peep them through my affiliate link below:

http://jeremymontoya.me/convertkit
Jeremy Montoya

Your list will thank you.

There are some tough things about being an entrepreneur that they don’t tell you in the books.

Like:

Fears. Limiting beliefs plaguing your every move. The ups and downs of your bank account when you’re just getting started…

The list goes on.

Huge lesson I’ve been learning lately:

Asking.

For instance, over the last 24 months I’ve steadily built a network of friends I’m proud of, but – for no other reason than fear and procrastination – have never asked many of them for referrals or ways I can help them.

I could list 10 ways I could help them or contacts in their phonebook, but never gathered the fortitude to make it clear.

About a year ago I noticed fear and procrastination causing the same issues with my email list:

(and see lots of online biz peeps doing the same these days)

You start getting some sign ups but struggle to know what to say to them, how to say it, or when you should say it.

So you sit down to write and nothing comes out.

The fear kicks in that no one will like it, and so you move on with your day.

The fact of the matter is that you and your message are unique, and you have a list (and tons of other people who know nothing about you) who NEED your help.

To be blunt:

You have to get out of your own way and make shit happen, my friend.

No one’s gonna do it for you.

Not me.

Not mom.

No no one.

So stop with the excuses and send that email.

Your list will thank you.

Jeremy Montoya