The funny thing is, I didn’t even really consider myself an entrepreneur until recently.
I pretty much grew up thinking that only the elite could call themselves entrepreneurs. People who went to business school, had financial backers and could invest in themselves heavily.
That wasn’t me. I started my business on less than $100, with zero business skills and no idea of how a business actually operates. It wasn’t until after friends and clients started calling me an entrepreneur and business owner, that it actually stuck.
You see, I never wanted to work for somebody else. My whole childhood I imagined that one day I would own a business. My dream was to be a traveling artist of sorts. A freelance photographer for National Geographic. A painter and sketch artist who sold their works at festivals across the country. Or maybe a small firm of creatives who brought fresh ideas to the marketing industry.
It’s funny, because I guess I really am following the same paths that I imagined as a child, but never thought I would have access to.
I work for myself and I get to travel often to work with clients or attend conferences. Last year, I wrote about how I thought I would never have the opportunity to fly on an airplane, and now I have done so at least 30 times.
I say that because I am truly proud of how far I have come since building this business.
I grew up with very little and I thought that was going to be my life, but clearly it isn’t. My perspective of myself and what I can accomplish is limitless.
Now, this girl who didn’t event know what a “brand” was, is building digital brands for other women with big dreams and BIG ideas.
And I honestly believe that owning your title and calling yourself an entrepreneur or a business owner or a publisher, or whichever title you think fits what you do, is half the journey to owning your skills and believing that you deserve to be where you are.
You have the right to claim your title. You belong where you are.
If you’re still attempting to acknowledge this fact or wondering how your life story fits into your purpose, just check out these three resources:
- LATINAS THINK BIG™ LA: Official Live Stream Event (Pam Campos – 51:50)
- When is it time to stop calling yourself a freelancer and become an entrepreneur?
- The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
I would like to know. Was there a book or film or situation that inspired you to move forward with your life goals? How have you come to realize that you belong where you are?