The Fear Of Starting Full Time
The day was October 25, 2017, I just got done with a client meeting with my real estate client. I was driving to my mother’s new place in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, and my phone rang. It was a call from my boss. I picked up with the speakers on through my car. She wanted to let me know that I had done a phenomenal job with her company and all of the hard work has helped her fulfill her company’s needs. I was happy to hear about it and the fact that she was doing slightly better from her surgery. But, I knew something wasn’t right because the company had just lost over $10,000 a month of revenue due to an incompetent employee we had to fire. My boss had to let me go because she didn’t have enough funds to keep me. I was hurt, and I hated the fact that I had gotten let go again. I was fed up, and though I was fed up, I was fearful of making a move that would shift everything in my life.
Five days passed and though I was looking for a job, I said, “F*%^ it, I’m doing my own thing. At least no one can fire me except me.” I was so scared to do full-time entrepreneurship, but I knew it was the only that would make me happy and really allow me to live the free life. My thought process was, “What if my family didn’t love me anymore?” “What if I fail?” “What if my haters were proven right?” Luckily because I got let go, my former employer gave me two clients to work with. All I had to do was have them sign a contract under the name, CruzIN Social Media. I was excited, but then I learned one of them didn’t want to go with me and the fear of going full time went sky high. They had just got broken up with, so going with me made them feel like they couldn’t trust. However, at least I started with one client, and it was my ideal client.
It sucked sometimes knowing I didn’t have consistent cash-flow coming in, but I’m so thankful I went through that experience because when you have a vision bigger than yourself, and you really believe in it, nothing else matters. Fear gave me the motivation to believe in myself. I’m thankful of the fears I had and the experiences I went through because they led me to believe I can do full-time entrepreneurship and I’m doing it successfully.
Dominic Cruz is the CruzIN Social Media Marketer, ex-professional hip-hop dancer, & college graduate at SDSU. He has a strong passion for social media and for what it has to offer to business owners like you. He was raised in the city of Boston, MA and born in New Orleans, LA. Every day there is something new in the world of social media and there are multiple ways of getting paid using social media. It's the platform that brings you exposure and with more exposure is more opportunity to bring in GUARANTEED revenue.