So it’s officially been 2 months since I accepted a job offer and when I had made the announcement, you guys/gals said that you would love to read about the journey of balancing my 9 to 5 and my business.
So if you don’t know, I have 2 businesses. There is Droid Island, which focuses on smartphone education and selling mobile devices as well. Then there is the Keron Rose brand. It’s the brand I have been really experimenting with to see exactly what I want to do and I have been kinda crafting it in my mind over the past few months. I am still a bit shaky on the exact wording or what I would classify myself as (I really don’t want to classify or limit myself but…) I would say that I am a digital entrepreneur and tech educator. I also manage social media accounts as my side gig.
I have a passion for teaching those who are in business or building their brands, about the various digital tools they can be used to build their brand or business. That comes in the form of my monthly workshops, my ebooks, my blogs and soooooon enough, my online school
So how has it been balancing a full-time job and doing all of the things that I am involved in? It’s been fun actually, I am little more tired at the end of the day because I have committed to waking up at 4 am every day to ensure my work gets put out before I grind for anybody else.
The day job is the investor into my businesses and if there is one thing I am enjoying, is that extra revenue stream to invest in my learning and my business. Money definitely doesn’t solve all your problems, there are plenty of people making good money who still can’t figure things out.
So for me, I have been upgrading my equipment, started taking courses that I have wanted to do, to upgrade my skill set and I am still putting in that effort to create content for you guys on entrepreneurship and technology.
One area I know I definitely need to get better at is my time management and efficiency. I’ve seen that I have been packing on some extra lbs (smh), and I am officially the biggest I have ever been in my life. I have been an athlete for so long and it kills me that I feel sluggish or not as energetic as I once was. The encouraging thing is that I still get up at 4 am and hit the bed around 10 pm ANDDDDDDD I still get a lot done.
So if I can manage to start working out, eat healthier, slim down and increase my energy levels…well damn…I can’t wait to see just how efficient I can start operating.
What energizes me every day though is the mission. It’s a Sunday and I’ve been up since 4 am, doing my readings, put a load of laundry in and now I am writing up this blog.
Now, when I started my day job, the reason I asked you all if you wanted me to start blogging about the journey of working a day to job and having your business is that I know this has been a major challenge for many of you. Balancing both and then still having to manage family time and still somehow trying to fit in that time for yourself.
I am not gonna sit here and tell you its easy. It’s definitely not! The question we really need to be 100% honest about is this…”How bad do you fuc*ing want it?”
That is the question I ask myself, every single day when I damn sure do not feel to get out of my bed or sit down to put content out. I know that my day job isn’t my future but it’s my investor and that investor wants it’s ROI in the form of growth in my business and brand.
Before 2020 comes to a close, my goal is to be back on my full-time entrepreneurship grind. Now, anything is possible and that time could be cut in half if, who knows. When you are creating your own opportunities and planting those seeds, you just never know when things will bear fruit.
Since starting my 9-5 in July, I have written 2 eBooks, held 2 (going on 3 workshops…Click here for more info) and I have just gotten on approval on a deal that, to be honest, it still hasn’t hit me as yet, given the back story of it. It’s something that came out of left field but when I make the official announcement, I will do an entire blog on how it came about. What I will say so far for now is…WORKSHOPS GONNA BE LIT and this definitely something that is going to leave a real impression on T&T.
Listen…I want the Keron Rose brand to grow, I want to challenge and empower the Caribbean region, there is no problem I face that I am not capable of figuring out how to move past it. I promise you, the minute we all start to change our mindset and our attitude, we will never let anything stand in our way.
“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”Jack Sparrow
I mean Jack Sparrow is a fictional character but he definitely has one of the most prolific points ever.
If you are currently in a day job and have a side business or looking to have a side business or even quit that day job, I am right there with you. Feel free to shoot me a message if you a struggling. One thing I am hoping to start doing is hosting entrepreneur meetups, our community is lacking a bit. It’s something I am working on and just deciding on what the best way to execute this will be…but it’s gonna happen.
So folks…This is my 2-month check-in. I am alive and well, I am going strong, the balancing act continues but whenever in doubt…ask yourself, “How bad you fuc*ing want it?” and get your ass to work. Let us sacrifice what we need to know, so we can live out our version of happiness and freedom in the near future.
Don’t forget, if you are interested in learning how to build your own WordPress website, my next workshop is coming up on Sept 21. This a key skill you are definitely going to want to learn and you can check out the full details here (Building Your Own Website Workshop).
If you are struggling or simply want to learn how to create better and more impactful content that gets seen, you can check out my new eBook as I break down various ways to create better content (Create eBook).