How entrepreneurs answer “How’s business?” and (what they are actually thinking):

“It’s great!” (My big and only client announced after this project, he’s done with our contract. I have no idea where I’m going to get another client like this. I’m terrified.)

“Awesome! (I’ve been waking up in cold sweats every night for the last two weeks. My last few hundred dollars is in the bank and the mortgage is due. I haven’t told my spouse yet. They are gong to tell me to get a job. I don’t want a job. I need a new client now!)

“So exciting!” (I literally want to rip my hair out. I’ve spent thousands in the last month setting up my email funnel, landing page, and webinar. I posted it everywhere! I got 20 attendees and no one bought my program. No.One.)

“Tons of fun!” (I hate doing live videos. I hate them. No one comes. No one comments. No one inboxes me asking to work with me. I loathe them with a passion. Thanks, Zuckerberg.)

“I love the freedom!” (I love the freedom, but I had no idea how hard I’d work for it or how much it would cost to be “free”.)

“My business is perfect.” (Making my own hours, not fighting traffic to and from a place that was sucking the soul out of me, being home with my family every day, helping people in ways that only I can and celebrating that the “Holy Crap” moments pay off is worth every minute.)

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Karen Graves
After being a lifelong Northeastener I relocated to the South and currently reside in central Virginia with my handsome professional body builder hubby, awesome and amazing baby girl (well she’s a pre-teen, but always my baby) and furbaby boy. My oldest daughter lives in Florida and as of this writing is putting up the finishing touches on baking my grandbaby boy in her belly. Beyond loving my family, I love the beach, like seriously, love the beach. I love dancing, good food (bacon is high on my list), good wine, playing cards, board games, playing dominos and smoking hookah. You will catch me riding horses and riding around in my Mini Cooper. I am adventurous enough to run mud races, parasail,and bike ride from the top of a volcano. I love to my laptop (Mac) for the flexibility and livestreaming. I love livestreaming. And I guess the only thing left to say is, I love the life that I am creating.