Today, I Failed as a Creative Entrepreneur.

  1. I love this! The stress is all too real, and sometimes that one thing can make you snap. But you just have to breathe, count to 10, and keep going. If you can count to 10, you can do anything. Once those 10 seconds are done, start another 10. Sooner or later, you’ll be at the finish line without even realizing it!

  2. Erin says:

    So incredibly spot on! Some days I wanna call it quits, some days I love what I do. I try to remind myself that I have a lot more happier days now than I ever did working the 9-5. So let’s continue to hustle, we’ve got this!

  3. Manya Keseloff says:

    Thank you for sharing! I totally get it. I’m a wedding photographer and I get it. I was reading your post and just thought "I’ve felt that way. I feel that way now." Yesterday I was completely overwhelmed. I kept thinking about everything I have to do and I have doubt that I’m not getting bookings and I advertise in a few different places… but… I know I love what I do and I don’t want to be in an office, I don’t want to be in a 8-5, Monday-Friday deal again. If we are passionate about being creative then we can do it! I think the hustle is worth it. BTW the photo you posted is beautiful! 🙂

    • Morgan Ellis says:

      I had the same issue with bookings a few months ago, and then all of a sudden I started getting an overwhelming amount, which in turn made me disorganized and miss this client meeting. There’s a struggle no matter what, but at the end of the day its TOTALLY worth it! And thank you so much! We’re all in this together 😉

  4. Hannah Costello says:

    Yessss, this is totally how I feel today. Thanks a ton for sharing and this thoughtful post!

  5. Stacy Warner says:

    Love this! I’m a florist with a new shop and I feel this way all the time. But I love what I do and refuse to give up. Thank you, I really needed to read this

    • Morgan Ellis says:

      Aw you’re so welcome! I knew I couldn’t be the only one feeling this way! Glad I could help 🙂

  6. Jessy says:

    Wow this really hit home with me. I mentor over at a local college and I find myself wanting to tell the students to run in the other direction unless you have serious balls. Being a creative entrepreneur is one rollercoaster of a ride. And I have never been so down as I have felt now. It was really great reading this. Thanks! Gives me some hope and perspective 🙂 that popcorn does taste good.

    • Morgan Ellis says:

      Oh my goodness, no kidding! Balls are definitely a necessity being in this business 🙂 We’re all in this together!

  7. Rachel Nicole Bolen says:

    Thanks for sharing!!! It never ends. I’ve been in business full-time for 6 years. I started to get really nervous as all of a sudden I saw a huge drop in inquiries. Nearly a month went by. Finally I realized something had happened and all of my inquiries had been going to spam. My heart sank. Almost a month of lost income and new bookings!! Problem solved but still…how could I have missed that?? It’s always something. It will always be something. We have the blessing of not having anyone tell us when, how and what to do and the curse of it 🙂 all my love fellow creative!!

  8. Miranda Murphy says:

    Oh my gosh, I needed this! I have a small side cake business that I really shouldn’t consider "small" anymore. It consumes 90% of my evenings and weekends. Pretzels and cheese sticks are a common dinner for me as I’m up until 1am making sure every small detail (that no one else will even notice) is perfect. I’m glad I’m not alone with hating what I do one minute, then absolutely loving it when I see a clients reaction to my work. Thank you!!!

  9. Jaclyn Auletta says:

    Wow. Absolutely needed this today!

  10. Annmarie Nani Walcott says:

    Love this I absolutely needed this. Sometimes I wonder if I’m thinking crazy, but I am glad to see this is normal. Thank you <3

  11. KTB says:

    Perfect in every way! Thank you for being honest and sharing! Needed it!

  12. Shannon says:

    Your encouragement was perfectly timed…I can’t tell you what a blessing it is knowing that I’m not the only creative who struggles with these things. Your honesty was a blessing to my heart today. Thank you!

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