The Real Life Struggles Of An Entrepreneur

I’m not going to lie, creating your own clothing line is tough. There is a lot of struggle with figuring it out filled with lots of ups and downs. I am such a lover of graphic shirts and tees that I know what I want, the style of sweater I want and most importantly the quality of sweater. That said the sweaters I want to put my name on drive me crazy! They are way pricer than the average sweater, they involve shipping, duty, exchange rates, additional charges. It’s frustrating.

Love how Debbie Savage styled this Love Is The New Black Top!

Love how Debbie Savage styled this Love Is The New Black Top!

I love that I am creating something that makes my heart feel so proud of, but when you are just figuring it out its hard to not let those surprise costs and problems not totally deflate your energy and excitement. I know entrepreneurship is hard but man this is hard! I need my own personal cheerleading squad behind me. I need someone to say hey your doing great! Try doing this! I need a path to follow that will lead me to success.

Now writing that makes me feel better. I know there is no magic path going to lead me to greatness. That is up to me to find. I knew there would be ups and downs but seriously I had no idea there would be so many all together like this. I am so lucky and blessed that I have great friends who are my cheerleaders pushing me along the way.

all i need is lipstick and latte's

Love the Lipstick & Latte’s Pic from @paige_arianna

What I do and I hope to inspire those going after their goals is this… No matter what industry you are in entrepreneurship is hard. It will push you to your limits. It will make you question everything. BUT WHAT IS YOUR WHY?

Why are you doing this? What do you want to achieve? How do you want to make people feel? How do you want to feel?

Love our Lipstick & Latte's Sweater on Boots & Bassets!

Love our Lipstick & Latte’s Sweater on Boots & Bassets!

I am creating the A Beautiful Inspiration Clothing line because I want to INSPIRE. I want to EMPOWER. I want to bring HAPPINESS.

I want to achieve a successful loved clothing line that people love and feel good about wearing. I want you to wear it and look in the mirror and think
I AM THANKFUL. I AM BEAUTIFUL. I DESERVE. HAPPINESS IS MINE. YES I CAN.

Ever so thankful! Rocking the Thankful Sweater is Kim of @FashionableRestStop!

Ever so thankful! Rocking the Thankful Sweater is Kim of @FashionableRestStop!

I want to make people feel like they are loved. I want to make you feel like anything is possible. If I can start a clothing line by myself, in my home, meet and connect with the companies to help me spread my message then you can do anything you put your mind to too!

I WANT TO FEEL PROUD. I WANT TO FEEL EMPOWERED. I WANT TO FEEL HAPPY. I WANT TO TRAVEL WITH MY FAMILY. I WANT TO HAVE THE TIME TO SPEND WITH MY FAMILY. I WANT TO LIVE LIFE. I WANT TO FEEL LIKE I MADE A DIFFERENCE.

the gorgeous thankful sweater on Debbie Savage of To Thine Own Style Be True

The Thankful Sweater on the gorgeous Debbie Savage of To Thine Own Style Be True

Writing this for me is therapeutic because it allows me to voice my deflated heart and change the perspective. It allows me to share my struggles. We all see the huge success stories but we never see the struggle behind the success. The story is what matters and I hope by sharing mine it will inspire you to share yours and build your story no matter what struggle you go through to get there. Nothing happens without struggle. Nothing happens without stress. We can do anything we dream of if we work for it. WORK FOR IT! DO IT! YES YOU CAN! I AM HERE TO SAY “YOU DESERVE IT!”

The NEW A Beautiful Inspiration Collection is launching this weekend at our Pop Up At Sweet Jolie, which is why my head is in a spiral. Check it out online here (available on sunday!) and thank you so much for all the love cheerleading and support I have received. It melts my heart, keeps me going and makes me tear up just writing this. I love you guys.

Also please make to share this post because you never know if someone you know needs a little pick me up!

xo Jen

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10 Comments on The Real Life Struggles Of An Entrepreneur

  1. Nicole
    January 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm (1 month ago)

    Jen I am so happy for you!! What an amazing opportunity you have created and I love your designs! Please make me one that says something about blogging & coffee, lol!!

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      inspiration
      January 17, 2018 at 8:41 pm (1 month ago)

      Haha I totally should! Isn’t that what all bloggers live on? lol

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  2. Joanna Schipper
    January 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm (1 month ago)

    Your sweatshirts are awesome! Keep going! Best of luck at the pop up this weekend!!

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      inspiration
      January 17, 2018 at 8:40 pm (1 month ago)

      Thanks so much Joanna! I really appreciate your comment and your “cheerleading”!! It really is such a up and down hill climb but it has such amazing rewards! And I fixed you? to a ! so now worries!! xo Jen

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  3. Helena Marz
    January 18, 2018 at 10:45 pm (1 month ago)

    I love these graphics sweatshirt and I would love to get one for myself to brighten up my day when I am at home blogging away❤️

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  4. Pentené
    January 20, 2018 at 9:32 am (1 month ago)

    Your inspo tees are awesome! Knowing that your heart is in the right place I can see you doing extremely well with your business. Just stay the course, Stay inspired and YES surround yourself with people that will push you. If there’s a local women business center in your area you should join one. We have one in LA and there resources are free and you get to meet like minded individuals.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

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  5. Melissa | Bubby and Bean
    January 21, 2018 at 5:57 am (1 month ago)

    I designed for a clothing label I owned for 14 years so I can relate to your struggles. I LOVE that you are making your dreams a reality though and genuinely feel all your hard work will pay off!

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  6. April
    January 22, 2018 at 12:07 am (1 month ago)

    How exciting to be living your dream! These tshirt/sweatshirt designs are so creative! I’m sure your business will be a success!

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  7. Debbie Savage
    January 22, 2018 at 5:30 am (1 month ago)

    I love your designs so much! It is so exiting to see how you started this from the beginning to how you have executed it now. I am so happy to be a part of your journey! I applaud you for following your dream and being an example to all of us!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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  8. Jenny
    January 22, 2018 at 6:53 am (1 month ago)

    I absolutely love all your “whys”. That’s how you know you are meant to do this. Great job girly!!

    Xo
    Jenny

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