We hear many more success stories than failure stories.

It makes sense. The success stories give us hope. They give us something to strive for.

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However, I think they also give us a mistaken view of reality.

The truth is, with every entrepreneurial success, there are usually many failures and difficulties along the way. This is the truth when it comes to my Entrepreneurial Journey and I'm pretty confident that it is the same with yours.

If this is the case, I think that we need to be more open about our failures. I hate that there are so many marketers that sell a bunch of hype. “Buy my product and I will show you how to make $28,352 in 31 days OR LESS”. That's a bunch of crap. And you know what – that's not reality.

The reality is:

  • LeslieSamuelIf you want to be successful, you must be prepared for failure
  • It takes A LOT of work to build a business. A LOT of HARD WORK!
  • It usually takes a significant amount of time to make it to the top. It's NOT an overnight thing.
  • Sometimes entrepreneurship SUCKS!
  • BUT, if you keep at it, you can accomplish HUGE things

So, in this episode, I share the following about my journey:

  • How it started
  • The ridiculous failures I had in the beginning
  • The setbacks I encounter even today
  • How I got into blogging
  • The role of family in everything
  • When I realized that it was all worth it!

So go ahead and listen to this episode. It's not the typical episode, but more of a personal one. I hope you enjoy. Leave me your feedback in the comments below.


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About The Podcast

Learning With Leslie

Learning With Leslie is a podcast dedicated to helping you build a business around a blog. No, not one of those blogs that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing, but one that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it.

I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.

If you’re a blogger, thinking about becoming a blogger (pun intended) or are not even sure if blogging is right for you, go ahead and tune in to see what this blogging thing is all about.

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About the Author Leslie Samuel

Leslie Samuel is the creator of Become A Blogger, the Learning With Leslie podcast, and the creator of Interactive Biology. Follow him on twitter @LeslieSamuel.

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