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MDTM Entrepreneur Daily – 9.22.16

The Entrepreneur Daily series are blog posts that I write when I am working on my side business. My goal is to write a post every day when I am in “entrepreneur mode” and actively working on my business, talking about what I’m grateful for and what I’m working on. In a perfect world, that would be every single day, but in my reality, I work on my business in spurts. I’ve accepted this as my reality for now and hope to improve going forward. This is my entrepreneur journal, to document where I am today.

Today is a weird day for me. One real big challenge and one great honor. I’ve got a weird mix of emotions swirling around.

First is the big challenge. It’s a crossroads. One of those life changing moments we look back on and recognize as a time when our path took a turn.

I have to find a new job.

It’s not earth shattering. People are job hunting every day of the week. But this one is my job hunt.

Without going into too much detail, my small company is hurting because new contracts are not coming in. With no new contracts, we don’t have the revenue to support operations. Bottom line…it’s time for me to find a new home for my services.

In terms of the blog, personal finance, and being a real estate entrepreneur/mogul…things have stopped for now. At least I feel like things need to stop for now. Here are some random phrases that come to mind…

• All stop (nautical terms always come to mind).
• The record player needle scratching across the record.
• We’re gonna need a bigger boat (there’s that nautical stuff again, this one from Jaws).

And then for some reason my brain started thinking of quotes from the movie Tommy Boy…

• You know a lot of people go to college for seven years.
• Oh, that’s gonna leave a mark!
• I was just checking the specs on the endline for the…rotary…girder…I’m retarded.
• Fat guy in a little coat (I need a new suit for job interviews).

And then…a great honor came my way this morning. I received an email from J Money over at Rockstar Finance and @BudgetsAreSexy (on Twitter) about one of my blog posts.

Rockstar Finance shares three blog posts every weekday from the personal finance community. The result is that my blog views for the morning have sky rocketed. The post is called Rethinking Frugal – When is it Too Extreme?

I’m honored by the news of my post being shared on Rockstar Finance.

So there is my weird day, a ball of emotions. I have a pit in my stomach about the job market uncertainty along with the thrill of seeing a blog post go viral, or whatever it is the kids are calling those things today.

What I’m Grateful For

Today I’m grateful for comedy…comedy of all sorts, like sitcoms, comedic movies (eg. Tommy Boy), and even sarcastic remarks on Twitter.

You see, I need comedy. Need it now to get me through the stress of a job hunt. To get me through the crazy days of not knowing what is coming next, the days of hope, and the days of despair. Comedy gives me an escape. A quick laugh to let me forget what I’m facing for a few moments.

Thanks to comedy for getting me through.

What I’m Working On

Finding a new job. That’s it.

I am a supply chain professional seeking a management position, and that’s what I will do…seek and find a management position. Bring on the challenge.

Goals For the Day

Refresh my resume. Start calling recruiters/head hunters. Connect with my professional network. Apply for jobs online.

Let the hunt begin. Wait, that sounds weird. Just wish me luck as I hit the job market.

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  • Mrs. Groovy

    Sorry to hear about the job but a better one is in sight. Maybe with a company that’s more stable, with a higher salary. It could be a blessing in disguise.

    • Thanks for the thought and the positive outlook, Mrs. Groovy! I always appreciate a positive approach to things.

      I haven’t been on the job market for 7 years, so I’m brushing off the rust and hitting it hard. Got some new suits and confidence too. Now I just need to get in front of potential employers.

  • McClain

    Sorry about the job Brian, but love the journal/article about your entrepreneurial journey. Including writing your big goal for the day, I like it great idea man!

    • Thanks for the comment and for checking in! I borrowed the journal writing/posting idea from Seth Godin. I was cruising along with a consistent writing schedule…until the job issue hit me. Now my focus is on job hunting, but I’ll get back to this journaling as soon as I can, it’s cathartic.

  • Cash Lab

    Job hunting can be a grueling process. I wish you the best on your search!

    • That’s the word for it…grueling! My emotions are on a roller coaster ride with no end in sight. I’m working on staying positive and confident as much as possible. Thanks for the well wishes.

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About Brian Stephens

Brian is on a journey from massive debt to real estate mogul. Join him as he stumbles and fails on his way towards long term success. Debt isn't pretty and turning it around won't be either. His primary goal here is to tell the story and network with like minded people who want financial independence through real estate investing.

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