Entrepreneurship opens us up to a world of adventure, freedom, and flexibility. You get to exist outside the 9 to 5 grind where you have a boss telling you what to do and when to work. The best of it all is that you get to command your paycheck as you can earn as much as you put your effort into earning.
But I’m sure you’ve heard it by now that entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. Setting up your own business is fraught with challenges, as things might not go as planned.
We heard from Chris.D.Bentley on the ups and down of entrepreneurship plus how to overcome them.
But first, let’s introduce Chris. D.Bentley.
About Chris.D. Bentley
Chris D. Bentley is an award-winning Dallas real estate broker. He is a Dallas real estate expert who owns and operates Bentley Fine Properties. Chris also runs the Plano Socialites facebook group that takes part in cool events in Dallas, North Dallas, Plano, and Frisco.
Chris has always had a passion for real estate. He started by marketing financial services and then proceeded to mortgage. After that, Chris started experimenting with real estate by doing listings to see what people liked and were willing to try. He utilized social media as well to grow his brand.
Fast forward to date, and Chris is recognized as one of the best realtors in Dallas. He has won several accomplishments; for instance, Chris was voted 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 D Magazine’s Best Realtor. Chris was also listed #13 on Top 20 Dallas Realtors on Social Media in 2018 and 2019.
The ups & down of entrepreneurship
Chris has been in real estate for over 18 years. Thanks to his person-centered approach to real estate, he now enjoys a wide client base of referral clients. However, success didn’t come on a silver platter. Like most people who’ve had to hustle their way through life, Chris had to take odd jobs to make ends meet.
Chris recalls that when starting, there was a time he would be stuck in a contract. He had no income and would look for any job to survive. Chris also recalls how he had bacon and eggs for morning, breakfast, lunch and dinner. He would use all his money to grow his brand.
Aside from financial instability when starting, Chris also struggled with burnout. He would work so hard and would go for days without sleeping for at least five hours. This affected his health, and he had to learn to find a balance between work and rest. One of the ways that he got some free time was by hiring a team that shared his vision and was willing to do what it takes to deliver above and beyond the client’s needs.
Entrepreneurship is not without its challenges. You can think of it as hiking a mountain. You’ll get exhausted, and you might doubt yourself, but if you keep pushing through it, you’ll reap the rewards. Bentley’s ups and downs in entrepreneurship prove that although the journey can be unbelievably tough, it’s possible.
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