This month (August), 3 years ago, I made the biggest decision and took the biggest risk I’ve ever taken in my life; signing the lease to my first office.
I was only 22 years old and boogie, at the time, wasn’t making any more than $500 – $1250 per month. I didn’t have a savings account, I didn’t have an investor, I didn’t even have a team; just my girlfriend (now my wife) helping me out here and there.
When I considered backing down from signing the lease, a very good friend of mine offered to loan me some money to help with the down payment on the space.
After praying about whether or not this was the right move, I got the sign I needed to take the risk and sign my three year lease.
As soon as all the deposits cleared, I had about $250 left in my bank account. Not $250, plus a savings account; not $250 with a wealthy parent to fall back on; just $250 plus a brand new $1,000 monthly bill.
As I reflect on the past 3 years of hustling, I realize that my biggest risk was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. As of right now, boogie has grown to a team 10 passionate individuals, with two office locations, and we’ve NEVER been late on a payment.
So maybe you have a GREAT idea for a business you’d like to start or you’ve already started but are afraid to go all in.
Like Nike- #JustDoIt… you can figure the rest out later.
As long as you have faith and are ready to HUSTLE like you’ve never hustled in your life, things will work themselves out.
Now get out there, take risks, hustle, and do something great!
Update: There were so many follow up questions to the post above that I decided to respond with a video —
The biggest risk I've ever taken [Video Followup]
Yesterday, I shared the biggest risk I've ever taken and I got a lot of follow up questions.I decided to make a video answer #Hustlepreneur
Posted by Jacques H. Bastien on Wednesday, August 12, 2015