The decision to start my own business was a hard one. I went through a lot of doubts, a lot of fears. Required a lot of long hours, and hard work.
There were times I wondered what am I doing? What if I fall flat on my face? How long is it going to take to start a profit?
You took a temporary back seat to the business start up. You listened patiently as I explained my goals and my dreams and you saw my eyes dance with ideas that you did not let die. You saw the determination and you listened.
You listened to all my newbie thoughts and didn't judge or criticize. You gave me your experiences in the business world and applied it to my business.
I went through all the newbie stages and you let me learn these things for myself.
"Hey I found a place where I can host my site for free. "
"Guess what if I put up this banner, I will 5 cents per click through. That's no problem at all. "
"$1,000 in 24 hours and they will build my downline. Can't beat that!"
Then when I finally knew the ropes you really helped.
You rejoiced when I got my first subscriber, when I hit 1,000, and then 2,000 subscribers.
You rejoiced when I got my first sale.
You gave me praise when I designed my site.
When you saw that business license, you knew that I was taking care of my goals.
When a computer enters a marriage it sometimes can either make you or break you. It takes up so much of your time, you feel as though you will never come up for air.
You have to learn how to organize your life and your marriage. As I have said before, if your marriage was in trouble before, starting a business will add more stress to it. You have to fix what is broken first and then you can keep up with your goals.
Now I'm not saying that you cannot accomplish your goals by yourself. You can do anything you can set your mind to. But I am grateful for who is beside me and helping me all the way. It really honestly takes long hard work to achieve your goals.
You have to sacrifice some things in order to get where you want to go. But you have to remember to not forget those who have helped you and who have waited patiently by your side.
Whether it is your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, children, parents, friends, etc. It all remains the same. Don't forget who helped you.
I remember how you calmly reminded me not to fall for every scam out there, and not to buy everything that looks too good to be true. You reminded me to not try to keep up with the Internet Jones’.
You see, we have always been a team. I have always helped you and now you are helping me.
When I thought that nothing is working right and my server is down, and the person who unsubscribed called me every name in the book, you also sympathized with me.
Thanks for understanding when dinner was burned. Thanks for understanding in those pre-organized days.
Thanks for rubbing my hands when they were getting numb from too much time spent with the PC.
You had all the patience that I didn't. You kept me from throwing the computer through the window when it would crash yet again.
You didn't know the difference between a cgi script and a pay per click but you listened.
You knew when to gently tell me “Baby, you need a break. Everyone needs a break sometimes"
Even to this day, whenever there is a computer problem at work, the first words out of your mouth are always, “Ask my wife, she's the computer genius" Thanks
I couldn't have done this by myself. Not without you!
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