1. EXPECTATION: A meticulous budget will keep everything under control.
REALITY: Whoa! Everything is oh-so-very pricey.
2. EXPECTATION: Every day will be wildly different, and you just may not survive.
3. EXPECTATION: The extremely business-savvy are the ones who survive.
REALITY: For whatever reason, some people just get lucky.
4. EXPECTATION: You get to pursue something that interests you.
REALITY: You’re able to create opportunities and give back to the community.
5. EXPECTATION: Once you get a steady income, you can finally relax.
REALITY: It’s true! But your passion drives you to spend countless hours working.
7. EXPECTATION: Owning the business lets you really connect with your clients.
REALITY: Sometimes you get caught up in the minutiae of expenses, receipts, and paperwork.
8. EXPECTATION: You get to pick people with whom you’re excited to work.
9. EXPECTATION: No one will ever want to help you with anything, ever.
REALITY: There are mentors and resources to help you succeed.
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