When people think of entrepreneurship, generally an image of a cool product or driven business person comes to mind. What people don’t realize is that entrepreneurship, before anything else, is a journey.
It is a journey in which you not only create something from nothing but accidentally reinvent yourself in the process. When we first decided that we wanted to create something, we had close to a million ideas. Many nights were spent deciding which product had a chance of surviving in the market. When we settled on Trivae, it felt like we had really made some progress.
Two years later, we realize how minute that first initial feeling of progress was. After many sleepless nights, countless phone calls, and many encouraging words from our loved ones, we have finally arrived at a place where Trivae is almost a reality. And yet, it still seems so far from reach.
We have had to become more patient in this process, both with ourselves and with others. We have had to learn new skills and, when we couldn’t learn on our own, we had to reach out to those who could teach us. The world is brimming with possibilities the moment you realize that simply asking can help you to overcome most obstacles.
In all honesty, becoming entrepreneurs has been one of the most terrifying and rewarding experiences of our lives. We wouldn’t trade it for all the sleep in the world (even though we could really use some).