Let me share a story. You have a business. It’s called Acme Automotive Marketing. The whole purpose of this business is to help market automotive parts to customers. You are generating leads for automotive parts companies and making a profit on it. Your business is gaining momentum and making some real progress and starting to become profitable. Your team around you supports you and supports what you are doing.
Your “Real World” Friends don’t get it. And instead they don’t understand what you do. You try to explain to them you sell autoparts but time and time again they don’t get it. Instead they rule you off as having a fake job, or not having a real business. When in fact you really do and you do a damn good job of what you do.
This happens to me a bit. Family doesn’t get, or acknowledge your ‘work’. Neither do friends. It becomes frustrating. It’s a blow to the side. And guess what there’s nothing you can do about it. Trying to explain to people what you do sometimes is more exhausting than just walking away and sticking to your guns and doing what you do best and that’s building websites.
Doing what you love, and doing it with passion has its down days sometimes. And that’s part of what we do and how we live. People in the “real world” don’t get it. But I wouldn’t trade one day of working for The Man for the life I have.