Hi I’m Malikah Planas, owner of online handbag & accessory shop VITAL XII. I started VITAL XII back in 2015 with minimal help and after wearing every hat I could wear in my business I decided to start sharing my journey with others. Diaries of an E-preneur was created to share my journey of becoming an entrepreneur and a way for aspiring entrepreneurs to connect and understand the struggles it will take. Not many like to share their journey until after they have “made it”, well I want to share my journey with you AS I GO, so you can know exactly what it’s like to be an e-preneur and how to handle certain situations.
If you are like me and don’t insist on asking for help then take a look at my journey for some pointers. When I started my online business I did continuous research with google, books, courses, YouTube videos, EVERYTHING. I was hesitant to ask for help because I feared what other people would say and just thought that no one would support me. (quick note: If you are just getting started on your entrepreneur journey just know that YOU are your biggest supporter and that’s how it will be for a while, read more on this topic here). I recently quit my corporate job of 5 years and now i’m living full blown entrepreneur life however, everything isn’t all peachy. Being an entrepreneur is stressful; you never know where your next paycheck is coming from, everything is in your hands, if you have workers you have to be the decision maker blah blah blah S#!T is stressful…..but so rewarding at the same time. I know you may hear a lot of “entrepreneurs” say that, but it really is. When you know that you are constantly working all day and all times of the night to build your brand that is way more rewarding then clocking in to a 9-5 and following someone else’s rules!
Although being an entrepreneur sounds great, there are many obstacles you must take to get there, it’s not as easy as it seems but it’s very rewarding when you mix hard work and determination. Stop dreaming and GET SHIT DONE!