I keep failing

I’ll be short because I really need to sleep.

It’s 2.17am and my wife and son fell asleep a few minutes ago. We’ve had a strong cold for the last week, and it’s been difficult to look after both, especially Lorenzo, as we really didn’t know what to do given it was his first time with fever and a blocked nose.

But that’s not the point. What’s bugging me this week is that I didn’t and I couldn’t find the time to get work done, especially now that Black Friday is coming and I really wanted to publish a new online course.

Yep, I keep failing. Every day.

I’ve been quite nervous, worked very late at night (like tonight) to catch up with work, didn’t find time for family either and after the last 2 weeks I’ve got nothing to show for it.

Though it feels good to write a few lines in regard to my business development path, no matter what time it is.

Besides, it’s important to highlight the fact entrepreneurs like me never share their “failure” moments. It’s always about ARR, a retweet from someone famous, a huge acquisition, an early retirement – never about these low times.

If I share my frustration, you and I can remember Rodolfo Melogli is human after all, and can even get nothing done despite a very doable to-do list at times.

But hold on, business is not everything.

I purchased my very first apartment last week.

My son and wife finally feel better after a few days of sickness.

It stopped raining (yes, I live in Sicily. It rained more in the last month than the 10 years before I guess).

I’m getting quotes for renovating the house and I’m excited about spending all my money on it… lol.

Christmas is fast approaching, and that means I can see my family again. Also, Lorenzo will celebrate his first birthday then.

I mean, business is business but life is also… vital.

And if I go low for business it doesn’t matter because I’m on a high on a personal level.

Always look for the good things – I say to myself (and to you, should that help you see things more clearly).

So, I fail in business. I’ve got nothing done in the last weeks. But I couldn’t get more done than what I managed to do, so I’ve no regrets.

And if I have no regrets and leave everything behind, I can go to bed thinking about the good stuff, how lucky I am, and the amazing business ideas I can put into place starting from tomorrow.

I failed today. I failed yesterday. Failed the day before yesterday. 3 days ago. Every day.

But tomorrow I simply won’t.

And that’s what keeps me alive in this mad solopreneurship world.

Good night,


Categorized as Personal

By Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

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