Reap the rewards of some old-fashioned elbow grease.
“Somewhere down the line, people heard that you only have to work eight hours a day. For an entrepreneur, that’s just not true. Eight hours into my day is just getting started.”
Phares Martin knows a thing or two about hard work. Growing up in the Mennonite church, he started chores as soon as he could walk, working on the farm, and even lived without electricity.
All that hard work taught Phares the value of, well, hard work.
So, what gave Phares Martin the courage to risk debt and start his own business despite being cut off from family and friends after leaving the Mennonite church? “I’d rather take a risk for myself than work for someone else.”
- People overthink when they want to start a business. Just get two or three people and get started. Once you get started, you figure it out. Getting started is the most important thing.
- Learning is something that you never really stop doing.
- Half of something is better than all of nothing.
- Too many people are more worried about what someone else is doing on Facebook or Instagram than getting some work in.
- The most important thing in business is to do what you say you’re going to do, and keep people updates as you go.
About Phares Martin:
Phares Martin is the owner of Silver Creek Construction and CEO of Silver Creek Properties in Elkton, Kentucky. He also co-owns Silver Creek Commercial roofing.