The behind the scenes work is the dark tunnel that you walk through. There may seem like there's no sign of light and sometimes you'll see glimpses of light but you're not at the end of the tunnel. You have to remember there's an ultimate goal and you can't stop until you achieve that.
Most people don't care about the behind the scenes work, but want to be there when you've achieved the bigger goal. Be careful with those people because they'll act like they care at the end of the tunnel. They weren't there when you were going through the grind process.
Liking what you post on social media doesn't count as supporting you. If they're reposting what you're posting, buying what you're selling or helping you promote your business/brand, then that's a totally different story (which most won't do at all).
No one understands the work that is done behind the scenes and it's because they're not doing it. When you achieve the ultimate goal, it all becomes easier because you've spent so much time working on your craft and preparing for that moment. Sometimes it's good not to publicize all that you're working on. Sometimes you have to keep quiet until certain things are ready to be released to the world.
I'm trying to bring back poetry and impact millions of people all over the world. There are 7 billion people in this world so anything is possible in today's age. So keep working at whatever you're doing, it takes time and it's an arduous process.
Not one soul knew of me or about me until age 33. I have been writing poetry for 20 years on and off. I've had an interesting relationship with my writing for the longest. Now, I know that this is what I'm meant to do in my life. Once you figure out your purpose in life, you'll work at it tirelessly until you can't do it anymore.
Once you've invested months and years into it, quitting no longer becomes an option. Believe me, I'm just as tired as you, but I've already put a message out to the world that I'm going to publish 20 books by the end of 2020 so I have to live up to my word and live up to my own expectations.
So the behind the scenes work is hard, but appreciate every moment of it and don't stop. Eventually, the results show. I'm almost 2 years into this process and I know that 2018 will be the year where things are going to take off. I'm putting in the work now for it to be the year where everything takes off. I'm doing the work and I will be putting in the investments into it too.
Be good and go accomplish your goals.