There are hundreds of reasons that could challenge someone to become an entrepreneur. I further believe that there is a big percentage of people born to follow such a road. But everyone can be motivated and everyone has or can learn the skills to become one, the problem though is that a lot of people lack self-confidence.
If you have heard a voice inside you calling to become an entrepreneur, as I have in the past, dare it. Follow your heart and your instinct. I promise the trip will be extremely enjoyable.
Debbie Ford said…
“Remember, all the answers you need are within you; you just have to be calm enough to hear them.”
Should I Become An Entrepreneur?
For me, it was a series of signs, it started when I was a teenager. I was thinking, like everyone else, what would I do? what is my future who should I become? and one day I woke up knowing what I wanted out of my life.
I just followed my heart and never regretted it, I did the right thing. You should not let others tell you what to do. You know yourself better than anyone else.
Now if you ask me if you should become an entrepreneur, I would advise you to go for it without a second thought.
This is what I advise everyone, I strongly believe in people and their potential. And I know that deep inside you there is a tremendous power. But with great power comes great responsibility.
The question is…do you believe in your potential?
And I will ask again… Do you have the right mentality?
And you can think. “Maybe I’m not ready to become an entrepreneur yet.”
But you know, there really is no perfect time to feel ready for something so big, for such ventures that involve risk.
Even becoming a parent and having children is a risk. Will I be able to make it as a parent? What if I lose my job? If something goes wrong? If that? If the other?
If we wait to prepare, we will never start. You do not need to be ready, no one is. You just have to start.
“Trust your own madness”
said Clive Barker.
Let me share a story
I was in high school with my old buddy walking the road back home. We were young of course but pretty mature to talk about life and our plans. The conversation began as we remembered an incident that took place a few days ago in a public service building. We had to deliver some documents to an office manager. It took us almost 4 hours to complete a simple task that would normally last one minute or two.
The floor was crowded and people were waiting in line to get their job done. But the line was huge and some of the bystanders were obviously anxious. It was only when they started shouting to motivate more public servants to replace the empty desks and finally let the people finish their assignments.
We both agreed that we don’t belong in such places. We would never work for the public or an unknown employer, we had dreams of creating something on our own. Even if we would fail we had to try. We wanted to make a difference, something memorable for the next generations.
I always felt that I was born to be an independent business owner. I knew I could rely on myself and get any job done. I certainly did not need someone to tell me what to do and when.
What if I make mistakes?
Really, this fear of people for mistakes is not something new. It stems from the depths of history and the beginning of the human race.
At a time when primitive people were exploring the world, a mistake could be fatal and you could lose your life.
Can you imagine not seeing the wild animal that was hidden in the grass waiting? Or did you fail with the javelin and have to deal with the beasts with your bare hands?
Unfortunately, this fear is ingrained in our DNA.
And then what can we do?
We need to embrace fear, to accept it as it is, and to begin learning from our mistakes. Mistakes and failures are inevitable but they are also the only way to success.
Also, you can not go wrong when chasing your dreams. Yes, you can make mistakes and fail here and there, but that happens to everyone, that is the rule, no one is infallible.
No one really succeeds on the first try. But that’s the real beauty in this “game”.
All failures, trials, and errors prove that you are on the right track, that you are trying, that you are training, that you are approaching your goal.
Do you have the right mindset?
I asked it before but let me rephrase it.
Are you ready to experience an unstoppable adventure? When you decide to become an entrepreneur then your mind can not rest. Your body can, but your mind must be awake and looking for improvements, every day.
Being an entrepreneur is not just a job that gives you money. No, it is above all an exploration game.
An unknown man said: “Entrepreneurship means living a few years of your life, as most people do not in order to spend the rest of your life like most people won’t”.
Although I totally agree with this quote, I have to add…
I do not believe that you can stop living this way once you get baptized as an entrepreneur. Even if you get old. But I promise you that this travel will be a gift of life.
No matter how many times I talk about entrepreneurship with my friends, I can not stop. They call me addicted, obsessed, but those who are entrepreneurs understand and smile.
Not everyone is the same…
If you are looking for adventure and if you want to do something remarkable in your life, something that future generations will remember, do not hesitate. Take the first step forward.
Main benefits of entrepreneurship
When you become independent you set your own rules. The more you work the more chances you have to succeed. If you stay consistent at what you do there is literally no limit.
You discover your limits by taking the risks to run a business. When you take a risk to build a business you dive deep into a new world. No one can guarantee that you will make money after all. There is a high risk to fail and lose the money you invested. But is that risk that makes the whole concept worth taking.
You fight to overcome problems, you deal with new challenges every day while trying to make the best possible decisions. You have to make it on your own. You are pushed to discover your limits and find solutions for every obstacle that comes in your way.
The feeling of creativity: If you have faced both sides of the coin I am sure you know what I am talking about. When you work for someone else, an employer, an organization, a company you can’t be as creative, as you would if you were a business owner. Not always, but this is the general rule.
Working for others is like living in a mini prison. There are rules, patterns, and examples to follow. Most of the time no one will discern your true efforts and credit you accordingly.
An entrepreneur knows no boundaries and always seeks solutions without calculating rules and limits.
An employee has to fight against the clock and get a salary at the end of the week or the month. But this is not a friendly environment for creativity. And this is not how I wanted to spend half of my life.
When you work for yourself you are always in a creative state of mind, alerted. Your goal to overcome the competition is a great reason alone for endless adventures. You can’t stop, you are moving forward and evolve continuously.
Satisfaction, Completion. The satisfaction that derives from entrepreneurship can not be easily described. It is a feeling you have to taste it on your own to understand. It makes you feel complete. Your job is your child, you do everything in your power to let it raise and grow.
The results of your hard efforts will compensate you in the end. And I am not talking only about money but mental satisfaction as well. This is what makes you feel complete.
Make a Change to this Corrupted World, Motivate Newcomers, Offer Quality.
Money is the greatest reason for corruption and is inevitably expressed in the majority of modern communities. The world is full of unethical entrepreneurs that care only for their growth and success ignoring the rest and the social consequences. But this is not the true spirit of entrepreneurship.
If you have a vision, not only for personal development but a vision for this world, this planet…then it is your chance to make a change. And you are absolutely capable of helping the world move in that direction. With your ethical practices and actions, you motivate others to do the same resulting in ongoing mutual progress.
By being honest and decent and by offering high-quality products and services you set the foundation for a prosperous future. Satisfying customers will spread the word of mouth and “Glory” will knock on your door soon. Is there any feeling better than to be surrounded by people that praise you for your contributions?
You’ll be creating amazing products and services to satisfy the needs and wants of the marketplace. You’ll be solving people’s problems, relieving their frustrations and fears, filling gaps in their lives.
You’ll be innovating, jumping from idea to idea until you hit gold, and you’ll run countless experiments.
Sure, you might fail regularly, but this is just part of the process. These experiments lead to the final destination, the ultimate success.
You’ll be making decisions all day long, you’ll be rewarding people, and create opportunities and success for you and those that surround you.
You’ll eventually become better at marketing, sales, and persuasion. You’ll find a way to get things done.
The internet provides an outstanding opportunity to advertise your business, products, and services without the high costs associated with traditional means of advertising, like TV and radio commercials, billboards, printed material, and so on.
Think about it, in the past, there were no opportunities to advertise at low cost and export your products around the world.
Now there are no limits, you can target the whole population if you want.
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I have always been inspired by people who had the desire to explore the world and their limits. Those who tried, those who failed but never stopped there. They went ahead, they learned, experimented, gained experience, and the dream one day came true, part of their life.
One last quote for today by Tony Gaskins.
“If you do not build your dream, someone will hire you to build their own.”
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Tasos Perte Tzortzis
Business Organisation & Administration, Marketing Consultant, Creator of the "7 Ideals" Methodology
Although doing traditional business offline since 1992, I fell in love with online marketing in late 2014 and have helped hundreds of brands sell more of their products and services. Founder of WebMarketSupport, Muvimag, Summer Dream.
Reading, arts, science, chess, coffee, tea, swimming, Audi, and family comes first.
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