Do you ever notice how entrepreneurship is steadily becoming almost as structured and rigid as a traditional job?
So many becoming less of an unconventional entrepreneur and instead, fitting into the new box.
With more and more “experts” emerging, and telling teaching us how to be an entrepreneur, it’s no wonder so many people are never fully able to launch their dream.
Their vision has become distorted by all the must have’s and must do’s, to be successful.
Don’t get me wrong, there are good, and even better ways to do things in the realm of entrepreneurship. But, by no means should anyone be telling you what can’t be done when it comes to the vision you have.
How many times have you wished you had ‘more time in the day’ to get more things done?
Reality is, we all have the same 24 hours, but how you spend those hours makes all the difference.
Many entrepreneurs feel like they must work around the clock because they have to get things done. Not realizing that if they just slowed down and focused, they could get crystal clear about what their primary goals are, and be able to identify the activities that should be priority.
What it all boils down to is not really needing more time, but needing more clarity.
I often see people on Facebook post about creating abundance.
As I continue to grow and learn on my life journey, it is something I strive to attain as well.
But what does that mean really?
For me, creating abundance means much more than having money or wealth.
It is a way of life in which I believe, we are all designed to live (entrepreneur or not).
Abundance is defined as: plentifulness of the good things of life; prosperity.
Speaking as an entrepreneur, because it’s who I am..I strongly feel that before we can receive an abundance of wealth in our business…we first have to believe we not only will have it, but we deserve it.
When it comes to building a business around your passion, most people will say that having passion just isn’t enough. However, I must totally disagree with that thinking.
The individuals who are the ones usually telling you all the reasons why you can’t, are almost always the ones who never did it themselves. It’s the people who aren’t happy with their current jobs because they aren’t passionate about what they do (mostly because they are building someone else’s dream instead of their own), who want to crush your dream.
Without passion, what is there to build upon? Nothing.
Being an entrepreneur, and still having people tell you how to be an entrepreneur. I get it though…if you’ve found a successful way to do business, you want to share that (or sell it), to others on the same pursuit.
The problem I have is when people try to convince you that their way of “being an entrepreneur”, is the right way, or the only way to achieve success.
Entrepreneurship is FREEDOM…many of us left corporate positions, or chose this path so we could express ourselves the way we know how, the way that is natural to us, the way we feel most comfortable.
Every now and then, I feel compelled to express myself a little more direct, than normal. This is one of those times. You can call this a ‘rant’ post…but, I’ve got to get this out…
I’m an entrepreneur. Lots of people are entrepreneurs. BUT…there are some people who claim to be entrepreneurs, while their actions show a very different reality. Now, I’m not judging…just observing the mindset and behaviors of the self-proclaimed entrepreneurs, who really need to just hang it up and realize, it’s time to quit.
Entrepreneurs Work for Themselves
Either we are self-employed, or an independent contractor/business owner, whose daily business duties and tasks, are set by us. We answer to no one. When an issue arises, it is our own responsibility to assess the situation, and find a solution.
“The entrepreneur who will progress, is the one who has learned to trust the process.”
How easy it is to become distracted on our journey through entrepreneurship. How simple it is for one little thing, to knock us off course. At those times, we tend to beat ourselves up and we become frustrated for not doing what we set out to do. Some even become anxious over the lack of expected results.
In the entrepreneurial world, there are many down days…we don’t know where the next dollar will come from. Almost like we hit a wall, or the well runs dry. But, you have to learn that sometimes, you just have to let things be. You’ve got to trust the process and keep moving forward.
“The more you give, the more you receive. The more you sow, the more you will reap.”
I see it all the time, when we first start a business, we give and give and give but we rarely receive anything in return. I used to do the very same thing, giving so much of my time and knowledge away to others. I’m a giver by nature and it gives me pleasure to be able to help others. But, there is a fine line that we often cross.