Are You an Entrepreneur or a Want-a-prenuer
Technology has made it easier than ever to become an entrepreneur. With the emergence of online businesses & needs that are being met virtually. Most anyone with a skill that they have mastered can become a business owner right from the PC, Tablet, or Laptop anywhere in the world. The thing about this is some take it as a trend more than a lifestyle. Being an entrepreneur is not a FAD or something that you should do cause everyone else is.
The majority of entrepreneurs will tell you it’s not as glamorous as it seems. Long days and short nights. Working hours upon hours on something that you aren’t getting paid for. Managing multiple personalities in clients or customers. Thier is a lot that goes into being an entrepreneur that many on the surface don’t see.
The things that separate most entrepreneurs from everyone else is EXCUSES. Many people make excuses as to why they cannot do something vs just doing it. Many people love the idea of being a business owner but don’t want to put in the time or investment it takes to do that. I have seen many people harp about wanting to start their own business, Make more money but don’t want to invest time, money or energy into it. Everyone is waiting on that magic pull or their publishers clearing house moment for a business.
The sad reality is that it will never come. Just like that VAN your Mother, Grandmother, or Aunt was waiting on in the 90s to show up with a big check for $1,000,000 never did. It’s the same thing with your business. You can’t expect to not invest any resources into something and strike gold. It doesn’t work that way. For instance, I have invested about 60% of my earnings back into my business. Why? Because I understand that it takes money to make money and in order t make more if it I need to invest some of it to scale my business.
Education & Guidance has always been something I have been very big on. I have a Business Coach, a Life Coach, and I invest in books, courses, & even webinars from people that offer valuable information. The number one thing I have seen is that the online business community is a lot smaller than it appears. I see some of the same people in some of the same webinar and courses with me. These people are some who are already successful or well on their way. They see the importance in investing in their business and obtaining the necessary training to take things to the next level.
I can go into someones FREE Webinar, or FREE Live Streaming event and see 100s of people yet only see a small percentage of those same viewers in the PAID training. This isn’t a blog to put people down for not paying for training or coaching BUT to make you aware of the difference between the two. Some have cash flow problems and some are running on a tight budget as it is. That is understandable however one thing I have noticed is we make a way for things we want. We put priorities or importance on the things we want and not so much on the things we need. I’ve seen webinars as low as $25 and yet only 10 – 20 people in after a 100+ viewership in a live video.
Yet some of those same people will go to the Movies, Go out to Dinner, & many other things with that same $25. This is the difference between those that love the idea of being a business owner vs someone that will pack a lunch, watch Netflix at home or work a few extra hours to be able to get to where they want to be.
If you really want to know if your cut out for this ask yourself the following questions
- How many hours did I spend yesterday working on my business
- When was the last time I made a pitch to someone about my products or services
- What are my current products or services
- When was the last time I invested in a Course, Webinar, or additional training for my business
- What is the reason I didn’t do 1, 2, 3 or 4
These aren’t the only questions you need to ask. But they will definitely give you a preliminary idea of where you are. The fact is this not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. This doesn’t mean you’re not a smart person that can’t be successful. It just means it’s not for you. Just because I’m, not a Dr. doesn’t mean I am not a smart person it just means being a physician is just not for me. I can find success in other places that play to my strengths. So evaluate where you are and what you feel you can put your energy and resources into without pushback and dive into it.
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