A lot of people are throwing around the term entrepreneur but don't really know what it means.
I get it. Entrepreneurs seem to have amazing lives. No boss, lots of money, freedom, autonomy, big spirits, and pretty much get to do what they want to do all day and get paid for it.You get to be in charge and make the most important decisions. It costs to be the boss and it sounds good to say you've paid it...
That's just the glamorous side of it. The reality of it is, an entrepreneur has to build anything they want to call their dream. If you've ever tried to start and run a businesses, or even just one business you'll know there's an ugly side.The side that most people can't endure or deal with. The side that will make you quit and run home to mommy corporate America faster than you can spell BOSS!
Entrepreneurship comes with its share of ups and definitely with it's share of downs. The actual working and growing of the business. The competition. The loneliness. The irregular salaries and work schedule. Your business is like a living organism. It's your baby. You can't just drop it when things don't go your way. You can't put it on the back burner. You can't just quit if things get difficult. You can make a lot of money, you can also lose a lot of money. You'll have to be self reliant. You'll have to work harder for yourself and your family than you ever worked for a job. You'll have to focus harder than you ever have before.
An entrepreneur is a fighter. If you're not ready to grit your teeth and dig in, don't take the plunge into entrepreneurship. It's not for the faint at heart. Go get a job. Build someone else's dream if you're not ready to fight for yours. There are much easier ways to make money.
Am I saying you can't do it or telling you not to? No way!
I'm just telling you to get on your guard and prepare for battle if you want in!
To your your freedom..