So you want to be an entrepreneur?
Even if you think you are thinking conservatively, and you don’t really want to be an “entrepreneur” because all you really want to do is to be in business for yourself, the reasons people become entrepreneurs are the same as why people start their own business (conservatively).
If you leave aside some of the bad connotations of entrepreneurs such as huge egos and taking on enormous risk as they fly high, they share the same reasons as everyone else who want to start their own business.
They want to be independent and work for themselves (“can’t stand working for someone telling me what to do”), they are far too creative for their jobs (“they don’t listen to all my great ideas”), they are great salespeople (“I can sell ice to an Eskimo, why am I selling their stuff?”), they are impatient and confident (“they always ask for a detailed study when I know it will work”), they are experienced (“I’ve learned a lot from the school of hard knocks”).
Whether you are an entrepreneur or simply a “small business startup” is merely the language you use to describe your motivation.
So let’s call everyone entrepreneurs – of different degrees – and look at what you need to have inside you to survive and thrive. Read More