You have that dream that takes you into another realm of becoming your own boss, creating your own schedule, having a higher income with a better life, etc… Looks great in your mind… feels great in your heart… yet when called back to the land of reality, it all feels a day dream that eventually fades away..
Back to the same old job routine, same old life cycle, same old… same old….
But wait! before getting the blues and feeling that your life is a wheel turning in the wrong direction.. let me tell you that “You”, can make that day dream you always visualize a reality and a way to leave your current job!
Well, i see your not getting the blues, but seemingly showing some slight interest in what you have read! I`ll take that for now 🙂
“Entrepreneur” is that word that you get to hear alot about someone starting their own venture. if you type “Entrepreneur” on google, you get About 175,000,000 results, and that is quite alot for 1 word!
so what does “Entrepreneur” mean?
As per google again, it is defined as “a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit”.
But… What does that really mean?
It’s great to define it as the above… but it’s missing.
It’s still missing alot of information that is considered crucial.
Anybody can call themselves an “Entrepreneur”, yet not everyone will get their hands dirty and do the job to its smallest details and earn the “Entrepreneurial” title for real.
I see now that question buzzing in your mind
“What does it take to earn the title for real?”
I`ll be glad to help you answer that (since you are still reading till here 🙂 )
- Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about. – Ashleigh Brilliant
You are probably not the first one to think about the idea. Yet the difference between you and any other person with the same idea, is applying it and making it real. Ideas will always be ideas if left inside your head.
- Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“How? What? Why? When? Where? Who?” are all questions you should start drafting for your idea. As much as it becomes much detailed, as much as you are capable of knowing what you are facing from challenges and opportunities, based on that idea that was all the time in your mind.
- As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal. – Robin S. Sharma
Say farewell to your comfort zone. No more slacking, procrastinating, being a couch potato, or living in that same old life cycle “Work, Eat, Sleep, Repeat”. Becoming an “Entrepreneur” requires new ways of thinking, looking around your environment, a better eye on your niche market, and better yet, the people surrounding you.
- A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell
Enjoying 8 hours of sleep? Like to chill at your local coffee shop for hours after work? I guess it’s time to think which of these stuff you need to start limiting and using the extra effort somewhere else (in planning and creating action for your idea(s)). You might get deprived of many things you enjoyed in the past, but think on the long run of the things you will gain if your idea sky-rocketed (Isn’t that worth a try?).
- Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. – Louis E. Boone
One of the greatest things you will start discovering is the eager feeling to get to learn new skill sets.
Want to sell your idea? Sales!
Want to promote your idea? Marketing!
Want people to know about your idea? Advertising!
Want to create revenue? Finance!
Want to do a website for your idea? IT!
& the list keeps growing and growing.. the great thing is that you don’t need to become expert in all of these, yet at least have an idea of how each and every category can help your business succeed.
- The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates
No one was born with the knowledge needed to do anything. You experiment, learn, fail, and recover to have the experience you now possess in your life. It is never a wrong assumption to say “I don’t know”, yet it’s a deadly sin to never ask about it. Learn by asking, Learn by doing, Learn by experimenting for your new idea(s), and never seize to ask and learn along the way.
- Once something is a passion, the motivation is there. – Michael Schumacher
Last but not least, you need the fuel that keeps you thriving all the way. That fuel will help you get up from each challenge, learn from it, and push your limits past excellence. The love you create for your own idea is the one that would reach peoples’ hearts and eventually sell itself with no effort; Yes, it all comes down to the “Passion” inside of you for what you have created.
In my opinion, you need these 7 truths to becoming a real “Entrepreneur”.
Yet, when you find that one idea that creates a spark inside of you, then know that all of the above would follow in their right time.
Each person has the capability and the capacity to become an “Entrepreneur”.
So, if you think you are one….tell me…