The entrepreneurial journey is a multitude experiences and roadblocks. Finding the golden egg is not easy, but is the most rewarding. It can be so challenging to launch a business that it may make you wonder why anyone willingly sets out on such a path. On the bright side, being an entrepreneur allows you to channel your passion into a successful business. The founders of various successful businesses started just as an individual at home, who was struck by an idea that they believed, could make a difference to the world.
“At the end, entrepreneurship is not about wearing expensive suits and earning a lot of money. It is all about being true to yourself, to your values in life. Your dreams” – Richard Branson
Many of today’s entrepreneurs have followed different pathways—sometimes conventional, sometimes not—that have led to the creation of various business structures matched to each entrepreneur’s spirit. Despite the different paths that a person may choose, it is important to keep a few points in mind. It’s not all about money, more important is vision and passion you have for your company. What really matters is that you determine your goals and live them out, whatever that it looks like.
Considering all that is said, the journey, is not all sunshine and rainbows. It would be detrimental to dive head first into anything without a plan. An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. During the initial stage you must determine if your business is scalable and frame a blueprint of how you will work. It’s easier to succeed if you revolutionize only one thing at a time.
If you want to be an entrepreneur someday, here’s an equation you should print out and attach to your mirror, computer screen, smart phone, or wherever your eyeballs spend most of their time:
Entrepreneur + Capital = Products + Customers = Business
The key to successful start-up is to find the right problem and solution. Success comes from opportunities not ideas. If you want to become an entrepreneur but worry you don’t have the money for it, your finances don’t have to stop you from achieving your goals due to the existence of various means of obtaining capital.
And above all, as Steve Jobs wonderfully puts it, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”
An entrepreneur is a thinker, believer and a change maker and change is the need of the hour, so you must remember :
Working for money will make you a SLAVE,
Working for success will make you a MASTER,
Working for satisfaction will make you a LEGEND.
Choice is yours. Believe in yourself. Take the risk and change the world.