There are lots of reasons why a person would “want” to be an entrepreneur, but not all of them are reasons good enough to jump into this whole new world. I see an entrepreneur as someone who has this instinct that the others don’t have, he/she has an eyesight that sees things differently, and sometimes is also called “crazy” whenever they present an idea everyone else doesn’t seem to grasp the concept of.
I am a strong believer of the fact that entrepreneurs can’t be “created”, they have to be the way they are. They have always, since childhood carried that special thing that the others didn’t have. They always tried something new, always wanted to make things happen, and were seen as the smart-one among the other kids in a group.
I am sure all of you are saying “Hey, that’s me”, but keep reading. :)
Wrong reasons to start as an entrepreneur:-
- You hate your boss, and want to decide your own hours.
Being an entrepreneur doesn’t solve this, you will have lots more to do to even get a minute of rest. Just having the name “Managing Director” on a card won’t make you a millionaire.
- You are seeing everyone else doing well in what they do
They are doing well because they put time in it, and are probably experts in that field. Don’t even think of getting into a field just because someone else is doing good in that sector.
- Everyone calls you a loser and you can’t get a job
Well, this is a tough one. If everyone calls you a loser, first try to divert that negative energy into something positive and do something about it. Sometimes people are right, although their words can be harsh. If you can’t find a job, ask yourself if it’s because you are lazy, or because the market is tough. No matter what it is, that shouldn’t be the sole reason for being an entrepreneur.
So who has the licence to be an entrepreneur then?
Someone who is not afraid to lose their sleep and comfort to make their business a success. Someone who trusts their idea and passion to be the driving force behind it all. Someone who is NOT in it for the money. Yes, I said it! An entrepreneur is not in this for the money, he’s in it because he loves doing what he does, and in return he gets the money as a bonus.
So ask yourself, are you in it for the right reasons?