My definition for entrepreneurship is very simple.
Whether it’s for profit or passion. It’s something that’s challenging that Status Quo. Something different from the 9-5 job, even if you have a 9-5 job.
One thing that you will find in every entrepreneur or those that aspire to be one is Growth. The constant thinking of how to do things better.
Here’s the deal, if you are passionate about your 9-5 job. If you love what you do and go the extra mile just to be the best, you have the mind of an entrepreneur.
An entrepreneur values his journey of constant Growth. As long as you’re seeking growth, the constant thinking of how to get better every day and how to do things better you’re on the path of Entrepreneurship.
What Do You Value The Most?
However, the term “entrepreneur” is being coined so much so to the extent that it doesn’t really make a difference between one entrepreneur and the other. It’s like everyone who does something on their own is an entrepreneur.
In fact, some “entrepreneurs” emphasize so much on their wealth and their lifestyle that it is giving people the wrong impression that being an entrepreneur is better than having a day job.
In the end, it’s about being clear about your circumstances and what you want. Being an entrepreneur is not as glamorous as you think. Almost every entrepreneur who succeeded has a bitter and a struggling story. But I’m sure every entrepreneur who succeeded had a strong WHY and a clear vision. It’s not about running away from something, it’s about running towards something.
Find & Understand Your Why
If you’re considering starting something on your own, the question is: WHY? Is it because you hate your job? Are you trying to prove someone wrong? Do you in some way feel jealous towards what someone else has?
These emotions stem from a negative root and reasoning, which will be a good reason for you to start, but that’s not enough. Again, you need to have something you are running towards too. Instead of dwelling on those negative reasoning, try this instead:
- What are you seeking to achieve?
- What is the vision of the best life that you want to have?
- Why do they matter to you?
- Who are you doing it for and why?
- Does your decision create a big negative consequences?
- Are you able to take that risk?
- Do you talk about it and have your loved ones rooting for you? (Without presuming that they’ll reject it).
These questions are important because they form part of your journey and story should you really take that path of “entrepreneurship”
There’s always choices and “entrepreneurship” is not always the only solution.
If you have a sustainable job and it’s feeding your family and you sort of like the job, keep it and find a side hustle till you slowly build it up to the point you feel that you can leave your job and won’t cause an earthquake.
A Major Tip For You
Okay, here’s a personal branding tip that will help you in your path of entrepreneurship or your to-be path of entrepreneurship:
Don’t freaking call yourself an entrepreneur. Think about a differentiation factor. For example: I call myself a marketing strategist. Am I an entrepreneur? Yes, but I don’t call myself that and I make sure I correct people who call me that. I want them to know that I’m MORE. Because I don’t only want to be branded as an “entrepreneur”, per se.
Now, you go and do the thinking, but don’t over think. Follow your guts (that don’t hurt people around you).