The great thing about entrepreneurship is that ANYONE can do it. Where people often fall short is realizing the job requirements that come with being an entrepreneur or business owner. If there was an ad recruiting an entrepreneur or business owner, that advertisement would look something like this:
** Looking for hard workers **
Minimum Job Requirement
– Must be willing to work long hours with no pay.
– Must be willing to be available on weekends
– Must work well with others
– Must have an incredible amount of patience
– Must be able to think outside the box.
– Must be able to fail and fail often.
– Pay NOT guaranteed.
– Work hours are typically 12-16 hours per day, 7 days a week.
– No Training Available
Now who in their right mind would sign-up for such a job? Yet, so many of us have and the life we have been rewarded with is nothing short of exceptional. However, make no mistake. Running a business or being an entrepreneur is definitely not for the faint of heart. High risk, high reward because as contradicting as the rewards might sound (financial and personal freedom). Realizing the initial requirements to getting there are where most people fall short. The best way I can put it, is Its a lot easier running a marathon if you know what distance you need to cover.
So if you are thinking about starting your own business or becoming an entrepreneur, (IF you want to be successful). Be ready to work like you have never worked before. Be ready to be awake when most are going to sleep and awake when those same people are waking up. Be ready to sacrifice, this means less time with your family, less time with your friends, less time watching your favorite TV shows or sports teams. Be ready to face doubt when your close friends and family think you are crazy for putting in so many hours with no end in sight.
But let me tell you, assuming you have the right plan, goals and motivations behind starting your business. You’ll find a natural high that occurs from achieving something that appeared impossible at the beginning (and all the rewards that come with it).