What you really face when you become an Entrepreneur
I often think what make an Entrepreneur? What challenges we have to overcome and face which makes this journey so that we can live life on our terms.
Here are some very easy to list and some very hard to accept facts
Thinking of Success
The idea that you choose to follow for success: If you want to be an entrepreneur you have to give up on the traditional idea of success. Most people think having a good job, nice house, and a fancy car is success. If you want to be an entrepreneur you have to be willing to let go of this thought and be willing to hustle it out “until”. Success will come if you’re passionate about what you’re doing, but you may face a few obstacles on the way.
This has been my number one obstacle. I worried about failing, worried about giving people the wrong advice, worried about not making all my customers happy, and I would find a million other things to worry about that hadn’t even happened yet. If you want to be an entrepreneur you need to be able to embrace uncertainty.
Only building a business to make money- If your only reason to create a business is motivated by money, you may be in for a rude awakening when you hit rough waters. You need to have a defined purpose of what you’re trying to achieve other then making money or you will give up when things get hard.
Money can cloud your judgement. Entrepreneurs bring the value. We create products, build businesses, and solve problems in exchange for money. If you’re only in this business to make money you will miss many opportunities and fail to see the problems people are having in your niche because you just want to make a quick buck.
Your fear of change- Most people fear change. Why? Well because that means you have to step outside your comfort zone. Success is right outside your comfort zone. If you do the same things you did in the past you will still be in the same position you’re now. How did that work out for you?
Your fear of people judging you- This is another obstacle I had to overcome. I worried about people critiquing my grammar when I wrote content, if people would think I sound stupid when I do YouTube videos, and if business clients would judge me because of my tattoos. You’re always going to have people judge you, but who cares? These people aren’t your audience. If you worry about pleasing everyone, you will never get anything done
Stop being scared of change and welcome it with open arms. If you’re comfortable, you’re not pushing yourself hard enough.
Following the advice of everyone you read- It’s a good thing to read people you admire, and follow in order to learn how to create a successful business. However, you should watch who you listen to, and not follow every word they say. If you’re smart you will observe what successful people do, and create your own plan.
Discipline- This is one the hardest sacrifices every entrepreneur must make. If you want to create a successful business you need extreme discipline. When you have lots of free time on your hands it’s easy to go surf youtube or play on Facebook. It takes discipline to buckle down and knock out big projects. If you’re generally a lazy person this can be an uphill battle.
Your fear of conflict- When you become an entrepreneur you should prepare yourself to have people who don’t like you. Sometimes it something as simple as they don’t like your voice or how you present yourself, most of the time it’s jealously.
If you have your own personal blog you will have fans, and haters. It’s part of it. You can’t let these people bring you down.
My motto is “Asshole’s Finish First”.
Don’t let the things people say and do bother you. If you’re trying to help people, and you’re putting yourself out there(on the Internet) there’s no way to avoid these people, but you can do what I do and just ignore them. They’re not important and you can’t let them come in between you and success.
If you want to be successful you will have to make sacrifices, but it’s completely worth it.