Sitting and reading Forbes magazine while you read the net worth and life experience of an entrepreneur, you are very excited. Reading biographies of billionaire entrepreneurs or watching an interview about their stories can be very interesting which often want to give you a reason to become an entrepreneur as well. Maybe you aren’t always listening to the success stories, maybe they discuss a few things about how the business started and they had to handle a few challenges and overcome. You know what, success stories are always interesting because the hard work and challenge stories can’t be said deeply.
The difference between an entrepreneur and an employee is the ability to manage business and personal life together. For employee, their work in a company or an organization is just a job but for entrepreneurs, the work in their company is their life, their prestige, their investment, their purpose and their business.
One truth you need to know about becoming an entrepreneur is that in reality, starting up really sucks. When working as an employee, getting paid your salary is your reward which you expect at a particular date of your agreement but for an entrepreneur, it is entirely different. Starting a business can be the most discouraging thing for entrepreneurs as they have to think about how to get money to care for the family both extended and nuclear who are demanding that you close your business and get a good job so they can have good meals and dress properly.
No matter the level of business education an entrepreneur has, being a struggling startup, is not exciting. There is nothing fun about starting a business with people do not buy from you. I do not know if you count failing as fun but to me, there is nothing fun about putting your entire savings into a business and run it for a few years and fail. There is no fun about an entrepreneur not knowing how to get funds to pay salaries of employees who are actually doing you a favor working for you even when you are paying below the minimum wage. There is nothing fun about paying tax when you are not satisfied with the income you are getting.
Before you leave Your Job
If you have a job but have been thinking about becoming an entrepreneur because you have a nagging boss, or you want to be your own boss, you want to wake up when you feel, then let me spill the bean here “Please stick to your job”. As an entrepreneur, the odds are never in your favor, you are not likely to succeed in fact if you start 10 businesses you are likely to fail in nine, motivational speaking won’t perform much wonders and most times you cry it won’t change anything. Just like cryptocurrency where there is a disclaimer that says you can lose all your funds so is being an entrepreneur, you can lose all your money in one business. As an entrepreneur, you will be sacrificing so much than you thought, your time, energy, health, relationship and even your money.
Being an entrepreneur requires being strong willed, purposeful, self-motivating. Forget what you read in magazines and watch in some interviews when entrepreneurs tell you they enjoyed starting in the beginning. There is nothing fun or interesting about being a start-up entrepreneur, it is hard work and hard reality.
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