5 of the Most Common Myths About Being an Entrepreneur
Being an ENTREPRENEUR is SO HOT right now.
Or at least the IDEA of being one is...
We all want more freedom, more recognition, more opportunities for creative expression and more MONEY!
The ideals of Entrepreneurism are in themselves quite inspiring.
I mean, who doesn't want to make their own hours, work from wherever they please and potentially have control over how much money they make?
What I find interesting, is that many of us don't REALLY understand what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Take a look at the definition:
ENTREPRENEUR - The owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through RISK and INITIATIVE.
Hmm RISK... How many people do you know who want to become an entrepreneur but they never take any risks like quitting their job, or investing some money into their idea/business or even just putting themselves out there because they are afraid to fail??
And how about INITIATIVE? Or as I like to define it - TAKING ACTION. We all know someone who is constantly TALKING about starting a business, but never DOING anything about it.
I decided that it was time to debunk the myths. Continue reading to learn the REAL DEAL about ENTREPRNEURISM.
WHAT PEOPLE THINK BEING ENTREPRENEUR IS LIKE
1) I'll be Able to Work Less.
No more punching the clock or staying late to complete all the work on my desk. When I'm an entrepreneur I'll be able to have my employees do all of the work for me.
2) It Will be Easier Than Having a Regular Job.
No one to report to, I can roll in whenever I please - it will be like a vacation every day.
3) I Will Get More Time OFF.
No more missing drinks with the girls or having to cut my vacation short. When I work for myself I'll take tons of time off.
4) A Great Business Will Become Successful Overnight.
If I have a great idea and can get the steps into place success will happen within weeks.
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