The word “entrepreneurship” is not as easy as the name sounds. At times entrepreneurs really need the manner from above. I doubt if that will happen because entrepreneurs are not the Israelite. Nowadays, many people want to start their own business and achieve financial freedom so quick in order to enjoy life!
If you really love your job, I will advise you not to quit. Because if you should quit your job and become an entrepreneur without understanding WHY you embarked on the entrepreneurship journey, you might go back and plead for forgiveness from the boss who you called a dumb when giving him or her your resignation letter in order to employ you back into his or her company.
Being a kid who is trying to get his startup off the ground, I will tell you that it’s not easy!! I’ve learned a lot and I’m still learning. The obstacles I’ve faced is really trying to make me back down and forget about the word “entrepreneurship” but due to the love I have for the game and I’ve being on this journey not for months and WHY on earth should I quit now? If at all I want to quit, I should have quitted earlier. So that’s the reason why I just can’t give up instead I keep on looking for the right solution.
In the entrepreneurship world no one is too big to fall and no one is too small to rise, it all depends on you and WHY you choose to become an entrepreneur. So if you really want to become an entrepreneur and you are sure that you are ready for the game, you are highly welcome! One thing I want you to know is that, never let the good stories you heard about entrepreneurs spark up your brain without thinking and understanding WHY you want to become an entrepreneur. Because if you should do, you will regret for taking that step.
Top entrepreneurs in the game face obstacles and they also felt like giving up but what makes them a winner is that they never give up! No entrepreneur who made it through will ever tell the world that he or she didn’t face any obstacles before sitting on the throne.
So if you want to become an entrepreneur, below are the things you should do in order to know if you are really fit for the game:
Understand Why You Want To Become An Entrepreneur
Before transitioning to an entrepreneur, I will advice you to sit down and think on WHY on earth you wanted to become an entrepreneur when there are good jobs out there waiting for you.
Most people would say that, their reason for becoming an entrepreneur is that, they want to have more time for their personal life also have time to travel round the world, some will say that they don’t want anybody to be their boss and they want to be their own boss. But if I may tell you, that’s not a genuine reason for you wanting to become an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurs really work off their ass and most of them don’t have time to travel round the world. I think sticking to your day job will be the best so that you will be able to carry out those operations to your satisfaction.
Entrepreneurs are beings who are out there to serve the people so that they can add value to their life. Entrepreneurs are always looking for a way to satisfy their bosses. I’m sure you will be wondering who the bosses of entrepreneurs are? Incase you really don’t know, customers are the bosses of entrepreneurs because they can fire you and make you win big in the business world! Remember entrepreneurship is not about you, it’s about serving the people.
I don’t want you to blame yourself or blame someone else for your mislead so I’m advising you to think before embarking on the entrepreneurship journey.
Know Your Strength And Weakness
The fact is that before coming on board you must know your strengths and your weakness so that you can use them to your advantage. If you don’t check yourself on this before taking that bold step you might bite your fingers.
You don’t have to lie to yourself when taking proper check of yourself; you must be transparent to yourself. Asses yourself very well in order to know where the power lies. I’m sure you don’t want to focus on your weakness? Focusing on your weakness will put you in a mess. Instead, work on your strength and outsource your weakness.
Can You Withstand It?
There are too many grudges on the way and they roads are rocky, so can you withstand it? If you are a kind of person who hate facing any obstacles and don’t like to welcome any challenges I guess embarking on the entrepreneurship journey is not the right step for you to take
What separate real entrepreneurs from the amateur entrepreneurs is the ability to keep going, ability to welcome challenges and tackle their fears. No matter how smart you are, you will surely face obstacles on the way.
There will be a time where you will feel like quitting and forget about the word “entrepreneurship” but the thing that will separate you from the rest is PERSISTENCE. If you can’t persist till you succeed, I doubt if you will win big!
Do You Have A Taste For Learning?
If you are the kind of person who hate learning and don’t like learning new things, then I will advise you to stick to your 9 to 5 job. Because if you want to become a great entrepreneur, you must always learn!
When it comes to learning, you must be voracious. Real entrepreneurs keep learning till they die. So if you don’t want to learn till you die, I’m urging you not to become an entrepreneur.
I’m not an expert or a “guru” and I’m still learning. I have masters whom I look up to, people who I seek help from, even some of you who are entrepreneurs that are reading this post are way far better than me. I don’t underestimate anyone instead I give respect to whom respect is due to and I keep learning from people who are in the game before me. And I will always learn till I leave this world.
So what I’m trying to say is that you must have a taste for learning and you must be willing to learn. When you learn new things, you are one step ahead of others. And to stay ahead of your game, you must always learn.
If you’ve screen yourself and you know that you can cope with all this and you really understand WHY you want to become an entrepreneur, you are highly welcome and I owe you a handshake. Being an entrepreneur will help you on a long-term run rather than being an employee.