As an entrepreneur and a mentor, I see myself as someone that delivers solutions to the problems of others.
My calling has never been what will I get in the terms of monetary rewards but rather what have I got to give.
This has served me well. Your ability to make money as an entrepreneur is greatly dependent on how well you can solve the problems of others and how well you can structure the solutions you proffer to customers’ needs or problems.
It makes sense to see what demand there is for your expertise before you put all your time and energy to build your business. You need to find how many people out there have this kind of problem and need your solution.?
In reality though I don’t think it’s a lack of demand that makes many entrepreneurs fail.
We all know building a business is incredibly hard. I doubt whether any successful entrepreneur has reached the pinnacle without times where they’ve woken up in the morning ready to give up. They question themselves about their ideas and if it’s ever going to take off. I know I’ve gone through these feelings of uncertainty.
But you have to believe in yourself, in what you’re doing, and keep going. Too many entrepreneurs give up too soon, because in truth there is always hope and ways to make things work. Being an Entrepreneur is not an easy task, but it does pays off if you carry on.
Of course there is a lot of weight on your shoulders. There are people who are looking up to you, counting on you and believing in you. Do yourself and them a massive favour, believe in yourself and don’t allow yourself to give up.
After all as an entrepreneur you can do what you love. You are effectively creating your dream job. Keep going because who knows when you’ll make the big breakthrough.
Remember you have to work, whether it be for yourself or for others. You’re going to have to do this for many years of your life. In my mind working for yourself, is the perfect thing to do and soon if you put in the effort you’ll be waking up happy. Because eventually you will reach the point where you have made it a success.
How do I know you’ll succeed? We live in an opportunity centrerd world. Those who bring their passions, talents and willingness to work incredibly hard will realise their dreams. Some will falter on the way, but as long as they try again and again, keeping the mindset “I can succeed. I can do this, ” then they will.
You just have to accept that creating any business entails putting in workweeks of 60 hours or more and putting back much of your hard earned revenue into the business. Entrepreneurs frequently won’t pay themselves a livable salary in the early years and will forgo that two week eotic vacations until their business is financially sound. That can often take quite a few years but again I say it will be worth it.
I’ve always felt entrepreneurship provides a great opportunity to make a tangible and positive impact on the world. While facing the challenge of “building something from nothing,” I also know that it can set you up for a lifetime of happiness, and living life according to your own terms.
So keep focusing on the end thinking about the contribution you will make, and the significance you’ll achieve from building this business of your own. Never forget the end result you desire depends on your diligence and commitment together with an unwavering discipline and persistence . With these attributes you will win every time.