Google the word “Entrepreneurship” and you’ll get lost in the plethora of feel-good advice on why starting your own business is the best thing you could do for yourself.
Very few people write about the truths and realities of being an entrepreneur. I intend to write all the good, the bad, and the ugly truth of entrepreneurship here.
Entrepreneurship is not something you do or something yo learn how to do. Entrepreneurship is the journey of becoming something you didn’t think you had in you to become. It’s becoming a different stronger better person and maturing in ways you didn’t think was possible.
Many so called “entrepreneurs” start businesses every day for all the wrong reasons. Some do it because they dream of riches or stardom. Others do it because they think is cool. But a very select few do it for the right reasons. To solve a pressing problem in the world has that no one has had to courage to tackle yet.
If you haven’ seen it yet, I highly recommend you watch the YouTube video by Simon Sinek. This is probably one of most watched TEDx talks of all time. Simon explains that great leaders that inspire action do so because they know they’re “Why”.
Knowing your why isn’t something you’ll learn in business school. It is something that comes from within. I strongly believe that no one should start a business or any venture until he or she is absolutely clear on “why” they’re doing it.
When you know your “why” everything else becomes easier to figure out.
Watch the video below and let me know what you think in the comments.