Reasons I'm an Entrepeneur
Updated: May 4, 2019
You have full control over your destiny. You call the shots and make the decisions that ultimately determine the success or failure of your business. Nobody will get in the way of your vision.
You get out what you put in. If you are willing to work harder than anyone else, you will be rewarded accordingly. Want to experience more growth and opportunities? Simply work harder.
Provide opportunities for family members. Many will say that mixing family and business partnerships is a bad idea. I disagree.
You report to nobody. There is no boss to report to and you don’t have to get expense requests approved. If you want to do something you believe will help your business there is no red tape to navigate through.
The ability to pivot. If your business model slows down, you have the freedom to pivot. Think of how many businesses died because of the Internet. The ones with good leaders simply pivoted and made adjustments to survive.
You can make people happy. Feeling appreciated is great. It’s a great feeling when you receive an email or phone call from someone that took time out of his or her day to let you know that your business impacted them in a positive way.
You get to constantly learn. As an entrepreneur you are always learning lessons -- sometimes the hard way. It is a priceless education that you can’t get in a classroom.
Experience personal growth. It is a great feeling when you look back and see how much you have grown as an individual. The growth and success of a business is directly related to the personal growth of the entrepreneur behind it.
You become an expert problem solver. As a business owner you become very resourceful and over time you will learn to overcome anything and solve any problem placed in front of you.
You conduct your own performance review. Sales, company morale, growth and customer feedback can all be used to judge your performance -- not some person with a clipboard and a generic Q&A review test.
You can get competitive with yourself. Entrepreneurs are competitive by nature. The goal is to constantly improve and grow, so turn it into a personal competition. Can you make more business contacts today than you did yesterday?
It enables you to dream big. No idea is too crazy and no goal is too big when you are an entrepreneur -- you can dream as big as you want!