As much as we’d like to think that everyone can be an entrepreneur, the reality is that not everyone has what it takes to be one, and not everybody needs to be one. Many people talk about building their empire, but the percentage of those who merely want to be entrepreneurs will always be higher than those who will actually go and start their own business.
Being an entrepreneur is simply not for everyone.
But maybe, you really want to be your own boss? But how about the 24/7 struggle of making sure your business is thriving and not burning down? How about the anxiety, knowing one wrong move could destroy everything you’ve worked so hard for? What about that? Can you do that as well?
I am not wanting to discourage anyone, but realise that being an entrepreneur is not just an aspirational identity. Lots of poeple imagine the glitz and glamour but so you understand the amount of sleepless nights, sweat, and tears that need to be sacrificed for it to happen.
Building a business is not a walk in the park. You have to be determined to face many obstacles. It’s a fulfilling job, but it won’t be an easy ride. The results can be great, but it’s a long, hard, and tedious process to be where you want to be. At the end of the day, you have to enjoy what you do, or else, you won’t last long. You will get beaten down so many times that you might end up forgetting why you started in the first place.
The reality is, not everyone is cut out for entrepreneurship.
I started Wyntec way back in 2010. I had worked on the tools and was a great “technician”. To be honest when I first started, didn’t even know that I wanted to be an “entrepreneur” exactly. All I know is that I was exceptionally good at what I did and had this desire to create and build something of my own. To say that things were tough back then would be an understatement.
Success in business isn’t based on giftedness nor luck. Successful entrepreneurs all have one thing in common: they’re all obsessed with reaching a single goal. This “obsession” fuels them to keep trying and persevering no matter what happens. There are no backup plans or alternatives. They need to make it, and that’s it. That’s what made them who they are today.
There’s nothing “special” about them that you won’t understand. More so, there’s no magical skill needed. Entrepreneurship isn’t a native code in your DNA or an inherent talent. All the things that you will need are malleable. You can have them if you just work hard enough and want it bad enough. You can cultivate the qualities necessary to be an entrepreneur through sheer will, perseverance, and extreme desire.
The reality is, if you want it, you can have it, but be prepared to work for it. And remember, you don’t have to be that either!