So lately I have been meeting with several entrepreneurs and finding a certain theme. One of two things is happening.
One – they are in the process of being acquired or actively looking to be acquired or they have, in my words not theirs, given up and decided to go get that steady paycheck. Some due to family obligations and others due to other influences or conditions. I don’t blame them and don’t look down on them as there have been several times that I briefly have thought it would be easier to go and work for someone else and get that steady paycheck. But then I remember a quote I heard…
Two – they are rebranding or relaunching their business from a different aspect or point of view to fit their niche or better serve a market need. I find myself in this category as well. Our motto seems to be…
So where do you find yourself in this dynamic? The first one or the second one?
Either way you need to do what is right for you and your family. The first one is easier but it is my belief the second one is more rewarding.
A mentor of mine once told me that the people that are struggling to understand why you don’t do something else will be the first ones to be there and pat you on the back when you succeed and tell you they always knew you could do it.
So maybe owning your own business is not for you. I admit it is not for everyone. But what keeps me going is seeing all the successes of people like, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs (even though he really wasn’t a nice guy he was successful) Bill Gates, Ted Waitt (If you don’t know that name, google it). And one thing I have told several people who have said to me that they would like to do what I do…
“It is not for the faint of heart and at times it is a very lonely place to be.”
Even though there are many mastermind groups of successful entrepreneurs they each have to be the one, who late into the night feel doubts that they cannot express to others, and decide to get up every day and make themselves do what needs to be done in order to be successful. For this select few they truly believe in never ever giving up.
So you see, it is a true statement: “If it was easy, everyone would do it”
Les Adkins CEO and Founder Orange SMS, Serial Entrepreneur, Adventurer, and co-founder APocket (coming to your mobile device soon) #LikeAPocketonFB #ChangeTheWorld
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