Most times than not, people are unaware of the 3 things involved in being successful as an entrepreneur. Owning your own business can be the most exhilarating time in your life to become your own boss, and living life on your own terms.
However, its hard. Most people don’t succeed because you are responsible for your own work, not someone else who you address as a “supervisor” who tells you what to do. The average hard working person knows this too well. We’re use to having someone else tell us what to do, pulling the strings, when to come in to work, when to leave, when to take breaks and so on.
You go to work, punch in, start working and then you leave when your work is done. You’re working for hours on end doing the tasks someone else tells you to do so you can make your boss, or company richer while their paying you an hourly wage that may be less than what you think you’re worth.
Not a great feeling, right? So whats the solution? How does one go from working all their lives for someone else, under their rules, getting paid for hours worked to working your own hours and only getting paid for your results?
Sometimes it’s scary. When you are your own boss, you can work hours on end every day for a week or more and not earn a dime? Versus working for someone else knowing you have a check coming to you once a week and all you have to do is follow someone else’s rules, do your job and you get paid regardless if your company had a bad week!
As you can see, there are many pros and cons to staying in your job/career to being an entrepreneur. The question you need to be asking yourself right now is…
“What’s it going to take for you to STICK with your dreams and goals so you can become an Entrepreneur?”
Well, here are the top 3 things I do to guarantee my success as an entrepreneur. These three things are in no particular order but without one, you won’t see the true power of being an entrepreneur. In fact, I’ll dare say that with all 3 you WILL succeed. Period!
1. Intensity… Mediocrity has no place. Having intensity with your business means getting it done, no matter what! You have to know what you want (Own your own business) and get the job done with strength, will power and the all knowing you WILL GET IT DONE! Intensity will get you through the rough, rough times…
Intensity will give you the hope and vision to succeed when others, even ourselves at times, say we can’t. Being intense with your business is the most important thing that has helped me stay strong after years of failure. Without intensity, we will die with mediocrity. We’ll burn inside with our fire never getting a chance to flare up into amazing successes.
2. Urgency… Being slow has no place. Granted we’ve heard “slow and steady wins the race.” That’s a great fable but the missing piece is being the turtle who will “eventually” get there. Yeah, you might eventually get to where you’re heading but having a sense of urgency will propel you against all odds and will guide you to the finish line. Without urgency, you’re just waiting in line. Next… next… next…
“When will you be NEXT?”
“Will you wait on someone else, or create your own urgency and get the job done NOW?!”
3. Enthusiasm… Blah won’t cut it. I’m sure you’ve heard this before but this is worth repeating because it is soo true. The last four letters are IASM which is an acronym for I Am Sold Myself. If you’re not sold on you being an entrepreneur, then don’t even start!!!! Not having enthusiasm for being your own boss is like working a job you hate. Do you hate making more money? Do you dislike setting your own hours, having a life you can call freedom? If you do, you probably wouldn’t have kept reading
Having intensity, urgency and enthusiasm is all you need to start your own business. Everything else is secondary because without those 3 you will fail!
My wish is for you to succeed, no matter what! So stop what you’re doing and start your own business today!