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The Emotional Rollercoaster of Being an Entrepreneur

04 Mar

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Entrepreneurship is definitely not for everyone and especially not for the faint of heart. Some people are born to be entrepreneurs, while others will fall into it naturally. If you can’t see yourself leaving the comfort of a solid corporate salary and starting a new brand from scratch, then maybe the entrepreneurial lifestyle isn’t best for you.

Entrepreneurship takes a lot of time and sacrifice. You literally need to be ready to give up everything from job security, financial stability, social life and sometimes even friendships to dedicate however long it takes to build the business. Expect to work long hours with little pay, and always be on high alert for whatever you might be faced with.

You must have an unwavering belief that what you are doing will succeed. Ultimately, entrepreneurship is started and driven forward by passion, and businesses who aren’t fueled by it will have a hard time becoming notable. It is clear and inspiring when companies are operating for a greater purpose other than profit.

It is very possible that despite your best efforts it may not work out, and you have to be ready and willing to accept failure. Failure is extremely important in the process, and with it comes invaluable lessons and experiences which will carry on throughout your time as an entrepreneur. Remember, you’re probably going to fall down, but the world doesn’t care how many times it happens as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get back up.

Successful entrepreneurs are comfortable with taking on a massive responsibility load, being challenged and trailblazing their way through the roller coaster ride. Honestly ask yourself whether or not you’re able to handle the constant stress and unexpected twists and turns that the ride will no doubt take. You have to not only be able to take it as it comes, but thrive on it and change the course yourself.

Ini curcol akut. Sekian. Terima kasih. Huffftt.. *ngelapkeringet*

“It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself.”
(Christina Aguilera)

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2014 in Smartpreneur

 

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