As an avid entrepreneur who has been playing this game for more than 20 years, I am always amazed just how resilient my peers are, and myself for that matter.
No matter how tired, sick or out-of-sorts I am, I get-up and show-up for every single meeting that I am required to be at. I also make sure that I turn up to work.
While many employees of entrepreneurs may at times feel like they “have the good life” they rarely see the sacrifice and resilience required to just make the payroll. For employees, it’s a given. They make decisions based on what is best for them (and they should), whereas employers and in particular entrepreneurs know that “it’s not about them”, it’s about employees and building a business that is successful.
The tide turns from time to time - that's a fact. When a business is doing incredibly well, most seasoned entrepreneurs know that some months will follow that are not living up to their expectations.
The soul of your business is so much more. It's living and breathing every single second inside every single person who works for you and determines the energy that people get when they interact with your business, and your people.
On April 29th of this year, I received a call from an old Army friend of mine that no one was expecting. He called and told us that Weston Lee had been hit by an IED and passed away the night before.
As a female entrepreneur, I have big goals, and my dreams are not only something I think about often, I have carefully strategized the execution of a plan to achieve each and every dream I have had for myself.
Why women entrepreneurs spend far too much time criticizing themselves
Then of course, there are the dreamers who do nothing more than talk about their aspirations and never act on their aspirations. Being an entrepreneur takes a lot of fixed determination, bravery, and thick skin. There are a lot of people that want to see you fail and think that you can do it. Prove them wrong! For an entrepreneur, that's all part of the parcel, and what motivates us to actually deliver upon what may have first started out as just a good idea.
Below are a few things that motivate entrepreneurs to start their own business.
We are human and mostly we shrug it off and learn from them.
Entrepreneurs are renowned for making mistakes because when most of us started, there were no courses on how to be an entrepreneur, and mentorship was harder to come by then it is today.
10 Mistakes that many entrepreneurs make: