I was never told I was an entrepreneur. I had to discover this on my own. Whether it was going door- to-door selling lemonade or re-selling Ed Hardy clothing or baseball cards, I’ve always had a knack for making money on my own. I greet every day with a sense of gratitude.
However, if I didn’t discover this on my own, I could’ve been another cog in the machine. Luckily, that didn’t happen, and I don’t want it to happen to you either. I hope some of these signs resonate with you, and that you decide to take the entrepreneurial path!
You Hate Working For Other People
I’ve had a few jobs in my life. Some I did like, and some I didn’t. However, I found it easier it to work for myself than having a boss. If you hate being told what to do and hate feeling underappreciated, entrepreneurship might be the road for you.
When I finally made the life-changing discovery that I could work for myself—no one really tells you that growing up—it blew my mind. I started to see everything in a new light. I could finally become my own boss.
You Hate Clocking in and Clocking Out
During your first few years as being an entrepreneur, you’re going to be working around the clock. When you want to create something that leaves a lasting legacy, it’s going to take more work than your typical nine to five.
The best and worst thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can work whenever you’d like, and you get to make your own hours. As entrepreneurs, we’re notoriously known for working long hours. On this point, I recommend separating personal space from your work space. We all need to re-charge every day.
You Desire a Better Lifestyle
I always knew that for the most part, a paycheck wasn’t going to help me attain the lifestyle I wanted. We only have so much time on this planet. Why spend it doing something you hate?
I’ve always wanted to travel the world and visit places that only existed in my mind. I know that if I want that Maserati, working hourly is not going to get me there.
If you see yourself wanting more than the average life, you could be an entrepreneur. Granted, all of us want more, but are you prepared to take yourself out there?
You Take Risks
Being an entrepreneur means taking risks for a dream no one can see but yourself. Entrepreneurs understand that if they take a risk and it doesn’t work out, they learn and grow from it.
In life, there are risks in everything we do. Whether it’s asking that girl or guy out or buying a new house, there is always going to be some sort of risk involved.
Entrepreneurs know that if they want to live a life they’ve never had, they have to do things they’ve never done.
You’re a Bit Different
Quoting Steve Jobs, “The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.” I have that quote hanging above my work computer and above my bed. I guess you could say I like it a lot. Do you want to leave the world a better place than when you found it? You’ve joined the right club.
Entrepreneurs aren’t normal people, we’re the three percent for a reason. We see everyday opportunities that others don’t. We’re different and couldn’t care less. We have enough haters as it is.
Being an entrepreneur is not something I chose to be, it’s who I am. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.