Self-confidence is step one no matter what level of business you want to engage in. Once you master yourself then it’s time to begin writing your OWN business story. I have a confession to make while I am an entrepreneur I don’t believe every should be one or if they chose a different path that they’ve missed out on some great journey. Nobody would tell everyone to be a doctor or hairstylist.
You must define what it means to be successful in business.
My story is very simple I could land amazing jobs but soon became bored once I had learned the system and wanted to make improvements but quickly realized I did not have the power to overhaul someone elses business. I needed to have a voice. This meant one of two paths be CEO or run my own company. My definition of success meant that I needed to have the power and decision making abilities to try new things. If I chose CEO I would still be working within someone else’s framework. It would be their story not mine. It is important to me that I write and rewrite my own story. So, I chose entrepreneurship.
It is important to write out the reasons you think you want to be an entrepreneur. Hint: be a millionaire is NOT good enough. Be your own Boss you say… that’s only the beginning of a reason. What are you willing to do to be your own boss?
I suggest every reluctant entrepreneur ask themselves what is their definition of success.
The answer may shock you and it may not fit other people’s definition. In case it really needs to be written: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR! If you love your career great. If you are happy with a 9-5 work situation super! If you enjoy regular paychecks wonderful! I firmly believe that there is dignity in all work and all paths.
Take some time and write your definition.
Here is mine:
suc·cess by Shante
1-The start, development, and subsequent liquidation of several businesses.
2-Using my talents to change the lives of others, by providing employment, empowerment, entertainment, and delivering products that will improve quality of life.
Dr. Shante Williams is a serial entrepreneur who started slow and in the shallow end of the business pool. She has worked in Biotech, Big Pharma, Green Energy, and Academia