Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Entrepreneurship Is Tough

The interest in entrepreneurship has grown tremendously over the past 10 years. Everyone seems to be talking about it. In a lot of ways, that's a great thing. Entrepreneurship is an amazing thing that benefits society, creates jobs, and drives innovation.

However, it also has some downsides. Because entrepreneurship has become "cool", there are many people getting involved in entrepreneurship that frankly are not cut out for it. They don't have the true picture of what entrepreneurship entails. They choose to only see the glitz and glam, and ignore the blood, sweat, and tears.

Despite having a disclaimer like this on our homepage, we still get hundreds out of the thousands of people that contact us a month believing that just having the idea is their lottery ticket.

The truth is that entrepreneurship is the mental equivalent of doing a triathlon every day. It's not glamorous, and if you're not signed up for the long haul, it will break you.

If you're seriously considering a business, please read my article, 10,000 reasons not to start a business. If it doesn't dissuade you, then you may be up for the challenge.

Here are some funny comics from that I like to share with entrepreneurs who are considering the jump and it's pretty accurate. The truth of the matter is it is the most difficult thing you'll do.

The good news? You can get into entrepreneurship when it's right for you. You should expect that it might take you more than one time to get it right. It's a learning process, and just like becoming a doctor takes years, it will take you years to make it happen. So, make sure you're dedicated and pray that the market welcomes you with open arms.