Entrepreneurship – Fortune Favors the Brave

October 17, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle by Perry Stevens

Entrepreneurship

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

You have probably heard or seen a variety of promotional material talking about working from the beach or the financial freedom associated with entrepreneurship or starting your own business. What many of these promotional materials fail to mention is the early start up of the business and the amount of work that it takes to actually become a successful entrepreneur. Some even go as far as trying to sell a ‘magic button’ but save your money, there are no push buttons solutions to starting a new venture online. The truth is most people are unwilling to roll up their sleeves, get on their bike or take this risks to complete all of the work it takes in order to eventually experience these freedoms.

One person who isn’t afraid of a little hard work is Richard Marriott. I met Richard online when he reached out to me from China for a blog post he was writing about Local SEO. He is now holed up in the French Alps on his latest entrepreneurial adventure with nothing much more than a donkey and a girl in a Spar shop for distraction. (I’m unaware if the Donkey speaks English or indeed if Richard speaks Donkey) To follow Richards on his entrepreneurial journey, click here. I’m sure you’ll get inspired and learn something and I’m sure he’d like to hear your words of support, remember he’s only got a donkey to talk to!

If you have an idea, or skills that you can use to work online it can be big risk to take these skills away from your existing employment and financial security. This is why many people begin to start working on their entrepreneurial endeavors as a part-time venture before jumping in fully. This can mean long hours far beyond your existing work week and for these reasons a lot of people simply avoid pursuing entrepreneurship. It’s easier to go to the pub, crash in front of the TV or just relax. My advice would be to get ‘Rock n’ Roll’ and throw your TV out the window. It’s a complete time suck and you don’t need it or will miss it!

Fortune Favors the Brave

In the best case scenario you can begin an entrepreneurial venture while you are unemployed and have full-time hours to commit to it. This is what happened a lot when the US and Europe experienced a sudden rise in unemployment as a result of the recession (and continued depression… don’t get me started!). Many entrepreneurs were creating start-ups and working online to address the need for new employment and to fix the economy without having to resort to chasing the minimal amount of jobs that were available. Still, there were a vast majority that held out to find work with a company that was hiring. Well good luck to them, the situation isn’t getting better any time soon, so now is as good time as any to get started down your entrepreneurial path.

Entrepreneurship can eventually allow you to find your way into the freedom of being able to work from the beach, or set your own hours, but it takes real work to get to this point. This is why so many start-ups and online businesses fail so quickly. New business owners are expecting freedom right away and are unmotivated to continue without seeing financial benefits and flexible hours in their near future. No one said it was going to be easy and if it was, everyone would be doing it. And where would the fun be in that? But with a little guidance, perseverance and the right attitude you can and will make it.

I’ll see you on the beach!

Entrepreneurship Is Living A Few Years Of Your Life Like Most People Won’t