Of course, Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. Nothing worth-while is. Still, it is better to forge your own path than placing your future in someone else’s hands.
Being an entrepreneur is like being a storm chaser. The dream you are chasing is a swirling, twirling, brewing beast of risk, but if you chase it well and wisely, doing so can be quite an adventure. So if you’re going to become a storm chaser, here are three steps that will equip you for what is coming.
1. Wanting The Storm
Fear is the most common reason that potential entrepreneurs decline to make a business move. Difficult days and sleepless nights will come. But the best entrepreneurs earn to see these obstacles as opportunities. They crave the challenges instead of running from them.
Fear steals more dreams than failure ever will. To eradicate your worries, you have to see the problem of a storm as the promise of a better future.
2. Walking Into The Storm
Once you decide you want to be in the storm, you have to step into it. is difficult because you’ll be tempted often to turn back, to race back to safer, calmer waters and you’ll tell yourself that you should get out and try again at a better time. Unfortunately, there is never an easy time to start a business. No matter how long you wait, there’s always a chance that your business will fail, but there’s also a chance that it will succeed. But remember “Quitters never win and winners never quit.” So you’ve to convince yourself early that quitting isn’t an option. Once you stop looking for a way out of the storm, you can focus your energy on finding a way through it.
3. Weathering The Storm
We imagine that most prominent entrepreneurs like Bill Gates are underdogs who fought their way to success with nothing except ingenuity. This is a myth. The best start-ups are led by people who are entrenched in the community. Having people to lift you up when you lose and to celebrate when you win is essential. Find two or three people who would commit to supporting you on your journey of entrepreneurship and who can remind you of why you’ve chosen this path. Eliminate negative people from your life.
If you learn to confront the storm, you’ll conquer the storm.