Most people think that being self-employed is a piece of cake, glamorous and we make a load of money. Most people would be wrong on all counts. Being self-employed is HARD work, far from glamorous and even if the business makes a 'load' of money, it doesn't necessarily mean the owner does.
Then there is the 'emotional' side of being self-employed: fear, uncertainty, doubt, shame. There is also – Passion. That one word is the only word I could think of that would explain, why we do what we do. Why we work long hours, sacrifice things in our lives, why we ignore the naysayers – it's a passion. Entrepreneurs are driven people who have this burning need to follow their dream, no matter what. We can't explain it, we can't deny it.
So, how do we do it? We make it up as we go. Yes, there are books on being your own boss. Yes, there are mentors, counselors, agencies, consultants, all of which can help. But each of us still have to make it up as we go, mainly because each of us is different, and so is our passion. Making it up as we go helps us learn, grow, overcome, experiment, breakthrough, invent, solve problems. Making it up as we go is just a part of the entrepreneurial spirit.
You want to be an Entrepreneur? Then wing it, make it up as you go, that's how a lot of us do it. Explore, experiment, listen. But, also have a goal, and a good plan. Remember don't let fear, doubt, uncertainty and shame stop you.
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