Entrepreneur [en·tre·pre·neur] Risk-taking businessperson. Somebody who initiates or finances new commercial enterprises.*
Entrepreneurs are dreamers. Visionaries. Risk takers. You see things bigger and better than they really are. You see the unseen. When someone hands you lemons; you see more than lemonade. You see the chain of lemonade stands. There is no greater professional reward than to watch your product or service grow from an idea to a mature and successful enterprise. Because your vision is bigger than any job, you feel that you can’t work for anybody else. You crave independence and freedom. Rules were meant to broken; and boxes were meant to get out of. You are an artist and your business is your canvas. You are your own boss.
The reasons that drive you to launch your business can be the very factors that cause it’s demise. While there is an art to delivering your product or service, there is a very specific science to launching a business successfully. Violate the rules and the punishment is costly. Loss of money and control are two penalties that immediately come to mind. That does not need to be your destiny. Your business can take-off and ascend like a rocket if you embrace the two words that most entrepreneurs abhor. The two most hated words in the entrepreneurial language are ‘written’ and ‘plan’. Planning is FUN! Have you ever planned a vacation, or trip, or party, or special event, or a surprise? Did you enjoy it?
Embrace the science and the art will blossom. Launch your business and your life will be everything you imagined it would be.
Do you want to run your business or do you want it to run you?