I think we all have this place, somewhere in the back of our minds, where we want to create this Zen-like world. As a child I wanted to be so many things: a truck driver, mechanic, painter, and a preacher.
Every task I set out to accomplish would put me right where I am now. I needed to be an entrepreneur; I needed to create the world I wanted to live in. No one was going to make my world better. They said they had solutions to my problems, but they could only put Band-Aids on the pain.
It was at this point that I realized the person that needed to create this world I wanted to live in was me. That is how so many of us become entrepreneurs. We were using creative thinking to keep our dreams alive.
I wanted to be an editor or journalist. I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur to keep my magazine going ~ Richard Branson
When I ask people why they want to start a business, they tell me they want to change something. They say they want to have a certain career, but they want to do it for themselves and not spend all the time working for someone else.
I remember my friend Pat starting his current home theater and home electronics business 11 years ago. Pat was the number one sales person at his business bringing work in. Why? He wanted to succeed. He didn’t just want to sell; he wanted to have the company. It was the desire to keep the place in business that turned him into an entrepreneur.
The hard fact is if you want to build any business it will not grow until you take the responsibility and do what it takes to keep on moving. Currently, I’m working to motivate many writers. They want to finish a book, start a blog; they really want to be writers. To get here they must become creative and write.
In the business world today, we need more people who are entrepreneurs, and not just starting companies. We need them inside many of the great corporations, solving the problems to make companies grow.
The word “entrepreneur” may be sexy to some, but the best way do describe an entrepreneur is someone who will work to succeed no matter what happens. They will do what it takes, work all hours of the day and night to succeed. Are you willing to do what it takes to succeed?
I’m Tim Gillette, creator of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Keys to Business Success. It’s time to unlock your dream and make some changes to love your life again. Are you ready for Rock ‘n’ Roll Success in your world in 2013?