The most obvious advantage is the opportunity to be your own boss. Being in charge and making the important decisions regarding your business can be fulfilling, but it can also be challenging. Here are more thoughts on the pros and cons that come with being a small business owner: You choose the work you like to do and that makes the most of your strengths and skills.
A good friend of me once told me that people who just want to be entrepreneurs rarely succeed — the journey is just far too tough and lonely for one to succeed if it is just something you want.
For a person to succeed on this less beaten path, it has to be more that something you just want — you have to need it. But why do I need it? Luckily over the course of the past two weeks, I applied for the Founder Institute, a start-up accelerator, and I was presented with the following essay question to answer: Answering this question took a good deal of soul searching, but thankfully everything came together when I went to the very core of things and looked at my core values — lifelong learning, freedom and making a social impact.
Getting real about entrepreneurship now that I have graduated from university has turned out to be a trying and difficult process — but one thing that always seems to put a smile on my face is the fact that I go to bed every night having the pleasure of learning something completely new.
Secondly, my family is extremely important to me and I want to have the freedom to be there for them when they need me — just like how my business owner dad was around for me when I was growing up. When I was growing up, I was extremely blessed to have my business owner dad always being around — he took me out for breakfast, he sent me to tuition and was always there to support me, much unlike other dads who always seemed to be too busy.
I want to do the same for my children and wife in the future.
Finally, I have also learnt that entrepreneurs are a crucial component of creating lasting social change. Everyone wants to make an impact and my personal vision is to bring my two passions together — connecting people, as well as technology — and to fundamentally change the quality of interpersonal connection people have with one another in this fast-paced, often impersonal world.
I want to live an awesome, inspiring life, and I take a long term view at success. Ultimately, the more you stretch yourself, the more you learn, and the sooner you get where you want to go.
Right now the answer seems to be entrepreneurship for me — the trials, tribulations and learning that comes along with it would definitely help me become a better student of life. This entry was posted on October 24,2: You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.
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