Are you really an Entrepreneur or do you just own a business?
For 15 years I thought I was an entrepreneur because I owned my own business and invested in property. But really that doesn’t make me an entrepreneur.
In reality what I had was a job in a business I created. It was a successful business but it took all my time, money and resources to manage and operate. Whilst I enjoyed it for periods of time and made a good living, it was also really draining.
I didn’t have any time to do the things I was passionate about, I didn’t have the time to spend with my family without talking about business, I couldn’t leave the business and it operate well without me being there to oversee it. I wasn’t living the life I wanted. Yet I still thought I was an entrepreneur which actually held me back. I was effectively stuck in a job that wasn’t going anywhere.
Thinking of myself as an entrepreneur was actually holding me back, because I thought, as an entrepreneur I should be able to figure it all out myself. I had to have all the answers and I had to create everything myself.
When I came to the realisation I wasn’t an entrepreneur in the truest sense it opened up new avenues to me and different ways to make money and build a business.
I always thought network marketing was for people who couldn’t make it alone, a bit like a teacher only teaches because they couldn’t do it. It was a very blinkered view.
What I’ve found from network marketing is that you can still be an ‘entrepreneur’ business owner in that your success is down to you but you also get the support of a network that has the answers, a system that works that you don’t need to invent it all and recreate the wheel.
Instead of having to think of everything myself I can plug into the network and get all the answers on how to be successful.
Also I don’t have the stress and worry or employing staff, Human Resources, all the overheads that come with holding stock and inventory, I don’t have to worry about product development and getting it to market. That’s all taken care of.
Instead I can spend my time connecting with like minded people that share similar passions, I can build the business in my own time