He said, “Not everyone is like you. I’m not cut out to be an entrepreneur.” That’s just an excuse and I’m tired of hearing it.
I don’t consider myself an entrepreneur. But I do stuff that sometimes makes money. It may not be much, but I own it. I can’t be made redundant or laid-off from this income.
Many people think starting a business or having a side hustle is risky.
Being an EMPLOYEE is the biggest risk of all.
You spend most of your waking hours creating value for someone else and guess how much of that value you own?
It’s like a turkey that is fed well every day and then on Thanksgiving it’s surprised when the machete comes out.
The three greatest addictions are carbs, heroin, and a stable income.
Whether it’s a global pandemic, minimizing corporate expenses, or automation, it’s a matter of time before your job is gone forever.
I’m not saying this to be dramatic.
I’m a financial analyst and most of my job is using formulas and logic to build financial models and create reports.
I know it’s a matter a time before my job doesn’t exist.
A CEO could get fired if she doesn’t replace employees that make $50,000-100,000 per year with software that could do the same job for a fraction of the price.
You can work your ass off, do all the “right” things, and be a great person and still have your JOB taken from you.
That sounds pretty fucking risky.
I started a tax prep and notary business when I was 19. After college, I launched my first website selling aftermarket car parts, created 1,000+ resumes for clients, published 7 books, did contract work for very large social media companies that I’m not allowed to name, and there’s real estate stuff sprinkled in there too.
I tell myself I’m going to just do a 9-5 and relax.
But I do it again and start something new. And again. And again.
That’s because I can see the future we’re headed towards and I don’t want to be relying on a government stimulus check or universal basic income to survive.
The clock is ticking.
I’m an entrepreneur, just like the rest of us.
Make the leap and join me now. It will be hard at first and you will make mistakes, but it will be worth it.
Or wait a few years and be forced to.
You know what’s worse than doing something new that scares you?
Being a turkey on Thanksgiving when the machete comes out.
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