When you start a business that you’re passionate about, it wakes you up and fuels action.
Your passion creates ideas, which ignites more enthusiasm.
You can’t stop thinking about it because you want it so bad that you are generating your own motivation.
That’s what entrepreneurship should be. Am I right?
I’ve heard so many people say they want to start their own business because they want to be their own boss, make their own schedule, and rule their own life. Great. I applaud that notion.
But all too often those same individuals get started and realize all the work they are now responsible for. Unknowingly they have just signed-up to manage not just one role in the business, but to wear ALL the hats.
That’s why I always say, not everyone is cut out for business ownership or to be an entrepreneur. And that’s why it’s so important for those who are driven by it, to have and embrace their passion for it.
Because only then will the required motivation sustain you.
I have to give credit to my mama for teaching me this lesson over and over in Propel’s early days. When the really tough stuff would creep up and I would process and vent to her and dad about the frustration of the situation, mom would often say, “Jamie, you’re working too hard. Why don’t you just go get a 9-5 job and let someone pay you to clock in and clock out instead of holding onto all the responsibility?”
Thank you, mama. Little did you know it, but those very words were just what I needed to spur my attitude back in line and continue the race ahead. The very thought of working for someone else was motivation enough for me to dig my heels in harder and deeper and keep going.
And again I would be reminded of my ‘why’, and the passion behind the mission would emerge again.
You see, my passion is helping small business owners. My history is steeped in watching my mom and dad work as entrepreneurs and wear all the hats. I understand the struggle to keep all the plates spinning and juggle all the balls and I am hardwired to see how all those pieces connect and then help build a plan to establish firm business foundations.
What is your passion? What drives you? Is it enough to keep you going? Or have you just replaced a 9-5 job with a 24/7 responsibility monger that is draining you at an unsustainable rate?
When the constant nature of being a business owner becomes fuel that generates energy in you, you know you’ve found your passion! And THAT is worth all the action you put in.
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