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Entrepreneurship - Do We All Have It In Us?

Entrepreneurs, are people just born with it? Is it in our DNA? Is it a learned behaviour?
I would say over the past six months while scouring the web I have noticed a huge increase in videos and posts all relating to entrepreneurship and becoming an entrepreneur. Embrace it, there has never been a better time than now to be an entrepreneur. These are all over the internet! Now I don’t know if it has been there all along and I just didn’t really pay attention to it or if it is just exploding as of late? I would have to agree there has never been a better time to start your own business. I mean, with the digital age and the reach the internet has granted every single person who has access to it, it would seem the timing couldn’t be better.
As the saying goes, “If you want something bad enough, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse”. I do honestly and whole heartedly believe this saying and you CAN achieve whatever you set your mind to.
Ever since I was in my twenties I have dreamed of owning my own business. I came to a realization that it has been for twenty years, I have procrastinated to say the least. Fear has of course played a part in this, not to mention the self-doubting questions like “what the hell would my business be? or do? or provide to people?” I know these are simply excuses. Procrastination is a horrible animal that lives in a lot of us. In my forties, I have decided to finally take the leap. Albeit part time but I have taken a step in the right direction. I know this part time thing is ONLY temporary!
In the words of Sir Richard Branson “screw it, just do it”. Is it really that simple? I guess if you have an idea, the hustle and the drive to succeed. I don’t think the entrepreneurship life is for everyone and that’s fine. Some people are happy working for someone else. You know the type going in every day, doing their job and going home at the end of the day and not having to think about it.
Personally for me, I know I am destined for bigger better things. I don’t want to continue making money for other people for the rest of my life. I want to do something I absolutely love and am passionate about and make money at it. Who wouldn’t be happy doing something you love and are passionate about and get paid for it? That’s not to say it’s easy but think about the freedom!? The joy of going to work every day doing something you love. They say: “if you do what you love you will never have to work another day in your life”.
Think about this: we spend over half our lives working, why would you want to be stuck in a job you don’t even like and be miserable for that amount of time? Life is short, make the best of it and make yourself happy. LIVE LIFE!

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You Have But One Life - Make the Most Of It

This morning being Friday, I got into work and as per usual, I went down to the kitchen and filled up my water bottles and toasted my bagel. Every day or pretty much every day, it’s the same routine: get my water, get my food and back up to my desk to start preparing for the day to come. This particular morning was a little bit different, my routine had not changed but someone said something to me that really made me pause and think.
Now this person usually says the same thing to me each day in passing. On Monday’s she will say: “ahhhhh Monday, it’s Monday again” and then similar things each day as they pass and draw us closer to the weekend. Then, on Friday she says: “Yeah Friday! It’s the weekend!”
Now I am sure we are all guilty of saying similar things at one time or another in our lives, I know I have. For some reason, on this day it really struck a chord with me and I have no idea why, but it did. The more I thought about it, the more I realized this is a terrible mindset to have in life.
You always hear people complaining about Monday mornings and then rejoicing when it’s Friday. The weekend is finally here! People for the most part are living for the weekend. Isn’t that kind of sad?
Think about this for a minute. We only have so many Monday’s on this earth. Why would you be unhappy and miserable about ANOTHER Monday coming around? Shouldn’t you be happy you woke up on the green side of the grass and are able to put your feet down on the floor another morning? You are basically saying you are just existing in life and all you have to look forward to is Friday and the weekend because you don’t have to go to work!
There is something wrong with this thought process/state of mind, wouldn’t you agree? Something has to change! If that is all you are looking forward to, get out and do something different! Leave your job if you are unhappy with it. Find something else that makes you happy, something that satisfies you.
I know that is much easier said than done but consider this: you have but ONE life, why the hell wouldn’t you want to actually LIVE it and make the most of it?