You’ve had the moment. I am sure of it. That fleeting thought of a great idea. Or that momentary dream of being your own boss. And maybe, just maybe, you are having the moment right now. I mean, why else would you be reading this?
If that’s true, I have a job here and I need to move quickly. You see, most people (maybe all people) have the entrepreneurial inspired moment but then quickly sink back into “reality.” They let “logic” set in and go back to the “safety” of a job. I mean, what could be safer than working for someone else and letting them determine when you get promoted, if you should get promoted, or if you are even needed any more.
But there is something bigger at play. It’s the WHY. Why are you doing what you are currently doing? If you are working for someone else, the question is why? Are you doing it because it brings happiness to your every day? Or are you doing it for the money?
If you are like most of the world, you are working your butt off. You are working to save as much money as possible, so that one day (often after that magic age of 65) you have enough money to retire and enjoy doing the things that makes you happy. Well, I am here to tell you that is backwards. Instead of working yourself to near death so that you can be happy one day, try this: Get happy now!
And how do you get happy now? You become your own boss and do what you have always wanted to do. Always wanted to scuba dive year round? Start an instructional school. Love watching CSI and Bones? Start your own personal investigation firm. Love fashion? Start a business to finally show people how not to dress like a Wal-Mart super shopper.
Here’s the deal, chiefy. I can’t guarantee your success. I don’t know if you have what it takes. And I can’t even promise that you will want to be an entrepreneur for the rest of your life. But, I can promise this… I have never seen someone’s gut steer them wrong. Maybe it won’t bring you to riches, but if you follow your heart it will bring you to happiness. And after all, aren’t we just accumulating riches so that we can get to the happiness part?