Being an entrepreneur certainly, has its benefits.
You can work your own schedule, work where you like and with the people you like.
I enjoy the freedom and creativity that entrepreneurship gives me, but It does not mean it lacks its challenges.
Don’t be afraid of being an entrepreneur; it could be one of the best decisions you can make.
In this article, I’d like to share a few things about entrepreneurship.
Start your entrepreneurial journey with a vision.
To create your vision, answer these four questions.
1. What business do you want to do?
2. Where are you trying to get to?
3. What will you sell or who will you help?
4. When you finally succeed, what would you like your business to look like?
Don’t wait to start until you are sure to succeed.
I know people who take lot’s and lot’s of business courses but never begin. These people have the analysis paralysis syndrome.
Don’t over analyze things because it will kill your dreams.
You need to take a risk and have faith.
Risk takers make it in entrepreneurship. If you like being sure and safe, then you will end up struggling as an entrepreneur.
Failure is normal
Failing and making mistakes will be a normal a part of your journey.
I’ve not yet met an entrepreneur who says they never failed either in their product or business venture.
The best part about failing is, you learn how Not to fail.
It’s OK to start small
Some people sell their homes and cars, move to another country, start a business, and succeed.
We’ve all read those stories.
But not all of us can do this or should even attempt to.
As much as we admire these risk takers, it’s OK for you to start small.
Begin with what you have
What do you have in your hand? What are your skills? What resources can you easily get?
The Bible story of Jesus feeding the crowd with five loaves and two fish is a lesson in entrepreneurship.
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down -about five thousand men were there.
Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated -as much as they wanted.
He did the same with the fish.
When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.
What entrepreneur lessons do you see in this story?
1. There is a need, and it has to be addressed.
2. Andrew sees an opportunity even though it appears impossible at first.
3. Team work -never do it alone.
4. Prayer for success.
5. God answers the prayer and multiplies the fish and loaves.
6. They gathered the leftovers after eating, means save your money and re-invest.
Now it is your turn to share what this story tells you about entrepreneurship?
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