Am I Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur?


Transcript:

If you would love to start your own business, but you’re kind of intimidated by the whole entrepreneurial concept, and you’re wondering deep down if you’re really cut out to be an entrepreneur, this video is for you.

I really want to bust through some of the myths that are surrounding entrepreneurship, and give you a quick litmus test for what it’s really all about, so you can see if it’s for you.

Here’s what I know about you if you’re like most smart people:

What do you think about when you hear the word entrepreneur?

You probably think about people like Arianna Huffington, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Steve Jobs.

How does that make you feel?

Probably about this small, right?

I normally show this slide inside my online programme, Your Career Change Map, which is an online programme for helping you decide how much of a career change you need, and then help you design your ideal business or career

Every time I show this slide and talk about this, people are always really relieved. “Oh my God. Thank you so much. I thought I was the only one who felt like a nobody compared to those people.”

So this is what I really want to break down.

You don’t have to be like Steve Jobs to be an entrepreneur or to become one.

You don’t have to a 21 year old unicorn out of Silicon Valley.

You don’t have to start something that goes into a million dollar IPO.

You don’t even have to do something terribly disruptive or new, or something that never existed in the world of humankind.

Here’s what I really want you to get.

The secret to starting your own business fast and the real way that entrepreneurship work is this:

Focus on solving a real problem that people want to pay to have solved.

That’s it.

Pheeew.

Let me say that again.

Entrepreneurship and starting your own business fast is all about focusing on solving a real problem that people want to pay to have solved. That is it.

What I want you to know is that really where your focus should be, and that’s why…

The question is not, “Am I cut out to be an entrepreneur?”

But rather, “Can I find problems to solve that people will pay me to solve?”

That’s really all it comes down to and what business is about.

The good news is:

Problems (that people want to pay to have solved) are your way out of the job you hate.

It’s your way into the business that you love and that you get paid for.

When I work with people, a lot of what we focus on is identifying problems that they have an interest in solving.

Maybe it’s even something you had a problem with yourself that you found the formula for and now you want to share it.

Too many ideas?
If you’re the kind of person who has way too many ideas for a business, this is the filter you run it through.

It’s not just enough to do what you love, there’s got to be a market for it, and there’s got to be people who want to pay you for it and have a real need so much so they’re willing to hand over their cash.

That is how you both do what you love and make a living. That’s how it works.

No ideas?
If you’re someone who right now would love to start your own business but you don’t know what you want to do, problems are your way out.

Just identify problems that you have an interest in solving and find the market and give them what they need.

You do not have to wait around to find your passion or your purpose or anything like that. That will happen in the process. You really do not have to overthink this. You can absolutely do it.

Here is what I want you to start doing.

Exercise: Start identifying problems you want to solve.

Make sure there’s a market for it, and a market that can pay you what you want.

If you want help – Get in touch and let’s talk.


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