Many ask the question “Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?” At first I wasn’t sure how to answer that. Now though when I look back at my experiences, I believe it was all in the making from the start. Even in school, both high school and college, I never took random classes because they were easy. Well except for the couple of elective math classes I took in college. Still, I think that was still molding me to become an entrepreneur.
I don’t have a problem with following instructions from supervisors, I have a problem when supervisors don’t teach and train and rule by threats. I always strive to be that supervisor that did not rule by threats. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about running a business and how to be a leader. I didn’t become an entrepreneur to boss people around. I became an entrepreneur to help, teach and train others while providing a service.
Each of my businesses provide at lease one of those factors if not more. I didn’t become an entrepreneur to boss people around, I did it fill a need, provide a service. Yes there have been times when I’ve tried some businesses and then thought, this isn’t for me. However, when I started my current businesses it was meant to be. I knew right away this was wanted I wanted. Yes, there have been some rough moments. There were times when I wondered if I was doing the right thing for all the right reasons. Sometimes I realized I wasn’t and stopped pursuing that specific avenue.
There’s no doubt that I have challenging moments. I refuse to allow those moments to define me or what I’m trying to do. I enjoy what I do and plan to do it full time in the very near future.
Are you an entrepreneur? Why did you become an entrepreneur? Please share your thoughts in the comments!