Have you noticed that the word entrepreneur is being overused lately? And when you ask someone what they do they come up with the most complicated way to say I don’t make any money? Don’t get me wrong it’s awesome that people aspire to become self-employed professionals, but you’re only an entrepreneur when you make money.
If you want to be an entrepreneur that great, but you can’t hide behind it as an excuse for being lazy. You still have to make money and if that means being an employee for a while so be it. People have used popular terms in the past to mask their laziness and in the process put a negative spin on the term. Just as they put a negative spin on startup or coaching now they are tarnishing the term entrepreneur.
It seems like yesterday when people used to use coaching as their way out. You used to ask someone what he or she does and they would say something along the lines of “I’m shoveling elephant shit in the circus and I’m a life coach”. Yeah? What have you done with your life by age 20 that makes you think you can call yourself a life coach?
I like to follow Tim Ferriss, Gary V, Patt Flynn and so much more and I have made money from my businesses and I still don’t consider myself an entrepreneur. Just to be clear, the fact that you might be misusing the term doesn’t mean you can’t actually be an entrepreneur, but you have to learn the skills first. You have to get some experience using them and then you have to actually make money.
That’s what I’m here for, to show you want’s missing and how to get it. If you have a business plan please feel free to leave it in the comments and I will be happy to go over it with you.