Anyone can be an entreprenuer. But not everyone should pursue entreprenuership.
Social media has glamorized many things, most of all being an entrepreneur. The idea of not having any boss to answer to is of course appealing. But just like many things online we get sold just on side of the story. Driving sales, accounting, product development, marketing, networking, customer trouble shooting, IT and so much more goes into operating a successful business.
I think what some of you really want is autonomy. Read the following definition from Vocabulary.com:
When a group wants to govern itself or a person wants to make independent decisions, they are looking for autonomy. Autonomy comes from the Greek roots auto meaning “self” and nomos meaning “custom” or “law.” This reflects the political sense of the word — a group’s right to self-government or self-rule. When a person seeks autonomy, he or she would like to be able to make decisions independently from an authority figure.
You can experience this at a well-paying job. As a matter of fact, having autonomy in your career before you step out and run your own company is an advantage. You would have experienced what it’s like to work on your own, be personally responsible for your work and make decisions for your self.
Fubu founder and Shark Tank regular Daymond John has expressed on multiple occasions that contrary to what some people think he never quit his day job at Red Lobster to launch Fubu. He kept his well paying job until he was absolutely ready to make the full-time entrepreneurial jump.
If you have the itch to make the same jump, think to yourself if that’s what you really want right now. To be a business owner or have autonomy in your daily work. The latter is a real possibility without having to jump prematurely into the wonderful world of entrepreneurship.