Life as an entrepreneur is the American Dream. To be able to be your
own boss, own your own business, never report to anyone else, work
from home, make unlimited earnings and income potential, etc. Owning
your own business most definitely has its perks. But on the other hand,
there are the downsides. However, being an entrepreneur myself I view
these only as challenges. The will to work hard, fanatically, solitary
isolation, being slammed of your ideas from other people, the
uncertainty of making the business grow to fruitation are all quite scary
considerations. But it's best to know that it is out there, that it is the
negative side. To be willing to gamble your money, other peoples
money, to invest a massive amount of time and energy into your
business is something that should be considered.
The psychology of an entrepreneur is quite interesting. An entrepreneur
is confident and thinks he/she is better than everyone else. They also
tend to walk differently, march to their own drummer and are very highly
creative. Entrepreneurs tend to have many ideas and the key to there
success it being able to bring that idea to the table and successfully
grow it to fruitation. They are risk takers and have the mentality of seeing
risk as a challenge not a negative.
In this day and age, we have bred a unique group of entrepreneurs. An
article in Inc. magazine names then generation "e" for entrepreneur.
They are the twenty-something, thirty-something products of the digital
boom back when the economy was robust. These entrepreneurs have
been through a lot. If it wasn't something that was within there drive to
become there own boss, they were somehow forced or fell into this
world of formulating ones one business. This is mainly because of the
fact of being a product of the techie days came major layoffs, droughts in
the job market. This being stated, it left this new breed forced to fend for
them self. When no one in the job market was hiring, why what else was
left for them to do? That's right. The only solution was to start a business.
And it's fascinating to know of the bunch that have gone this route.
Just look at the founders of FUBU clothing, P Diddy's success, Bill Gates
is now a legend, Jamba Juice, The Body Shop and so on. They are all
successful entrepreneurs who have accomplished what they wanted to
achieve. They say it usually takes many failed businesses for an
entrepreneur to finally make one successful. There are those such as
the above whom have been luck enough to have one solid idea and
make there entrepreneurship mark just by there first try. It takes skill, it
takes knowledge, it takes passion, desire and perseverance. Why in this
rat race we live in, it is only the strongest who survive. It is the
entrepreneurs who change, who mold and who defy the ethics of what
we call "structured" "formalized" techniques in the corporate world.
The creative mind has come along way. A true entrepreneur is one we
call a "serial entrepreneur." These breeds are true to there work and
have started many businesses several times over. Entrepreneurs are
businessperson to be on the watch for. Accomplishing the American
Dream, they continue to fuel the economy and change the world with
their new businesses and ideas. Inventors, artist, tinkerers, business
owners alike are all models of an entrepreneur. Once you get some of
them started, watch out. There is great admiration for the entrepreneur.
The ability to think differently, possess creative talents, have desire and
passion are the roots of a true entrepreneur.
I commend them all. Bravo entrepreneur, Bravo.
About the Author:
Jennifer Lynn is an ecommerce entrepreneur, artist, writer, and musician
based in New York-Chicago.
She has written and contributed numerous articles online about adult
entertainment, entrepreneurship, ecommerce, technology, pop culture,
generation x, quarter life and city trends & news.
A highly creative entrepreneur with focus in web marketing, business
development and ecommerce. Presently, she is involved in JMR, an
online referral biz for artists in the entertainment industry. She also runs
other ecommerce sites including an interactive entertainment hub and
her own personal site.
Before startin' JMR, Jennifer Lynn was a tech recruiter with a Chicago
based start-up company. She's also a professional pianist. Jennifer
Lynn received her degree from De Paul University in liberal arts.
When she's not workin' away, you can find her lofting on a beach, into
travel, and dabbling in new creative ventures with artists &
entrepreneurs around town.
Jennifer Lynn believes passion in doing what ever it is you love to do is
the key to one's personal success.