Being an entrepreneur has it’s ups and downs. But, with the proper mindset, you can enjoy the entrepreneur roller coaster!
It’s not about how tough you are. It simply comes down to how committed you are to serving the needs of others. Once you can get that picture clear in your mind, the stress and anxiety of being an entrepreneur will lift.
The problem is usually us. Not our clients. It’s how we perceive things as reality that often sets the course for how our journey will turn out.
The last thing anyone wants to be around is a negative person.
But dealing with the ups and downs of the unknown variables of the entrepreneurial can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned veterans of us. The fact is, believe it or not, it’s the unpredictability to the journey that you love.
That’s right. The very thing you hate sometimes about the unknown variables of being an entrepreneur are the very things that keep you hooked on the possibility to achieving your dream. Because vision is timeless. And it’s yours.
Decide who it is you want to serve and “voila”, the stress of the unknown will melt away.
That’s what my good friend discovered when he called me with a cloud over his head. Seems he was experiencing the downward spiral of the roller coaster.
When I picked up the phone, I knew something was wrong. Us entrepreneurs have a sense about these things.
Anyway, it turned out that my entrepreneur buddy had got sucked into the belief that he may have made a big mistake pursuing this entrepreneur thing. It happens.
But when I reminded him of the years he invested in his craft and all he walked away from years ago, which allowed him to help literally thousands of people live healthier and freer lives, he couldn’t argue with the facts.
The more he focused on how many people he has helped over the years, the more jazzed he got.
Seems remembering how much of a difference he was making in the lives of others caused him to switch mental tracks on the roller coaster. He was no longer crashing down into hopeless oblivion of abandoning his dreams. He was now enjoying the anticipated thrill of the roller coaster beginning a new upward turn.
He had no choice. His vision compelled him to stay committed to his dream, because he knew people needed him- and he was making a difference in their lives.
Suddenly, the journey was no longer lonely and hopeless. The roller coaster began it’s steep climb towards helping another person achieve their goals.
He wouldn’t have it any other way. Neither would any other entrepreneur.