Philosophies from a Young Entrepreneur
As I grow older, yet still remain young in the business, world I continually carry certain entrepreneurial philosophies that I believe can benefit business owners both young and old. While these entrepreneurial philosophies may not help all, they should assist some in engaging in a thought process which can ultimately help their business.
1. We fear entrepreneurship because it’s what we do not know. Since many universities do not teach entrepreneurship and / or consider it a viable career option, many aspiring business owners don’t know enough regarding the top and, thus shy away from engaging in it because we always fear what we don’t know. Owning an executive search firm, I found it very hard to engage in my business at first simply because I didn’t know what to expect.
I now find this deterrent to be quite the opposite of productive.
2. As an entrepreneur, it is my philosophy that we must love the entrepreneurial venture we go into. When starting a business, expect to be around your new spouse as much as if not more than your current or “real life” partner.
Therefore, the same rule applies which goes something along the lines that if you marry for money, you somehow end up broke.
3. Failure should be the least of the hesitations when opening a business. We only get one time around on this planet and to sell our qualities and ambitions short simply because we fear something which may or may not even exist makes absolutely no sense and can almost guarantee the entrepreneur feelings of regret.
While I carry many more, these 4 should philosophies on entrepreneurship should help the aspiring business owner to begin to put important pieces of the puzzles together which took me a very long time to do.