Why Entrepreneurs Are Motivated Differently
To be a good entrepreneur you have to understand that some things aren’t going to go through. Maybe eighty-percent of them aren’t going to go through. But I think it is a journey for a lot of people. If you’re not an entrepreneur, you tend to be working for somebody else, and you have that terrible worth that I loath, which is “retire.” I think the new entrepreneur is really “today,” most kids today that’s where they’re heading. They want to create this, create that, create an app, create a new shop, and create something. But don’t be fooled, you’ll probably work harder than you ever have in your life. Entrepreneurs work all the time. They don’t go home at five o’clock. They take their work home with them. They work on weekends. They work all the time. But you have to love what you do, and you have to love that work.
So I think like entrepreneurs I also don’t see the bottom line so much. They don’t see, “Oh, how much I’m going to earn,” unless, the bank is asking them. But how much am I going to have in five years, or ten years. They’re not really seeing that journey. They’re seeing the excitement of the journey. I think all entrepreneurs will say it is the closing of that deal, when somebody says, “Yeah, yeah, I’ll do that!” There is nothing like it. That is what ignites you for the next venture, and the next. The key to a good entrepreneur is when they knock you back, to jump back up, and get out there. You’re waiting for that yes all the time.