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How To Simplify Entrepreneurship

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

I knew it all along


But I never wanted to listen


Instead, I listened to everyone else


That was easier for me, there was no responsibility...


It always gave me the opportunity to point my finger at someone


Instead of looking in the mirror and owning up to my sh*t


In fact, I even enjoyed being able to blame others


If it was never me, I could carry on as usual


But usual was miserable and lonely


I felt dis-connected from it all


I need to re-connect...


It's a BS term


They all say to find work/life balance


But I think this is a bullshit term and confuses people


It implies that we spend our time 50/50 between living and working


But what is this "living" part? Is that just leisure activity, or all life outside of work?


Because a lot of our living time is more survival...cooking, errands, parenting


Which means the time you spend working becomes more valuable


You're no longer focusing on survival but instead on growth


And the more connected you are to the work you do


The more connected you'll be to life in general


And the more you'll grow as a person


It's about meaningful work ya'll This connection is TOP...


Insecurity can kill you


No joke, it rips your soul away


Unfortunately, I still fight this battle myself


But for me, it affects more my personal/social life


When it comes to business, I'm more confident than ever


That being said, I was insecure in my own skills for many years


I was always looking for validation, I needed the promotion and the raise


And there was no way in hell I was going to be an entrepreneur, not a chance


Instead, you could find me watching Shark Tank in the evenings on TV


Then praying that an idea would come to me that evening


It was all about the idea, I used that as an excuse


When, in fact, I had acquired some skills


And could focus more on a service


Then an idea or physical thing


This changed everything...


The "Entrepreneur" is born


I think it was the word alone


And all the hype that distorted me


I had a definition of an entrepreneur in my head


Someone running an innovative multi-million dollar business


Or someone who invented a cool new gadget no one had ever seen


This was what I was trying to achieve all along, it was hopeless


When instead, all it took was a proper mindset shift


And changing my definition of "entrepreneur"


It wasn't about money or an idea


It was about freedom...


Freedom...ahhhhhhhh


Now I could focus


My mind was finally in the right place


It was about the freedom to work my own hours


It was about the freedom to work on different projects


It was about the freedom to be my true self and drop all the fear


I had now been working in the cannabis industry for a large company for 3 years


And I had 5 plus years of corporate sales experience prior to that


I was also a native English speaker living in Portugal You put all three of these things together


And you have a cannabis advisor


In a growing industry


In Europe...


The Lesson


Entrepreneurship can be simple


I did not say easy, but there are plenty of opportunities


I encourage you all to investigate your skills if you're disconnected from work


And give yourself the opportunity to try selling your own services directly to customers


Think about it, if you've been employable all along, you have what someone needs


Now you just need to learn how to sell and market your service to the public


With the internet, this is can be done as a solo entrepreneur as well


In the end, you need to be the one who believes in yourself


That was the only thing that was holding me back


I could have started earlier for sure


But I didn't have the confidence


I overcomplicated all of it


You don't need to...


What's your definition of an entrepreneur?












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