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...
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
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?