“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
In over a decade in business, I have seen very few true entrepreneurs; people who play big, who take real risk, who get way outside their comfort zone, who risk ridicule every day, who believe when others don’t, who evolve their industry.
It’s not that people can’t do those things, it’s that they won’t do those things.
Your comfort zone is an incredibly attractive place, and most people won’t actually leave it because they won’t leave what’s inside it behind.
If the life of being an entrepreneur is calling you, be prepared to leave a lot behind because the journey is tough.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.
In my life, I’ve spent a lot of time in my head.
And as it turns out, so do people.
When in doubt, think!
Being involved in many businesses personally, and advising many more, I’ve seen a pattern that commonly afflicts entrepreneurs.
But be the author.
In life, if you can’t win, change the rules.