There are many different forms of entrepreneurs ranging from the little boy selling lemonade on the corner, to the stay at home mom who blogs for a living.
Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life and unite into a core group of individuals who just want something more in life. This isn’t to say that traditional, hard working class citizens don’t matter, it simply means that entrepreneurs want just a “little extra” if you must.
They do work not because they get paid, they do it because they believe in what they’re doing. They’re working towards something much greater than themselves and see the world in a very unique lens.
Where one person see’s a disaster, entrepreneurs see opportunity.
But opportunity comes at a price.
Success starts with an idea and then is put into action, this Steph Korey action is called process. This process is repeated over and over again until the desired result is achieved.
But how often do we aww over process? Never.
We love the dunks that Lebron James produces, remember the game winning shots Michael Jordan made, and sit on the edge of our seats as Kobe Bryant closes yet another game in the 4th quarter, yet we totally overlook the process that it took to get these incredible athletes to the top of their game.
We don’t talk about their long hours of practice, late night gym sessions, or 5am strength and conditioning skills. We never talk about how often they studied their opponents during team film sessions, just to get a tiny advantage.
We simply… wait for the “show” and talk about that.
This is the same journey that entrepreneurs go through. Every single entrepreneur right now will tell you that the journey to the top is hard, mentally draining, and emotionally tough.
Unlike the NBA, it is more than a game. It is life.
There are no newscasters documenting our journey to the top, no team practice sessions where camaraderie can be developed, and certainly no coach to hold us accountable. All we have, is ourselves, our believes and ideas, and the vision to accomplish something greater than ourselves.
We work and push the process until our minds cannot take anymore. And then we do it again because we see someone else reach the top and think to ourselves..”if that guy can do it, then so can I.”
But process still comes with a price.
The valley’s are low, far, and wide in the entrepreneurial realm. No one cares who you are, what you’ve done, or what you say you can do. All that matters, like anything else in life, are results.
Results as you know, don’t come immediately. It takes time, and since time is something a lot of people don’t like, especially when you aren’t pulling in as much income as you thought you would, time can be annoying.