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In fact, entrepreneurship is almost never easy. Most entrepreneurs have to start out with little financial backing and sometimes even less moral and emotional support. Being an entrepreneur is all about rocking the boat. You have to go against the grain and take a risk. According to Gerard Adams, founder of Elite Daily, one the most important qualities of being an entrepreneur is perseverance. People feel more comfortable when they do things in groups.
We follow a pattern. We stick to social norms and conventions. This is a hard step to take. You have to have faith in your convictions, your product or service, even when society and maybe even family and friends is telling you differently. But being given negative feedback can have a negative effect on ourselves.
Being rejected can make us feel lonely. Even Steve Jobs was fired from his own company. You probably already know this, but just in case you need a reminder: being an entrepreneur is hard work. You may not realize it at first. Maybe it sinks in one day as you flick through your Facebook and see photos of your buddies at a party without you.
Because looking after yourself and your support network is important. But it can also be impossible at times. And during those times, entrepreneurship will make you feel alone. Being an entrepreneur takes courage. But learning to be a leader means learning to deal with feelings of loneliness.
Often, you need to defend your decisions on more than one occasion. Before she figured out what she wanted to do, she studied her undergraduate degree in political science followed by a Master of Arts degree. After serving in the Peace Corps, she decided to change direction and go into medicine.
Not everyone was supportive of her decision and change of direction, just as not everyone will be supportive of yours. Once your idea or plan has backing and your company is up and running, you have to continually separate yourself from the competition.
Staying ahead of the pack means keeping a safe distance from the pack. And being separated from the pack can make you feel alone. When the competition is snapping at your heels, you have to think of innovative ways to stand out from the rest. Sure, you may have a team of experts on board with you now to keep you company. You may like doing things a certain way. You may have made the wrong hiring decisions in the past. Your trust issues might get in the way of rescinding control again.
Building a team of people who are smarter than you or better in certain areas is the key to continued innovation. Sean Hopwood , President of Day Translations was just starting out his company when he scored his first big client. But he had to agree to their payment terms of net A lot of money for a bootstrap startup. What happened after successful completion? The client refused to pay. Hopwood was left with the dilemma of not paying employees, or being out of pocket and potentially out of business himself.
But the burden to carry was his alone. You may have even reached the stage where you can take a backseat and catch up with some social dates. So, why do you still feel alone? Because being successful can come with unwanted side effects. That bright light you exude leaves a lot of people blinded.
They may never even understand what it is that you actually, physically do. Take multi-billion dollar entrepreneurs like Richard Branson or Bill Gates. But something causes them to continue innovating and creating. networks of entrepreneurs who understand you. They can all be great places to meet, network and find your community. When you hear enough statements repeated about yourself you might start to believe them.
In fact, being different is more important than being better. Only you have the keys to your destiny and the choice of who you let into your life. Be aware of these pitfalls so you can avoid them. Entrepreneurship May Leave No Time to Socialize You probably already know this, but just in case you need a reminder: being an entrepreneur is hard work. Staying Ahead of the Pack Once your idea or plan has backing and your company is up and running, you have to continually separate yourself from the competition.
Plus, having someone to bounce ideas off can help relieve your isolation. Related Topics: Entrepreneur. Recommended Reading.On business and lonely
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