Today I’m going to teach you guys how to think like an entrepreneur.
I’ve had a lot of people message me on Instagram asking for advice. A lot of them are younger, newer, entrepreneurs. Saying like, hey, how do I get motivated? Hey, how do I become an entrepreneur? Hey, how do I do this, that, et cetera?
So, I wanted to shoot a quick video, and talk a little bit about the entrepreneurial mindset.
I think you need two things, to be an entrepreneur.
One, You need to have some sort of an idea that you really believe in. And two, you need to be okay with suffering.
I know that sounds like, aw man, that sucks. Life sucks if you don’t do what you love. You need to be okay with suffering.
I’m an entrepreneur, I obviously, I’m shooting these entrepreneur videos, so obviously I’m an entrepreneur. I run multiple companies. They are successful.
We do seven and eight figures across our brands. You know, what people don’t talk about is the bad times.
I’ve got a lot of things happening everyday, I’ve got fires hitting me, every single day.
I’ve got, pretty expensive payroll, right? I think my payroll’s like, six or $700,000 a year, by the end of the year.
Which is, to some it’s like nothing. To some, it’s like, damn that’s a lot. For me, it’s a pretty fair amount of money. I gotta come up with it, at the end of the day. That situation is something I have to deal with.
If you have partners, you have to deal with that. Not everything is going to go well everyday.
You’ve got issues that happen in your business in some capacity or the other.
Something might happen and it doesn’t work. Something might happen and it starts to stale, or go lower.
You have to figure out how to fix these things, you have to be a fireman, because you’re always putting out some sort of fire.
And firemen, are good at being okay with the suck, and okay under pressure.
That’s the same thing that you have to be, when you’re an entrepreneur.
You have to be okay with suffering. You have to be okay with hard times.
Because, most of the time, an entrepreneur is gonna have to deal with these hard things. If you’re not okay with that, you don’t think that you can live with that, you’re not an entrepreneur. You should never try to do this.
This is hard. I’m not gonna be one of those people that’s like, oh, it’s easy, just do something you believe in. Yeah, that’s not true at all.
You have to do something you believe in and then you have to work towards it, and it’s not gonna work and it’s not gonna work, and it’s not gonna work and then it kinda works, and then it doesn’t work, and then it keeps going until it starts to work.
Just because it starts to work, you then have to scale it. Once you scale it, there’s new problems. There’s new issues. There’s more overhead, there’s more things.
But you gotta be okay with it. You gotta be okay with understanding, yeah I’m gonna fix all these things. You can go through any kind of problem, any kind of adversity, you can face it.
So you have to have the right mindset, you have to be focused, you have to be meticulous in your efforts, of focusing on the right things at the right time.
I know that’s a lot to say, but it’s the reality of what it really takes to be an entrepreneur.
Too many people here do videos on YouTube and they say like, oh you just gotta do something you believe in, and then that’ll work.
I know a million people that are broke, doing exactly that because when times go hard they quit or they jump ship, and they jump into something else.
They’re flyby nighters, they’re want-trepeneurs. If you want to be a entrepreneur, you gotta stick with it, you gotta face the fire, and stick your face into it, and walk into it, like Khaleesi did with the dragons in Game of Thrones. Just started watching it, but I’m already on season seven, so I’ve really been doing my thing.
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