STOP FETISHIZING ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Entrepreneurship is usually based on bringing value-based products to the market for a niche client base unless you have a really unique innovation. If you’re only in it for money, it’s probably a bad idea because it’s not a sure thing. Entrepreneurship is usually motivated by passion. Not aggressive income generation. We should stop fetishizing entrepreneurship.
The key is to find your happiness before you go after the money. The majority of people work from the outside in. They focus on achieving things in life in order to get happy, feel joy, etc. The right way is to work from the inside out. Start to work with yourself and bring out your happiness without any external tools. Happiness is something internal, not external.
I love the quote saying: “Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”
What The Experts Say About Fetishizing Entrepreneurship
“It’s better to approach this [building a company] from the standpoint of saying–rather than you want to be an entrepreneur or you want to make money. What are some useful things that you do that you wish existed in the world?” – Elon Musk, Tesla, SpaceX, PayPay, Boring Company
“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc, McDonalds
“If a man goes into business with only the idea of making money, the chances are he won’t.” – Joyce Hall, Hallmark
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” –Tony Hsieh, Zappos
What I suggest is pick something you’re good at – and be the absolute best at it. Make yourself in high demand. If that’s becoming a good lawyer, then that’s a good path. If it is becoming a specialist doctor or a great entrepreneur, that is good. What you don’t want to be is a complete money chaser. That prevents you from making good decisions – in so many ways. My experience is that those people I’ve met who are just after money don’t make it in business in the long term.