Entrepreneurship has become a trend recently and there has been a huge advancement in the Middle East in the past couple of years. We had exists such as souq.com and massive investment into unicorn start-ups, such as Careem.
Entrepreneurship sounds glorious, something like inventor, or creator! You are in charge of creating something new and turning non-existent to existent. It’s a God-like kind of a job and you use your imagination to turn invisible to visible.
From the outside, entrepreneurs have a freedom over their time and they don’t have a boss. They can work in their PJs at any given time and there are no reports at the end of the month. All the new life-style and laptop businesses show us another option of working at the beach or from our favorite coffee shop. Isn’t that fantastic?
There is another side to the story, the sleepless nights, disappointments, financial strains and self-doubt. It’s an emotional roller-coaster, one day you are on the top of the world and the next you are wondering what you are doing with your life! Everyone sees the achievements and the proud moments, but they rarely see or acknowledge the difficulties that entrepreneurs go through on a daily basis.
To me, entrepreneurship with all its difficulties, is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. I strongly believe that entrepreneurs are making our world a better place. They come up with new ideas every single day to solve a problem or a need. When you run your own business, it doesn’t feel like work anymore. There is a saying that entrepreneurs give up their 45 hour-a-week job only to work 80 hours a week and the truth of the matter is that they don’t mind it. And those who don’t mind it are the ones that stay in the game …
I personally believe that successful entrepreneurs are those who put all their energy to manifest the idea and they then create a system that runs successfully without their physical presence.
So do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? Are you ready to make a difference in other people’s lives?
I have created a free questionnaire for you and if you rate more than 60, then I suggest to explore entrepreneurship as one of the options! It’s definitely a worth-while learning experience.