Is Entrepreneurship For You? Two Steps to Consider

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Entrepreneurship- review these two steps for insights on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

 

Just add water. Can entrepreneurship really be that easy?

Can the seeds of entrepreneurship grow for us if we just add water? Yes, I believe they can flourish beyond our imagination! The question now is: “How do I get my hands on these magical seeds, and how much?”

Well, I can guarantee you won’t find them on Amazon.com or at your local nursery. These seeds can be found only by digging deep in the depths of Self. However, unlike belly buttons, not everyone has them.

Ultimately, entrepreneurship doesn’t sprout for everyone, nor do those seed always take root. In just two simple steps, you’ll know if you have the coveted green thumb.

Step 1: Digging Deep

Do I have what it takes to start my own business?

This can be the moment of truth for most. Questions and concerns like “Do I have what it takes to start my own business?” or “What if the business fails and I lose everything?” These questions quickly become real conversations.

This is the digging deep required internally that will eventually reveal your answer. Recently, I reached for my shovel and began my own excavation!

I always believed I would eventually branch out of employee and elevate to employer status, but I never envisioned the transition process. I began to dig. Remember: Entrepreneurship is not like belly buttons. So I dug deeper.

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Finally, I put the shovel down and surveyed the land. “What’s this? Are these the seeds I’ve been seeking?” Perhaps. Let’s examine more closely.

I’’m a well-educated Latina with reputable credentials, but I didn’t have money in the bank saved for a rainy day, nor did I have a clue about the first step in starting my own business.

How could I be sure the seeds were real and not an illusion?

It came down to one word for me: value. What did I value most at this point in my life? I valued myself.

The transition was in motion.

I began to value my skills, talents and passion more than I believed any employer could ever match or surpass. Around the same time frame, I was presented with a career opportunity to earn a higher salary with the possibility for advancement in the department.

I wrestled with the decision for a few days, but my strong Mexican roots kicked in and reminded me of the importance of staying true to one’s self. Therefore, I respectfully declined the position and set my focus on entrepreneurship.

Determining value is an absolute necessity in business. If you don’t determine the value of your goods and services, then how can you expect to be compensated accordingly? I felt my seeds taking root. So now you know you have the seeds; what’s next?

Next- Step 2 and The Big Question

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