The Ritualistic Interviewing Isn’t for Me One of my best friends, who’s not only written journals for NASA, but has also made an entrepreneurial living by creating a business incubator to connect emerging businesses with investors, was explaining to me how he’s never had to interview for a job. My jaw dropped.
Shark Tank Nation More than any other generation, the world now contains countless amounts of entrepreneurs trying to get their products and ideas to the nation through the power of television. If someone can create a happy face sponge and get a shark to invest, why couldn’t any of my countless and seemingly nonsensical ideas make it too?
Though it can be a risky and expensive path to travel, some people are meant to be the inventors of the world. Not everyone is cut out to work with others or maintain a routine schedule. Some like the excitement, pride and self-scheduling that comes with being an entrepreneur.
Fake It ‘Till You Make It You don’t have to invent something to be an entrepreneur. There are many venues of creativity that can allow you to be your own boss. Whether you decide to be a consultant for others in a specific industry, or become a writer because you have something to say, the technology of today allows us to successfully do whatever we want to do!
I have another friend who started her own fitness empire and is now followed by thousands of people and even creating curriculum for pseudo-franchises of her business. She began by posting fitness videos on Facebook and hosting free workouts at the local park. Work hard at something and show how passionate you are, and you’ll inspire others to follow!
Career or Hobby? The entrepreneur lifestyle isn’t for everyone. I don’t blog for money, nor did I write the book expecting to make a living off of the royalties (truth be told, they barely pay for groceries!) I just had something to say and wanted others to hear me. I am not a people person by nature and enjoy living in my head, which is why writing is a strength of mine. I’m not one who would be comfortable without the stability of a conventional career supporting my lifestyle, which is why writing is only a hobby of mine.
I have many friends who blog for a living, and they have huge followings of people, but they worked hard to gain that traction. They’ve done all kinds of marketing, made themselves known, tweet and retweet as well as write to promote others for payment.
I tried tweeting and I can barely keep up with the hashtags. It takes a personality to promote themselves and make a living as an entrepreneur. If that’s what you want to be and you’re good at promoting and marketing yourself, just say yes!