Entrepreneurs are a wee bit crazy, yes. But if you’re completely sane, you won’t make a good leader.
You need to consider what people call “impossible” and believe that you can make it happen. You need to believe that the rules that they’re following don’t apply to you.
You need to be willing to function outside the box. The truth is that most of the “rules” that people follow are simply recommendations that have become the standard. And entrepreneurs succeed beyond the standard.
Being an entrepreneur means satisfying needs, innovating and making people’s lives better and more efficient. But don’t be fooled into thinking that the job of an entrepreneur is glamorous and easy.
Sure, life gets a little fancier once you’ve made it big. But reaching that peak is incredibly difficult. As my boy Biggie puts it, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems.”
I’m currently helping a close friend of mine launch a new app. We have no idea if it’s a great idea or one that won’t take.
Ideas work only if people are willing to buy into them. And “buying into them” doesn’t necessarily mean investing money.
Plenty of startups don’t ask for money from users, and they still make a killing. But people must be willing to put in the time to use whatever it is that you’re creating.