“The astonishing fact is that the most successful people in the world are those who don’t do it for the money.” – Seth Godin
The funny thing about being an entrepreneur and the label that goes along with it is that most people fall under two categories:
- There are those that are dying to be the boss. These individuals usually hear about Mark Zuckerberg or some other rich young business person and they want to be them. They print out hundreds of business cards and tell you within minutes of meeting each other about how they own their own business.
- Individuals that just want to solve problems. They don’t care if they’re called the boss or any of that stuff. Some of these people don’t want a boss and they also don’t want to be the boss. They just want to work on cool projects.
I never did and still have a difficult time with considering myself an entrepreneur. This isn’t about titles. It’s about mindsets. You need to think like someone that has a duty to solve problems. You don’t need to become an obsessive jerk about it.
I’m actually always thinking about solving problems. My friends get fed up with me often.
For example, we’ll be having a few drinks on vacation and I’ll point out random things that need to be improved. I just can’t help myself from observing a process or task that needs to be improved.
You don’t have to see yourself as a “the boss” or “Mr. Self-Employed,” you just need to open up your eyes to the problems that are around you and think of viable solutions.
Every single person on this planet wants more love, money, acceptance and free time and less stress, conflict, hassle, and uncertainty.
All that you have to do is help out with one of those problems. You don’t have to worry about being labeled as an entrepreneur or about any title for that matter. Just solve problems and do cool things.