Want to know the word that scares the shizzle out of me?
First, I can never spell it right the first time.
Second, I never felt like I could actually be one. No matter how much I dreamed about it while watching my rainy-day gray cubicle walls close in on me.
ntrepeneurs entrepaneurs people who start their own businesses, seemed like these larger than life mythical beings. Entrepreneurs have the energy of Gary Vaynerchuk, the brains of Mark Zuckerberg, and the guile of Richard Branson.
For me, being a successful entrepreneur seemed as realistic as trying to win the floor routine world championship against these three Russian women.
Yet, like many in our generation, the lure of creating something significant and the flexibility and freedom to work on my own, became a path I felt like I had to take.
I stumbled into being an entrepreneur without any clue how to do it. I wanted to write books. I didn’t know that would lead me to start my own business around it.
And now two years later of being a full-fledged, fully-afraid entrepreneur…I’ve failed at it.
But I’ve succeeded at it too.
On this path of being an entrepreneur I’ve learned that perfect is a myth.
Working on your own is many hours of hard, un-glamorous work. Your boss can still bug the crap out of you, yet unfortunately you’re with your boss 24/7.
Being an entrepreneur is a confusing and ambiguous word.
So when I asked successful serial entrepreneur Sam Davidson about what it means to be an entrepreneur, I loved his succinct and demystifying explanation.
Being an entrepreneur is taking an idea and putting structure around it so that other people can experience it.”
Done and done. So much simpler and attainable than the unrealistic entrepreneurial illusions I’ve created.
All of us are wired to embark in entrepreneurial efforts, even if we’ll never be a full-time entrepreneur. Or like Sam, your journey might take you to becoming an entrepreneur in a way you never could’ve expected.
If you don’t know Sam Davidson, he is the CEO and co-founder of Batch, a service which delivers local goods to you each month. He’s also a national speaker, author, and all-around wise, authentic guy. I’ve respected Sam for years and even got a chance to grab a coffee with him at one of the
33 67 trendy coffee shops near his home in Nashville.
Watch this short five-minute clip from Sam below as he shares with us his windy path to becoming an entrepreneur.
Then as well, Sam shares his secret of what makes an entrepreneur successful that is obtainable for all of us. This is just a short five-minute clip. Watch the rest of my interview with Sam in my new Finding Your Signature Sauce course, launching next month.
Have you ever wanted to be an entrepreneur, yet like me, it felt like an overwhelming dream? Watch this interview with Sam and be encouraged–no entrepreneur knows exactly what they’re doing. They’re just willing to let themselves fail to start figuring it out.