didn’t plan on being an entrepreneur. There was no career counseling, no middle of the night revelation, no burning desire that finally became reality.
Nope, that wasn’t me or my path. I was happily employed in a corporate job then, you know the expression, “stuff” happened.
Most entrepreneurs who, like me, didn’t have strong entrepreneurial yearnings probably experienced something similar: for whatever reason, their corporate gig became untenable. The circumstances may be different, but the end result the same.
It’s been a long time (30+ years) since walking away from that desk to start my own business. Over the years some of my consulting and training clients have offered me full-time work. At other times headhunters contacted me with opportunities that seemed almost too good to be true. I was intrigued for sure but never made the leap. I have stayed true to the entrepreneurial life.
Here’s a great understatement: the entrepreneurial life is gritty, can have disappointing results, and requires more than a little hard work. Another understatement: it is a thrilling, fantastic ride to be the driver of your own destiny, to create something that wasn’t there before, and to shape your own present and future.
There’s nothing like it.
This Entrepreneurial Life is a blog dedicated to all of the hard-working entrepreneurs out there who don’t often share their experiences with a like-minded community. It is also aimed at those who are considering the entrepreneurial life and are seeking advice and insight.
The posts will highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly of the entrepreneurial life as a forum for experience sharing and camaraderie.
Visit often, contribute to the blog, learn from other’s lessons, and enjoy.
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