Those people identifying as entrepreneurs and who specifically have a really hard time realising any form of considerable success often come in for some ridicule which can really break their spirits. For the most part their spirits would otherwise definitely get broken as a result, but because of the fact that many entrepreneurs in a sense resort to entrepreneurship as a career path in the absence of more conventional employment opportunities, they have no choice but to stick it out and at the very least survive on their entrepreneurial exploits.
But what about those rare instances in which a person actually chooses the path of entrepreneurship? Quite alarmingly there’s a correlation between the kind of success realised by those entrepreneurs who chose this path in comparison to the success realised by entrepreneurs who see entrepreneurship as the only option they have available to them, particularly with regards to their longevity in the field.
Entrepreneurs that choose to pursue a career in entrepreneurship tend to enjoy more longevity because they’re not distracted by any of the temporary successes and comforts that have a tendency to materialise along the way. These types of entrepreneurs see entrepreneurship as their anointed journey – their destiny and so the true entrepreneurial spirit which lives inside of them never dies.
On the other hand, opportunistic entrepreneurs often go through a metamorphosis which really has them operating as businesspersons as opposed to being entrepreneurs in the true sense of the term. They search for enterprising opportunities to firstly make a living and then perhaps create a comfortable financial cushion, but often as soon as they find that one thing that really works, the creativity and enterprise synonymous with a lifelong entrepreneur at heart dies, giving way to a more formalised business operational structure. There’s nothing wrong with it – it’s just a matter of differentiating between what are essentially the two different types of entrepreneurs.
A true entrepreneur who has entered into this career path by choice is in love with the process of coming up with ideas to solve problems. We’ll make no mistake about the fact that the money being just a bonus is indeed a cliché though, but at some point it’s no longer about the money. At some point it becomes about moving on to the next opportunity, an operational structure under which a lot of fun is usually had.
Entrepreneurs who have chosen their career path as their first and only choice are often characterised by their refined ability to see opportunity where none seems to be even in the slightest bit available and they also make use of a range of utilities and tools to streamline their offerings and add some mega value to their output. A simple but effective pay stub calculator makes for one of many of such utilities and if you didn’t know better this collection of tools and utilities professionalises their operations to such an extent that you’d believe that they had an army of employees working for them, whereas in most instances they could even be operating as a one-man operation!
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