The morning alarm sounds, you open your eyes and begin to ask yourself, why am I doing this job? Do you love what you do? Many entrepreneurs are faced with challenges, opportunities and innovation each day. Today’s society works very differently than when I first entered the workforce in the late 80’s. You graduated with a career in mind, earned a satisfying paid job, stayed with the company for about 30 years and retired. Working for a large corporation was expected and entrepreneurship was just somewhat of a hobby, rather than a life time career. Well, the Enron crisis changed the way we think about large corporation loyalty and small business suddenly became an opportunity and entrepreneurship growth has increased each year since then.
Since then, many aspects of work habits and the daily road race have changed. About 3% of the workforce or about 3.9 million workers are telecommuting and working from home. Work and personal life lines have become a blur with increasing “work at home” jobs. In addition, increased communication, sales growth and awareness due to social media have also had an impact in this movement. The importance of work satisfaction and your intent to find a position you love becomes more important. Your actions suddenly are not just about earning a paycheck, it’s about making a difference in the world you live in. A job you love provides extra motivation to meet and exceed your goals, and when you do, the sense of accomplishment is amazing!
When you enjoy your job, it makes it easier to get through the challenges and tribulations of business ownership. People today don’t just want an unfulfilling desk job, they want to change lives, impact society, and want improvement for their own lives and those of others. I’ve found that if you radiate this success wherever you go, you’ll feel more motivated and passionate about the activities thus creating a path towards accomplishment & success.
Many people are sometimes too afraid to follow their dreams and do what they love. If you look up “entrepreneur” in the dictionary; the definition is “risk taker”. It takes a certain type of character to take the leap towards business ownership. Many of them worry about making costly mistakes, the risk of failure and the too many, “what ifs” that clog your mind, but if you are passionate about what you do, strive for importance in your career then imagine the outcomes of your success. Einstein once said that, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
Consider these rippling effects; From the insurance company you own, that just helped families recover from natural disasters to the construction firm that is rebuilding the community, to the small business that helped the government agency determine the policies towards completing these steps, everyone is important! I’ve always liked to describe small business entrepreneurs as; “Small but significant!”
Let’s remember the cliché “love what you do and you’ll never work another day in your life again.”