Entrepreneurial Dreams and Reality Bites

January 8, 2013
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Terri Maxwell

Entrepreneurial Dreams and Reality Bites

When most of us started our business, we had big dreams. We had passion for our work but wanted to be free of the drudgery of cube-filled days with bosses we didn’t respect. However, we also had false ideas of what it meant to be an entrepreneur.

Those dreams were in large part due to the passion of our work, and the growing sense that we were destined to do more with our life than drudge through cube-filled days, with bosses we didn’t respect.

However, the media also played a huge part in distorting our perspective of what life is really like for an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship, has in large part, been glamorized. This is true mainly because those who write about it haven’t actually BEEN an entrepreneur. From the outside, it’s easy to see only the benefits of that path, rather than the risks and challenges.

Of course, I fantasize that many secretly wish they had the courage to venture out on their own, but I’ve learned that not everyone is as eager to start a business as what they profess; regardless of what they say.

Anyway, enjoy this short article “Entrepreneurship Never Promised You A Rose Garden” by Paul Morin and use 2013 to set realistic expectations for your business. Having a business is an amazing journey, and it will positively impact your life, as long as you don’t let reality bite and steal your dreams.

Known as part Wayne Dyer and part Richard Branson, Terri is a world class business growth expert, serial entrepreneur, and life transformation coach with a purpose to inspire potential. In a career that spans more than 25 years, she has launched, owned, sold, rebranded or turned around more than 40 brands. She has authored several books, and created game-changing models for business and personal success. Terri is the Founder and CEO of Succeed On Purpose Inc.

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