Want To Be an Entrepreneur But Don’t Know Where To Start?
Life is full of decisions, especially as an entrepreneur. But with so many opportunities and possibilities, it can be difficult and overwhelming to know the right one to take.
When I was younger, I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life. For a while, I thought I wanted to be an actor, and I even worked as an extra in a few shows. Then I thought I would try computer science, then stock trading, and eventually marketing.
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After college, I had terrible jobs working for other people, so I quit and went off on my own. I didn’t really know what it meant to be an entrepreneur, so I spent a lot of time searching online, experimenting with things like web design and SEO, and teaching myself how to work for myself and make money.
Eventually, I built a strong client pool (starting on Craiglist of all places), which has evolved into my current work.
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My path may have not been direct, but it led me to a successful career that matches my skills and passions. As an entrepreneur, you may not know what to do or where to focus. But here’s what you need to do: think like a taste-tester.
You probably wouldn’t go into an ice cream shop and order a double scoop of a flavor you’ve never had. First, you would likely ask for samples and try multiple flavors before deciding what you want to keep eating.
The same mentality is required in entrepreneurship — you have to try a few things to find the best fit and the path you want to continue pursuing. You may not know what you’re good at or where your passions lie early in your entrepreneurship journey. But as you try different things and explore, you’ll learn what you like and don’t like.
No matter what you choose, be decisive and take action quickly. If things aren’t working, move on; if something seems like a good fit, invest the time and resources to continue on that path.
The worst mistake you can make is to blindly follow a path not knowing if it’s the right path for you.
Be a taste-tester, and eventually you’ll find the right thing for you.
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