In an earlier post, I talked about the question that burns so intensely in so many of our minds… “Am I enough?” And I covered the topic of being a recovering people pleaser. If you missed part 1, make sure you go back and check it out HERE.
In Part 2, I wanted to go over another concern you might have about choosing an entrepreneurial lifestyle… “Do I have enough education to be an entrepreneur?”
Well let me start by saying once again YOU ARE ENOUGH! Exactly who you are right now, is exactly who you’re supposed to be.
Can you do better? We all can. And the way we do better is to go ahead, take those leaps, make those mistakes and learn from them. Go forward knowing more, stronger than we were before.
I’m a business owner. I’ve had my online business for over 6 years as of the date of this post. I’ve had some amazing successes with my business but boy let me tell ya… I’ve had some BIG TIME failures with it too!
So what’s so special about me that I can be an entrepreneur? What makes me capable of having an internet business? How did I get qualified to do what I do?
Absolutely Nothing…… I have no formal education. I have no business degree. I don't attend seminars, business meetings or study the stock market.
The 3 things I have, that helped me be a successful business owner…
I don’t have a fancy degree. I didn’t go to college. To be completely honest, I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade. I ended up getting my high school diploma through a correspondence school. (That was home schooling back in the 90’s, before there was such a thing as online school, for you younger folk, who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about… 😜)
I’ve probably worked harder as an entrepreneur than I ever did as an employee, but what I always say to my husband is if I’m going to put my blood, sweat and tears into something, I’m going to do it for me. Not to make someone else’s business dream bigger and better.
I once heard someone say, (I think it was Lori Grenier from Shark Tank), “Entrepreneurs are the only people who’ll work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.”
Having a “lesser” education, doesn’t mean you’re not qualified to be an entrepreneur.
You have your own way of doing whatever it is you do. You’ll put your own unique spin on whatever you create to bring to the marketplace. Whether it’s something physical that you’ve created to sell or perhaps you can teach a certain skill. Being an entrepreneur means you're creative, inventive and you don’t necessarily play by the "rules".
Now don’t get me wrong! The more education you have, the wider your pool of potential greatness will be. A truly successful entrepreneur is someone who never stops learning. Someone who never, ever feels as though they know everything.
Be open to knew ideas. Don’t ever feel as though you’ve reached the limit of your potential.
If you feel like you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s time to find a new room.
In my next post, I’ll be wrapping up this series with Part 3 of “Am I Enough?” as I go over about determining your worth and what value you place on yourself and your offerings.
Thanks so much for poppin' in today! I’ll catch ya over on part 3!!
Do you struggle with feeling qualified as an entrepreneur? What do you feel is your biggest fear/weakness and why do you think it's getting in your way? How have you overcome one of your fears?
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