Yesterday I had a simple revelation. As I was trying to hire people to help edit my kindle books, I was thinking further about how I’m trying to pay people to do different parts of my business. Ultimately, I see myself outsourcing a lot of people to build my little empire for passive income. As “4 hour-workweek” states – it is impossible to handle everything yourself. You need other people to do the work for you. You have to be skilled at hiring the right people for each job.
So…Why Become an Entrepreneur?
The actual revelation came when I was thinking about how I wanted to start hiring VA’s for social media management once I hit the ground running with my businesses. I paralleled this to working fulltime for my manager (who’s also the CEO). Essentially, I’m just working on one sector of his business – the marketing portion. I am just a pawn in the grand scheme of things. He has 400 people under him, and he’s launching new products left and right. That’s what I’m trying to do. I’m building a kindle store, an Etsy store, a blog, and hopefully plan to build a Fiverr profile, a dropshipping business, and more. Each channel should generate revenue if I work hard enough, but like my boss, I have to start at one product and grow from there.
To become an entrepreneur means to be the chess player rather than the chess piece. You control what the pieces do and you assign roles, rather than be the one being controlled. When you’re the player, you can build an empire. On the other hand, when you’re a chess piece you’re not building anything.
Who would you like to be? The player…or the played?
The more I think about it, the more I realize my goal of becoming an entrepreneur is more than justified. It’s how you get to the top. You can’t be stuck in the middle trying to work your way up. You have to start building now. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it, and I’m experiencing that first hand.