How To Become An Entrepreneur.An Ideal Entrepreneurship Lifestyle
Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle. People pursue it so as to enable them live a modest life of their own choosing. However some maybe reaping the benefits but are not living a lifestyle that is ideal. Here is how to have that life.
Shaping Up Your Craft
Hippocrates once said “The life so short, the craft so long to learn.” While growing up as kids, there was that job that you always dreamed of. Most kids always talk of those jobs that would in most cases make them famous for example being a novelist, musician or even an artist.
However, if you observe these professions, you will notice that it may take a while before you start making some earning out of them. Take for example Stephen King who took a job as a janitor as he was working on his first novel.
Robert Frost on the other hand was forced to change bulb filaments in order to earn some money. If you decide to focus on an art, it may take a while before you can be able to live off it.
Becoming an entrepreneur will enable you to shape up your craft. It gives you an opportunity to choose whichever work you would want to do. If this is done in the right way, you will be able to do a job that will still give you an opportunity to do your craft.
For example, someone desiring to become a musician, novelist or artist, doing video production would be a good way of working closer towards your craft.
This is because while doing video production you can be able to know more about audio and sound, learn about visual design and be able to write. In addition to doing these things you will be adding value to businesses and people.
The big question here is how you will be able to achieve this. The first thing to do is to know what you would want to do besides being very passionate about it. After that, do something that is connected that will add value to other people.
This point states something quite important; passion is not all that should be considered.
The business that you come up with should be of benefit to other businesses and people. Therefore, if you are passionate about something, look for a way to ensure it adds value to others.
Obtain Tools Required for the Trade
For one to achieve any dream, one requires various tools. For example, if you want to become a baker, you require an oven, utensils, packaging materials and so forth.
Hence; coming up with a business that is connected with your dreams will be a step towards obtaining the required accessories that will enable you attain your goals.
If you have a dream of making comic books, engaging yourself in graphic designing would be a great way to work towards achieving your dream.
This is because you will be able to buy the necessary tools for making comic books like a drawing tablet that is digital, a computer and so forth from your earnings. Within a short time you will have the necessary tools to make comic books.
One thing to note is that entrepreneurship will be a gateway to access the required tools. For instance if you engage in a business that deals with video production, a software for editing videos needs to be acquired.
Other things to buy are cameras, cables and microphones. These items are a good investment for the business. However, if one thinks outside the box, he/she can be creative; culminating into an exemplary work.
A short film can be created for showing even if it is in a theater within a region. This can only be made possible if acquire the tools as well as expertise gained from the business.
This is a simple plan to come up with but the hardest task is implementing it. The first thing is to come up with a business that goes hand in hand with your other aspects of life or dreams so that you can optimize the utilization of your resources.
As it is always said, saving is key, therefore; save up a part of your income and plough it back to the business. Above all, make sure there is consistency in making the savings. For instance, make it a point of saving about 30% of the earnings.
Engage in travel
Traveling opens one into a whole new world with new things to behold and adventures to encounter.
However, not everyone has a chance to enjoy this great pleasure of life especially if you are in a career that has a schedule that is rigid. In such cases, you only get a few days off in a year; about 30 days or so for vacation. This is quite limiting.
Fortunately, this is not the case for an entrepreneur who often has great experiences with traveling. Entrepreneurship allows you to travel a lot not just for work because you can always combine it with pleasure.
Still taking the example of a business that deals with video production, a company may hire your from to shoot videos for them in different places.
If you are taken for an assignment in New York, how about taking a stroll in the famous Central Park and just marvel at everything from nature to people having good times, birds hovering around and of course take a few snaps for memory lane.
In case of such trips, you will be given a return ticket. Request to have it booked for a few days after you are done with your official work so that do your leisure work. For many people it is a dream to be able to travel to all corners of the globe if possible for free.
Most people are now thinking, “this can only be possible if I provide personalized service, otherwise, traveling for free to any place in the world is not possible.”
This is true but that does not necessarily stop you from traveling. Ever heard of ‘digital nomad’? Someone working as a web developer and marketer can basically live in a place but still travel around the world.
So, to be able to achieve the ideal lifestyle that you have always dreamed of, consider entrepreneurship.