Can anyone become an entrepreneur?

Once upon a time, I used to believe anyone could become one but now I’m not so sure. Here’s my take on the question:

The media has a lot to answer for when it comes to being an entrepreneur, I have to be honest with you, once upon a time, people would ask me the question: “can anyone be an entrepreneur?” And I used to say, “absolutely”.

And after 16 years of battle, after 16 years of war, after 16 years of ups and downs, I’ve started to realize, not everyone has the metal that is required to be a business owner, to be a ridgy didge, true blue entrepreneur.

And the reason I say that, is because when it comes to living life, you’ve got to know what makes you happy, and if security, stability, comfort is one of the things that make you happy, don’t get into business.

Because business is full of uncertainty, it is full of change, it is full of chaos. Because, in order to grow a business, there are so many lessons that need to be learned. In order to learn those lessons, so many things have to go wrong, to bring your attention to what needs to be learned.

So the truth is, not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur and that’s okay, make a decision for yourself. If it’s not for you, find a job that you love and add value to someone else’s enterprise. It might be the best thing that you could possibly do.

Find your space.

Kerwin Rae