I have been in the dental field for 10 years now and love what I do. I have always had a 'business mind' so I also consider myself an entrepreneur now that I own my own tutoring business and I am a business coach helping aspiring entrepreneurs start their own online business.
I took a full 2 hours out of my day to attend a seminar, one I haven't heard much about but came across it in my email and thought WHY NOT?! The seminar was called 'Courage to Start Now'. Am I ever glad I attended! The energy of amazing Suzanne Evans was contagious and the rest of the speakers she had with her.
She left behind some amazing points for me to share with you all and some of them I have been talking about before in previous blog posts. It goes to show you that all of us entrepreneurs really do think alike and have the same mind set. We all have amazing creative outlets that we need to express and a routine job sitting in a cubicle isn't for us. Does this sound like you? Guess what, you have an entrepreneur spirit!
The one point that really stuck with me was that entrepreneurs are not all about the money - there is something more important and it ties into our personal connection. This is so true because indeed we want to make money, but our drive and purpose ISN'T to make money, but it is to feed a personal desire we have. Feeding that personal desire ALLOWS us to make money. Let me explain:
That personal issue could be anything from - wanting to send our two kids to college (who has $100,000 extra to do that?!), wanting to stop working 50 hours a week in a cubicle job that we really don't like, we want to stop having that dreaded feeling of 'ugh I hate work', we want our husbands to stop working so hard working two jobs and 80 hour weeks, we bought a house and want to pay off our mortgage faster...etc, whatever it may be! We want to solve a personal issue AND make money along the way helps us do just that
Another point that stuck with me was not to be afraid to ask for help. When starting a business we are not experts YET, we become experts by having a coach teach us how THEY DID IT. We need a coach and a mentor to teach us their ways, teach us their mistakes so we can avoid them, and last but not least be the best entrepreneur we can be! We can't do this alone.
In conclusion here - entrepreneurs need help starting out and then you will become an expert and be AMAZING. Look and determine your personal issue you want to solve and GO! :). I said GO! :).
My name is Andrea Twarowski, owner and operator of Dentalelle Tutoring.