Yesterday morning, I came across a video that opened with the line, “As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be an entrepreneur.” I was, of course, hooked immediately because I never wanted to be an entrepreneur.
I had to see what this guy had to say. I always start watching videos like these feeling like there just might be something really interesting or insightful hidden a few minutes in. Well, as it turns out, it wasn’t anything that exciting to me; though I’m sure it could be for other types of people.
It was the same story arc as so many “serial entrepreneurs”.
Feel free to do “the voice” as you read; I can’t help but hear it.
Started hustlin’ when I was six. Drove all the lemonade stand losers out of town by building efficiences of scale and killing them on price. Got my MBA like a boss, networked like a mad man, landed a job firm XYZ. Power-moved my way into the executive suites. Grew the company and got it sold to the highest bidder. Cashed my baller check and started it all over. WHAT CAN I SAY? That’s just my serial entreprenuer life, yo.
— Motivational Dude-Bro*
* And obviously, his life’s mission is now to help you crush it just as hard; just purchase his course.
Nope. Never Wanted This.
The two or three minutes that I spent watching that video got me thinking about how I never wanted to start my own company or call myself an “entrepreneur”. I’m not sure whether or not this comes as a surprise to anyone, but I have no intrinsic drive to crush it in business or to hustle. In fact, putting in more than 40 hours in the office in a week exhausts me and makes me hate life. [Read more…] about I Never Wanted to be an Entrepreneur