Posts Tagged “motivation”
Few activities prompt vicious self-recriminations as readily as reading about the myriad successes of some hot young entrepreneur who’s made his first million by the age of 25 and remains happy, healthy and content as he trots the globe with a hottie draped on one arm and the boarding pass to his private jet clutched by the other. For an oh-so-recent example: Inc. Magazine’s November 2011 cover profile of Jared Heyman, the 33-year-old CEO of Infosurv who left for a year to amble around the world while others ran his business (Inc. helpfully provided several photos of Heyman’s chiseled shirtless torso, just to rub salt in the wound). Meanwhile, the 30- or 40-somethings among us, who sometimes worry whether we’ll be able to pay the rent at the end of the month, read these modern-day hagiographies and say: There, but for the indifference of God, should have gone I.
The biggest problem we see with aspiring entrepreneurs who believe they want to be successful businesspeople is that they want to be successful business people but they don’t care much about their potential field of endeavour. Perhaps they are tired of working a day job, or they think they can earn a better living working [...]