"Entrepreneurs push their car when it breaks down. Wannapreneurs call the ambulance of debt and ask for a handout."
One of the things we take good care to ensure at TAG is to get rid of the notion of a "wannapreneur"
A wannapreneur is someone who is dabbling with an idea for longer than a month without turning it into at least some sort of a business. We see this all the time with people spending years to develop apps or making films without any idea of how it will be sold or recoup it's losses.
It's an easy trap for all of us to fall in love with ideas, but there is a particular area of my book, The Creative Catalyst, called "Failing 20x Faster Than You Can Think To Fail". The fear of failure is where a lot of wannapreneurs are born and killed. As the want grows, so does the fear. As the need becomes high, so does everything BUT making money become the main focus.
I want to encourage you to focus on the right things, not just doing things right. You may be trying to get something too perfect, when it was fine 5 generations ago. This also moves me into another thought from my book which is to JUST GET A B!!! Stop trying to get an A on everything. Just get the grade you need within the time you have. In school, if you didn't get an assignment in on time, you were penalized... SAME GOES FOR YOUR GOALS!
The title of this little post is to Beware of The Wannapreneurs because I think that the wannapreneur is exactly the opposite of what we are doing at TAG, Beta X, and The Creative Catalyst. No more dreaming. Get clear and start taking risks NOW!
I had a heart to heart with one of my life-long mentors the other day. He put it this way:
There is a man on the side of the street with his car broken down and his thumb out for help. Some people may not be as inclined to help.
There is another man on the side of the street with his car broken down and he's pushing his car. More people are inclined to help.
Getting movement is like the second guy. Entrepreneurs push their car when it breaks down.
Wannapreneurs call the ambulance when no one latches on to their ideas.
We've all been there at one time or another. You're not alone! If you are pushing your car right now, we can help you get back on track. Yes, it's hard work, but YOU have to push your own damn car. We can help you push it so that you can fill up and drive!
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