Do you have a full-time job, and starting a business in between your work hours, including the weekends? Then you are not an entrepreneur, according to Gary Vaynerchuk, the entrepreneur, investor, author and social media superstar.
In this video, Gary Vaynerchuk explains that you might not be a real entrepreneur when you working for a boss. Gary Vee carries on explaining things with this epic statement: You may have entrepreneurial tendencies, or aspirational about being an entrepreneur, but when you are a (real) entrepreneur, you can’t breathe having a job.
Bullseye. Spot on. Couldn’t say it better.
You see, it’s a common thing today to have a job, while dwelling in the entrepreneurial realm on the weekend. While this strategy works for many of us, it has one, major drawback: Your venture doesn’t get your focus and priority.
And we all know that a business venture that doesn’t receive much love will have a growth problem.
If you are young – say 18 – and you have been thinking a lot about starting a business, I’d say that you should take the risk by going all-out. You have less risk: You don’t have a family to support just yet; you have years ahead of you for trial-and-errors; you are still in the early stage in your career.
As Gary Vee mentioned, he doesn’t believe there are (real) entrepreneurs under 30 who have a job. I don’t believe it, either.
In my opinion, jobs kill my creativity and because of what I have experienced working for a boss, I knew that I’m an entrepreneur, all the way.
So, how about you? Are you an entrepreneur or someone who has entrepreneurial tendencies?