How To Be An Entrepreneur

I’ve been kinda off the grid lately – haven’t posted in a while, but I am now, so I guess it’s true…

My past doesn’t equal my present.

You too, you know.

What you did yesterday, the day before, the week before, in the past month…

Doesn’t matter.

What matters is what you are doing right now.

Not next week, next month or next year, but today.

It’s called, “What have you done for me, LATELY!” lol

I say this jokingly of course, but not really.

So, entrepreneur or nontrepreneur?

Play on words?

Nope. If you want to know how to be an entrepreneur,

It’s for real.

Because you are either an entrepreneur, or you are struggling.

You see, an entrepreneur doesn’t struggle.

Sure, we have challenges.

But we also understand that without a challenge, there would be no growth, and without growth, there would be no success.

But it goes deeper than that.

Because an entrepreneur loves what he or she does.

They love the work, they love the cause, they love the mission.

They are inspired.

They are self motivated.

And they are hungry to achieve their goals.

And while this is how an entrepreneur thinks and acts, a nontrepreneur does not.

Sure, they have a business.

They are in a company.

Have a product.

A service.

A system.

Are a part of a team.

Plug in.

Pay attention.

Are on all the calls and webinars.

Attend the LIVE Events and invest in training.

Do the work.

Yet, they still don’t make any money.

Ok, maybe they make a little, but not what they came here for.

And they still don’t know how to be an entrepreneur.

And the reason is…

Because they are chasing it.

They are in it for the money.

They gotta pay their bills.

They gotta pay off their debt.

The credit cards.

The rent.

The mortgage.

The insurance bills.

The this.

The that.

Geez Louise.

This is what’s on their mind.

24/7/365

As a result, they wear it on their sleeve.

They project it.

They even speak it sometimes, not even by what they say, but what they mean by what they say.

Yes, I know.

Because I’ve been there.

Done that.

Got the pin to prove it.

And while the nontrepreneur wants to be successful, they drive themselves further and further away from success, the more they continue to live in this world.
Frustrated Entrepreneur

Because it’s full of fear, doubt, uncertainty, even pain.

Pain from their past that drives them to do the things they do – and don’t do.

Ego.

Putting on an act.

Wearing the mask.

A costume even.

Anything to look good to others, make themselves feel better, be important.

I learned years ago that you can either be important or successful.

You know the type.

They stand up at every chance to make a comment, ask a question, be important.

They want everyone to know that they know how to be an entrepreneur.

These people – good, hard-working people are nontrepreneurs.

They want to be successful, but they do not yet embody success.

They whine, complain, point fingers, blame.

All that and a bag of chips.

Now take this personally if this is you – because what is happening is this…

You resist.

You are attempting to drive at 100 miles per hour, but have your parking brake on.

Not good for you, not good for your car.

You see, when people resist, they struggle.

With everything.

Themselves, others, their business, their finances, their understanding.

And what typically happens from there is that these great people, whom many are absolutely brilliant people, wind up burning out due to the overload of stress, anxiety and overwhelming feelings.

Again, I’ve been down this road myself.

In other words, I don’t just understand it – I KNOW it.

Because this was me.

I was a nontrepreneur.

Doing all the things I could to succeed.

I still didn’t know how to be an entrepreneur

I was writing and placing the ads.

Waiting for my leads to come in.

Making the calls.

Doing my follow up.

Talking to people.

And all the while I was taking all this action, it didn’t matter.

Sure, I got more comfortable with these revenue producing activities, but there was something not clicking for me.

Because I was still resisting.

Annoyed, even angry sometimes.

Blaming, short tempered, irritated, even aggressive out of pure frustration.

“I’m doing everything they told me to do”, I’d cry, as I pounded my fist on my desk made of 2x4s and plywood.

But here’s the serious part.

I didn’t know what was going on.

Because I was in the middle of it all.

It’s like this…

A fish, has no idea that it swims in water – until it’s taken OUT of the water.

Then, it misses what its used to.

And what a nontrepreneur does, is not just swim in water – it’s something worse.

Nontrepreneurs live in this river in Egypt.

It’s called, denial.

No, not the Nile, but denial.

They cannot see who they are being, until…

Someone who cares enough to challenge them, challenge their beliefs and challenge their ways of being, steps up and acts as their leader.

You see, here’s a sure fire way to know if you are being an entrepreneur or a nontrepreneur.

Are you motivated to be successful because of what you want, or what you don’t want?

Entrepreneurs move in the direction of what they want. This is truly how to be an entrepreneur.

This means that they look past the money, past the fame, past the fortune.

They are not concerned about paying their bills.

They have bigger dreams and goals then just getting out of debt, making the rent or mortgage payments or keeping the creditors away.

They have a cause.

A purpose.

And they are constantly attracted to it.

And as a result, it’s easy for them to achieve it.

Because they love the challenge.

They love the feeling of solving problems.

Overcoming obstacles.

Doing the work.

Learning new skills.

Figuring shit out.

And constantly striving to be better at things they haven’t mastered, every single day.

They don’t use the language of “struggle”, because they don’t resist.

Yes, this is entrepreneurship.

And it makes them a lot of money in the wake of living their dream.

The nontrepreneur on the other hand…

Struggles.

Because they still haven’t let go.

To their need to be right, to be in control, look good, appear better than they really are and a whole host of other challenges that have nothing to do with being successful, but more about their past programming, conditioning and mindset that continually has them in its grasp.

It sucks to be a nontrepreneur – I know.

However, if you are one, there is great news!

All it takes is a moment to change all that.

All it takes is a second to get on a new path.

All it takes is this.

Just surrender.

Quit putting up a fight.

Quit resisting everyone and everything you see as a challenge right now.

Give up.

Wave the white flag.

Release the tension on your track.

It could be so easy.

So much more fun.

So much more relaxing.

Because the true sign of your real strength is not about continuing to “hold on”, but letting go.

And this is truly How To Be An Entrepreneur.

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12 Comments on Entrepreneur or Nontrepreneur?

  • Wow, needed to hear just that. Let go huh? Like you were talking right to me.
    I am sitting right there. I hear you. I hear you.
    I do hope that is a process and that I am in the middle somewhere. Haven’t given up yet. And yet see the need to surrender.

    Thank you.
    HP

  • “Figuring shit out” ….. That’s cool.. This is a really good one. I’m going read this one over a few times. :)

  • You hit me straight up Bro. Thank God for such great wisdom. “Let Go, Let God.” I should learn to be calm, to be still. Inner peace, inner peace…

    Thank you so much Aaron. I am looking forward to seeing you in the next MME. I am not giving up. I will be there…

  • Dreams plus effort equals reality, it’s your guarantee so go for it and have a great day!

    Thanks for all your great wisdom and support Aaron :)

  • BOOM! Sick post and right on time and on the money. NONTrepreneur..Classic. Perhaps you should submit it to Websters for publishing.

  • Awesome post Aaron I can certainly relate to the Nontrepreneur side been there done that. I once had the so called “struggles” and today I have challenges like everyone else but they are nothing I can’t overcome. Challenges make us who we are while struggles leave us desperate and fighting for air. Thanks again it never hurts to be reminded of letting go…

  • O.K. you were speaking about me right? You had me in mind as you wrote this peace….right? No of course not, but indirectly, absolutly!
    Thanks for that Aaron. Really! Within 30 seconds of reading and understanding “Let Go” of trying to be perfect, better than, totally in control guy, I felt a huge release of stress in my shoulders, neck and mind. I feel as if I can be creative with my business and not constantly worry about “losing face”.
    Awesome, thank you.

  • Thanks Aaron it is six thirty Friday morning 11/4
    On my way out the door going to my new office to toss out and start new best wake up I had in a long time we will talk again real soon, start fresh Pro time Larry D

  • Sounds easy enough! Just let go of the past and look forward. Thanks for the inspiration :0)

  • Thanks Aaron,It is as though you were talking to me. Not knowing what to do next has been holding me back. I need someone to show me as it is then I will follow that example. Aaron are you able to do that for me? I have been attracted to your way of presentation and I am convinced I will forge a head under your Leadership, and will be able to sign up, if that is ok with you. You are not going to Baby sit all I need is a jump start. The Affiliation has left a strong impression on me.(From your other material) Thank you for inspiring me

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