I know that the “normal” thing to do is to get a job, work hard, stick to it, save some money and eventually, hopefully retire when I’m old. My goals didn’t align with what society was offering me as the “normal” route so I became an entrepreneur.
For years, I held myself back because although I had become an entrepreneur, I was still compelled to be and do “normal”. I felt this urge to comply with what society expected of me.
If less than 10% of the population are entrepreneurs and only 10% of them are successful in their entrepreneurial endeavors, that means that I was striving to be in a place that 99% of the people would not understand.
What do people do when they encounter someone “different”, someone not normal? Too many times, it’s not nice is it? Think for a bit about the most successful, most famous people you know and ask yourself how they were probably judged, teased, etc.?
It’s for these reasons that I believe that many entrepreneurs and many people who would make great entrepreneurs hold themselves back. They are scared to dream too big or to be too creative, that’s not normal.
One of the things I learned to do was to find other people willing to stick their necks out, willing to step outside the norms of society and willing to take the heat. Meeting with my peers offered me the positive support I needed. They made me comfortable enough to share my goals, ideas and struggles.
Do you need a circle of entrepreneurial peers that will support you and give you the ideas and feedback you need? Contact me now and let’s talk about WAM! and find a meeting for you.