Being a goal orient person I pursue them with logic and reasonable conclusion deemed through research and analytics. I don’t associated myself with an influential branding as an entrepreneur.
An entrepreneur by definition “Is a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.”
Neil Patel, contributor to Forbes wrote:
Nine out of ten startup businesses will fail…
[This is a hard and bleak truth, but one that you’d do well to meditate on. Entrepreneur may even want to write their failure post-mortem before they launch their business.]
Neil Patel goes on to say,
[Why? Because very optimistic entrepreneur needs a dose of reality now and then. Cold statistics like these are not intended to discourage entrepreneurs, but to encourage them to work smarter and harder.]
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Why all the hype?
I’ve met many entrepreneurs along the way. Most noticeable when I started a meetup teaching web design for beginners with the concept of being open to others whom desire to learn through nonprofit. It had become the ideal strategy to educate others whom may have needed encouragement and answers to jump-start their intuitive mindset.
However this proved to be challenging as entrepreneurs found this to be an open invite to prey and influence their own agendas. Entrepreneurs who would take away another persons engaging willingness to learn and prosper. Entrepreneurs masquerading around in a class with an intent to deceive and pitch a sale to others.
But through determination I found myself equivalently deep into an uphill battle of communication data base full speed ahead of the entrepreneurs. The battlefield of knowledge before giving them a kick in the ass on their way out the door.
At what lengths will entrepreneurs go?
My most memorable moment with an entrepreneur was the one that almost got away…
A zealous entrepreneur’s attitude that stirs up havoc by throwing bogus and false information into a classroom disrupting others. Then proceeds to leave by taking one of the class modules and quickly shoving it into her bag. But within moments she was told she couldn’t take the module without paying for it. Her response was “well, I already wrote in it” and continue to gather her things without paying for it. A co- facilitator in this class responded by saying “doesn’t matter if you wrote in it, you still need to pay for it!” This woman pulled the module out of her bag disgruntled and bitter, tossing the module on the table before leaving.
When I arrived home later that night my co-facilitator and I started going through all the modules to pull the one she had written in aside. To our surprise we didn’t find any modules scribbled in, nor any kind of written notes by those whom participated. All modules were there, all been accounted… It never sees to amaze me what people will do and at what length, especially to get ahead by preying on others.