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What Makes An Entrepreneur Tick?

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2006-12-02 22:28:39     
Article by Kevin Cobb

It is only natural that when you start a business, you are doing something different than most people. They not only will look at you because you stick out like a sore thumb, but human nature will cause people to naturally ridicule

what you are doing. They will tell you all types of things like: "You're not business material." "You can't make a living working for yourself." "You'll fail because nobody can ever make any money that way." The shameful part of it all is that many of those “Nay-Sayers” may have the same last name as you and even live in the same house.

Entrepreneurship is not just about having a lot of ideas or business sense. It is also about having a lot of guts. You have to build self-confidence in yourself. You have to only be concerned with pleasing yourself and your Creator (God), not mankind. Then, when (and if) you should fail with a particular venture, you'll just dust yourself off and start again. It doesn't matter if people "think" you're nuts! They aren't paying your rent and running your life. Don't be concerned with what people "think" you should be. Just please yourself and do what you feel

is right. People are too busy competing with society and "keeping up with the Jones's" that they do things they are not comfortable with just to appease them and look "normal" (whatever that is.)

But when most people do fail in business they try to "save face" by telling everyone they are "just in a slump" and everything will be back to normal soon. Besides, they don't want people to say: "I told you so" and destroy any pride they are still hanging onto. Unfortunately, this only delays the problem and creates even more false hope for the people in your life as well as yourself.

The best thing to do for anybody in this catastrophe is to swallow their pride and admit they screwed up. Just face it head on! Admit that you were so proud of your accomplishments that your mind became diluted with "visions of sugar plums and fantasyland."

If your small business is beyond repair, go out and find a job and begin working on your next small business in the near future. Keep your family fed and your financial obligations met but look forward to the day when you WILL succeed with your new business venture.

And why should you try again? Simply because you won't make the same mistakes you made the first time. If you built something successful before (but failed), you are certain to build the next business stronger and wiser. Even if you

fail the second time; it won't be because of mistakes you made the first time. You'll learn more and more and eventually be successful. It's inevitable!

Never forget the Entrepreneur’s Credo

“I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon – if I can. I seek opportunity – not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for dole; I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm Utopia.

I will not trade my freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master, not bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say:

This, with God’s help, I have done. All this is what it means to be an entrepreneur.”

Kevin Cobb is a fulltime Licensed Maryland Notary and Title Producer. In the last two years he has conducted more than 500 signings. He soon developed his own special way of marketing and increased his income dramatically. Kevin tells all and shares his inside secrets in his books and home study course:

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