It’s a long word to describe certain kinds of people. And I think the way you’ll see entrepreneur defined, in most dictionaries, doesn’t really fit.
For example, one dictionary has entrepreneur defined like this:
“A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.”
There’s nothing really wrong or bad about that definition. But I think it gives a skewed perspective. Because these days entrepreneurs don’t necessarily have to take on “greater than normal financial risks” in order to be involved in business. Sure, you still CAN go “all in.” But it’s not a requirement.
Also, check out the words, you can find in a thesaurus, to describe an entrepreneur:
(formal) businessman, businesswoman, business person, business executive, enterpriser, speculator, tycoon, magnate; dealer, trader, buyer and seller, merchant; commercial intermediary, intermediary, middleman, promoter, and impresario
(informal) wheeler-dealer, mogul, big shot, bigwig, whiz kid, mover and shaker, go-getter, high-flyer, hustler
Again, I think several of those descriptions miss the mark.
I know (and have known) a LOT of entrepreneurs. And, offhand, I can’t remember any who acted could be described as tycoons, magnates, moguls, big shots, bigwigs, or hustlers.
And most of the entrepreneurs I’ve known were down-to-earth types who realized how much help they needed to systemize their dreams and goals. They understood how a business coach could provide an outside (and fresh) perspective. And they knew that a coach could help them see their blind spots and problem areas. Plus, they were glad to get the help they needed to develop effective strategies and track and measure their progress.
I think most entrepreneurs are humble enough to realize how beneficial it is to learn how to manage stress, build a team, and scale their business. And they discover how a coach helps them get things done so much better and faster. Because that coach is able to remain objective about their “baby.”
Of course, large corporations can hire agencies and fancy companies to run tons of data. But small businesses, run by entrepreneurs with an idea and a dream, appreciate the personalized touch of a coach. And that coach’s job is to learn as much as they can about your business.
So, that does get up close and personal.
But that’s crucial, in order to help you achieve your goals.
Through the years I’ve had the privilege of working with some awesome entrepreneurs who were just starting out. And I’ve enjoyed working with established business owners who needed some outside help to get them to that “next level.”
Where do you fit in? Was entrepreneur defined the correct way to describe you? Or can you describe yourself as a seasoned business owner? Or maybe you’re at another stage in life. Whatever it is, if you have dreams, goals, and ideas, but you don’t know quite where to start, maybe I can help.
Book a free call with me. And let’s talk about it. I have some simple coaching for young people who are just starting out in life. And I have some comprehensive coaching for established business owners. Book a free call and tell me what kind of help you need. Maybe I can help. It doesn’t cost anything to find out. Grab a spot in my calendar and let’s talk soon.
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