By Rebel United
Lesson one in becoming an entrepreneur is first and most importantly to acknowledge that it’s possible to create a job, instead of getting one.
Well, first of all you must unlearn what 9 years of schooling – or presumably more - has taught you. By this I don’t mean the basics of math and grammar, but the idea that the only way to make a living is to get a job, work for a boss – or if you smart, be hired to be the boss. Many of us still accept this notion mainly due to an educational system (at least in Denmark), which is in many ways still based on the thoughts of the Industrial Age. These thoughts were ideal for building the infrastructure of a society at that time, however they’re not aligned with what our world needs today. So lesson one in becoming an entrepreneur is first and most importantly to acknowledge that it’s possible to create a job, instead of getting one.
But how you may ask. I will allow myself to quote something I once read on the subject of being an entrepreneur.
"It takes a true artist to see something out of nothing and even a greater artist to begin the process to sculpt the situation to match that which they envision. You may be crazy, or maybe you are just crazy enough to believe what you see it’s possible."
In other words you will need a strong vision and maybe a hint of madness to become an entrepreneur, at least if you set out to invent something which does not already exist. Luckily conquering completely new territory is not the only way of becoming an entrepreneur. Your idea does not have to be rocket science; most likely you can think of at least one thing at this given moment that you would like to make differently if given the chance. If you seize that chance, you have already taken your first step towards becoming an entrepreneur.