I had a really interesting conversation about why we want to be entrepreneurs a few weeks back that made me take a good hard look in the mirror. I think a lot of people say they want to be entrepreneurs without ever really taking a good hard look their core motivations, myself included. The friend I spoke with said that his main motivation to take the entrepreneurial leap, among others, was to swing for the fences with the chance that he’d never have to worry about money again. This friend of mine choose to take a job that would better prepare himself to become an entrepreneur than get in early on a later stage startup. He knew the later stage startup would be a huge success, but his ultimate goal was to build his own successful companies. He opted to turn down the promising opportunity for one that he thought would better prepare him to become a successful entrepreneur.
Scott Britton is a startup enthusiast, blogger, and Skillshare teacher based in New York City. He is a former business development and marketing executive for SinglePlatform and writes about business development, networking, and personal development at Life-LongLearner.com.