WIFE, MOTHER, MENTOR, ENTREPRENEUR
It’s been over 10 years since I had my last job, getting regular paychecks, looking forward to “hump day” and “TGIF”. I have had my own business for a decade and I love each day that I get to build my empire. Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a side hustle as an expert business consultant, planner, coach, or something similar? If you have been in business for yourself for a substantial period, you do know you’re unemployable now, right?
Yes, you fall in a category where you will find it very challenging to survive working for someone else. In addition, most employers won’t want you. Most entrepreneurs are too independent, they are not good at taking orders from someone who has settled in life, and they will have a difficult time with office politics. Entrepreneurs have already defined what success means to them, what motivates them, and their purpose in life. Working for someone inhibits the entrepreneur from growing. Entrepreneurs know that they must live at the edge of their capabilities. They must fail to evolve.
On a job, failure is unacceptable. Failing on a job is asking to be fired. Failing as an entrepreneur is a part of the growth process. One of my favorite quotes on failure by John C. Maxwell, “Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.” Entrepreneurs are successful because they extract the lessons from failure and they have a positive relationship with failure.
So, should I worry that as an entrepreneur that I am unemployable? Not at all. The awesome life challenge of not being able to accomplish gainful employment in working for someone else motivates me to “10X” and maxout each goal I set for myself and my team. I am not hurt by people who do not support me in my efforts to be successful, because I have chosen a way of life that will bring an unsurmountable amount of wealth and create a legacy for my family and future generations. People will not always see my vision. It’s ok. Later, when I am uber successful, they will ask me how did I do it. I will tell them like a diamond I withstood the pressure, believed in myself, and trusted the process.
I am an entrepreneur and I am unemployable. I am fortunate to be my own boss at Virtuity Financial Partners. I work with a team of unemployable entrepreneurs. We work on our own schedules, we control our lives and plan the future we want. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, contact me to explore your options.
Collaboration with Jewel Johnson and Gillian Giorgio