When to Know It’s Time to Become an Entrepreneur

Become an EntrepreneurThere are two types of people in the world:

  • Those that make other people successful
  • People that make themselves successful

Some people will argue that making someone else successful is also making them successful, but when you start comparing the rewards, it’s apparent that making yourself successful comes out on top.

This means that you can work for someone for years, so he or she achieves success, or you could work for yourself and achieve success for yourself.

When you believe in that statement, it’s time to become an entrepreneur.

If you’re tired of following the lead of someone who basks in the glory of all of your hard work, then it’s time to become an entrepreneur.

If you’re ready to come up with your own plan for success and make your way up the success ladder, then it’s time to become an entrepreneur.

When you decide to become an entrepreneur, you are deciding to take control of your success in life. You don’t have to rely on anyone else to make you successful. You are the one that calls the shots and grows your business, so you make more money. You don’t have to wait around for a promotion. You don’t have to ask for a raise. What you do have to look for is new opportunities to build and grow your business. You look for ways to attract customers. You work to make your business a success, not someone else’s business a success.

Become an Entrepreneur: How to Get Started

It’s natural to become dependent on an employer. You go to work, you do your job, you get paid, and you go home. This security is what keeps a lot of people from becoming their own boss. They are afraid they won’t be able to make themselves as successful as they have made their employer. It’s part low self-esteem and part being afraid of taking a risk. If you ask any business owner, he or she will tell you that you must be confident and you have to be willing to take risks when it comes to entrepreneurship. They confidence and risk is what takes business from a startup to a success.

That’s not to say you should quit your job today. You can start a business while you work. You can start saving and raising money to start building your business. You can start to advertise your services or products. The more you can do now while you work, the more confident you’ll become as you move forward. At one point, you’ll start to see the fruits of your labor, and you’ll start to see that you can achieve the success you helped your employer reach. All you have to do is spend as much time working for yourself as you did for your employer. That’s the point in which you’ll decide to take the risk of leaving your current place of employment.

What’s important to know as you start building your business is that it’s not easy. You’ll start of strong, and sometimes, you’ll scale back because you’ll feel defeated. However, you are only defeated if you give up. So, in those times in which the little voice says, “I can’t do this…” rest for a bit, but don’t give up. Move forward at the pace you need to move, and with time, you could end up seeing the success you’re hoping for.

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About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.


  1. You raise some very poignant points. I find that being an entreprenuer requires a lot of dedication and hardwork. Its double work what you did for someone else inorder for them to succeed, but in this case the rewards are all yours. I think what I might add is to encourage all would be entreprenuers to be patient…success won’t happen overnight…its a long, wonderful journey full of learning experiences! Great post Hardy

  2. Thanks Simon! It does sometimes take more work, but the rewards are worth it. I appreciate your comments!

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