We’re “problem solvers.”
If things go wonky, it’s on us . . . no one else.
Some want to cast blame on others, but the real truth is that this is what we signed up for.
When things go swimmingly well, we celebrate and might even brag a little but not for too long because there are SO many other fish to fry . . . Off we go to the next (ad)venture.
We take our work VERY seriously . . . even to the extent that we consider our work to be a form of “fine art.”
This looks sloppy sometimes.
There may be long droughts of revenue which we endure and resolve to overcome.
We live for the excitement of accomplishing what everyone said we could not do.
We have HUGE hearts!
Most of what we do is in service to others.
It’s an “entrepreneur thing” and most others simply cannot understand . . . so they leave us alone shaking their heads and mumbling “crazy” under their breath.
We celebrate their departure because their absence creates more space in which we can create more.
BUT . . . We are not Superhuman!
Seth Godin’s post today is right on!
You don’t apply. You don’t get a salary. No one picks you.
Bragging about how much money you’ve raised or what your valuation is a form of job thinking.
Entrepreneurship is a chance to trade a solution to someone who has a problem that needs solving.
Solve more problems, solve bigger problems, solve problems more widely and you’re an entrepreneur.
It’s tempting to industrialize this work, to make it something with rules and bosses and processes. But that’s not the heart of it.
The work is to solve problems in a way that you’re proud of.
What’s your story?