Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain
WHAT’S ON THE MIND OF AN ENTREPRENEUR
First and foremost is a strong sense of individuality and desire for freedom. In many ways I think deciding to start your own business is simply a declaration that you wish to be the captain of your own ship.
It’s easy to look at that comment and think that just means wanting to be the boss. That would be superficial though and ultimately inaccurate. I’m sure that’s a case for some, but most entrepreneurs really just want control. Mainly control of your own life.
You don’t want to be pushed around and forced to do anything that you want to do.
It cracks me up because I don’t think of myself as some kind of control freak. Yet if I take a really honest look at my life decisions I am definitely a control freak. It all comes down wanting to be in control of my own life.
Maybe you had difficulties with authority figures. Or just couldn’t shake the feeling that you are wasting your time when you weren’t doing your own thing.
Any way you slice it you don’t want to be limited by anything or anyone.
WHAT ELSE DOES AN ENTREPRENEUR WANT
They are those that want to jump over their own heads.
The essence of the American dream is that you are not limited by your past, where you came from or what you have. But there is opportunity for those that are willing to go past the fear and create a new life for themselves and their loved ones.
That’s why I love this idea of rising mobility and named of my company Mobility Rising.
Like a lot of us I didn’t come from much. Growing up in the poor neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Were just not getting caught up by the negativity of that world is considered to be an accomplishment by some.
Entrepreneurs are willing to put stability on the line in order to seize opportunity and make dreams possible.
WHAT ABOUT THE MONEY
Money is nice but it really comes back to freedom and control. That at the end of the day we all just want to free men and women with no limitations.
The trick is to realize that you already are.
Juan Mirelez – Control Freak
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