Nowadays it seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, which was originally used to describe people who were creative innovators that disrupted society. Now, it is being used to describe everyone from a “sales rep” for a multilevel marketing company to “influencers” on social media, to people who invent a new solution that solves a need.

It has become “sexy” to be an entrepreneur and sounds so much better than Marketing Assistant or Administrative Coordinator or even VP of Sales. With the rise in popularity of social media, it has also created this “keeping up with the Jones” mentality and has created a slew of look at me “I am successful and going to be the next Mark Zuckerberg”.

For some reason now, more than ever people want others to be envious of their life. They want to feel good about who they are and what they do, even if they have to make it up. They want to impress friends, family and even strangers online. They want people to believe they are living the life of Riley and that their life is perfect. Regardless of how you define an entrepreneur, there are a lot of people out there that believe it is the life to live and that it is a quick fix to make money and solve their problems.

I can tell you that being an entrepreneur is not a quick fix and it comes with many ups and downs. Don’t let yourself get misled by those social media posts. Entrepreneurial life is not about drinking champagne on a yacht with all your buddies, nor is it about having a great work life balance, it is not even about being able to take time off whenever you want to.

Stay tuned and I will share the good, the bad and the ugly about being an entrepreneur.

Until next time.

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