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Thinking More Like An Entrepreneur 1
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Thinking More Like An Entrepreneur 1

Looking back at all the jobs I have held in my life, it only makes me want to try harder to be self employed even more. I don't want to seem ungrateful for the opportunities that I have been blessed with, but sometimes I just wonder, where would I be if I learned to think like an entrepreneur.

My Father was a hard working man and I admired him for everything he did for our family. He was a good man and I truly miss him. Being a military man, he taught the importance of a good work ethic, and how to put in a hard days work to earn a good living. Not bad qualities to possess as a worker, if you add honesty, punctuality, and a team spirit.

Another thing my father taught me was on the complete opposite side of the coin. After he retired he started a multilevel marketing business that was very successful. I was able to quit the lumber mill I worked at and work for him. He bought a computer and my job was to learn the ins and outs of an accounting program and handle the books.

I picked up the program pretty quick and at tax time it was a breeze to print out all the entries made on a monthly basis throughout the year. But what I was doing was more like a job unlike what he was doing, which was more like entrepreneurship. He was working for himself and definitely had to come out of his comfort zone, to meet new people, sell his product and help others get involved with something he believed in.

That was my introduction to residual income, the act of working hard and putting in time, with the goal of getting a return that keeps coming in because of the initial effort you put in. There is a concept I wonder if I had taken to heart at that age, what it would worth today. While working for my dad, I was virtually on my own, but I wasn't learning those necessary values that entrepreneurs possess.

They just seem to see business or earning a living in a totally different light. They see working for an hourly wage as not a efficient way to earn money, when the opportunities that can bring you residual income exist. It is my goal now to walk in my fathers steps by taking a chance and getting out of my comfort zone to earn a living.


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