As an entrepreneur, the objective is to build a profitable and successful business that can change your life, and the lives of your family. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles that can stop you from reaching that goal.
Join Jay on his latest Black Entrepreneur Blueprint podcast episode # 451, as he discusses and dissects the number one reason that most entrepreneurs are not successful and gives you a strategy to help solve that problem.
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BLACK ENTREPRENEUR BLUEPRINT SHOW NOTES – EPISODE # 451
The number one reason why most entrepreneurs are not successful is that they’re not doing what they were designed to do. Somewhere along the road, you lost your direction, or you never took the time to seek and understand your direction.
You see, entrepreneur success is like climbing a mountain with treasure on top, but most people are climbing the wrong mountain and killing themselves to get to the wrong treasure chest. You do all of this work, and the treasure at the top is not what you actually wanted.
KEY QUOTE: Each person is already wired for success, and they possess all the tools they need – if they know what they were designed to do. By Jay Jones
First, Let’s Talk About Why You’re Climbing The Wrong Mountain
- You’re chasing the shiny new business opportunity mountain that promises to make you rich – your focus is solely on money
- You’re looking to climb any mountain as long as the treasure chest at the top is full of money – you lack purpose (chasing paper vs purpose)
- You’re climbing up somebody else’s mountain because they were successful – they got the treasure they wanted, but you’re following their dream and seeing how happy they are
- You don’t have any direction and are looking for the path of least resistance to make money
- You don’t know where your mountain is and what treasure you’re looking for in that treasure chest at the top of the mountain – you lack direction and purpose
- You’re not doing what you’re designed to do because you don’t know how to make a living from your God-given gifts (your “genius.”)
- Understood what you truly want – out of life and out of your business (I put life in front of business)
- Stay true to yourself and your dreams (your dreams were given to you, not anybody else)
- Get a mentor or guide (George Curry – NNPA, esteemed journalist, worked with Bob Johnson)
- Systematically formulate and execute your plan (the only 3 things an entrepreneur does is think, create, and execute)