Marilyn Oma Anona writes: Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur.

Marilyn Oma Anona
Marilyn Oma Anona

Yes entrepreneurship is very good and on daily basis we hear different people and different “emergency” motivational speakers talk to people about becoming entrepreneurs.
Very nice!
But this morning, I am here to tell you that not everyone is cut out to be an Entreprenuer.
Everyone cannot be an Entreprenuer and not being one doesn’t make you less ambitious and it doesn’t also mean that you are less successful

Always remember, “success is relative!”

This life is made up majorly of performers and spectators…
Leaders and followers…
Producers and consumers…

And I tell you, without each other, all are meaningless!

If you are a leader and can carry all the roles and responsibilities that come with being a leader… It means you can be an entrepreneur!
On the other hand, some people find it really great and awesome to take orders from people. They can not handle leadership. They perform better as followers so entrepreneurship may not be for people in this category.

It is best for you to know where you belong.

Again, every Entreprenuer need people to work with because no matter how great you are in terms of intelligence, hardwork and ideas… A tree can never make a forest!
So if entrepreneurs need people to work with, it means that not everyone can be an Entreprenuer. Some are there and will be there to help you build up your dream and that’s how they fulfil their own destiny too and maximise their potentials.
Yes being a follower doesn’t mean you are not ambitious…

If you are not hardworking and smart and have great shock absorber and ready to encounter losses, instability, uncertainty, etc… Then entrepreneurship is not for you!
If you are not confident enough, entrepreneurship is not for you.
The beginning of it is never sweet believe me. You encounter all sorts.
I can’t begin to narrate them to you now but it’s not something to just dabble into.
It requires extreme hardwork, extreme multitasking, a huge sense of responsibility, hunger, lots of opportunity cost and of course heart ache!
It is not something just anyone can do!
Your passion level has to be up there!
Way up!
It’s the passion that keeps you going for a long time before you become stable and even start thinking of breaking even!

I have come to realise that ENTREPRENEURSHIP has become such an over rated word these days too!
Trust Nigerians… We are good in over doing and over using!

Later I will talk about the difference between an Entreprenuer and a self employed person.

But for now, just know that entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone.

It is an uncertain journey that comes with lots of setbacks and failures before you get the real stuff!
If you can’t pass through fire, this is not for you!

You must be brave and highly courageous to even think of venturing!
You must be a risk taker!

Of all the traits, I will list out 3.
These 3 traits go a long way to tell you if entrepreneurship is for you!


If you lack these 3 traits, then you are better off working to see someone’s dreams come through and true and that doesn’t make you less, it simply means you cannot handle the leadership position and function better as a follower and of course you know we all need each other to survive!

Embrace your position and put in all your best so that great results can be achieved.

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur.



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