Innovation Issue MADE Magazine - Page 54

MADEXXX entrepreneurship 6 THINGS THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT made by Rayvon C. A t f ir s t gla nce, t he appea l of e n t repr eneu r sh ip can b e v er y at t r activ e. You have the power to make your own hours, the freedom to work whenever you want, the authority to set (and reset) your own deadlines, and the choice to choose your own team. But then you actually become an entrepreneur and you realize that it’s not at all like what you thought it would be. The business you thought you’d run is now running you. The free time you thought you’d have is now spent making sure everything is going smoothly with your brand. And the people you hired in the beginning are no longer good for the future of the business. So it’s like, what do you do? How do you navigate the triumphs and disasters of being an entrepreneur? How can you withstand the heat without throwing in the towel and running hysterically in the opposite direction? The answer is simple. You just keep going. And if you find yourself wondering whether or not entrepreneurship is for you – fear not. You’re not the first person to feel this way and you definitely won’t be the last. Nevertheless, here are 6 things you need to know about entrepreneurship. The real. The raw. The things “we” don’t talk about. The things we all need to consider before jumping on the entrepreneurship wagon. Take from this list what you will. Apply it as you see fit. And most of all, | 54