Should I Become an Entrepreneur?

Starting your own business is one way to achieve your dreams, but it is not for everyone.  Not only does it take time and money to start a business, but it also requires being able to overcome challenges and work through failure.

So before you start a business, be sure to spend some time doing some self-assessing.

Why do you want to become an entrepreneur and do you have the right mindset and personality for it?

Free Resources For You

You Need a Destination Before You Can Get Anywhere

You Need a Destination Before You Can Get Anywhere

Growing your business & setting goals is like a GPS system. Pick a destination, start working to get there, and recalculate as needed.

You Will Lose Friends & Family

Why You Will Lose Family & Friends as an Entrepreneur

The road to becoming an entrepreneur isn’t easy, and often it’s hardest on the personal relationships in your life.

Should You Pay Off Debt or Start a Business

Should You Pay Off Debt or Start a Business?

Most people have some sort of debt.  Find out how to determine whether you should pay it off before starting a business.

10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting a Business

10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting a Business

Find out the most 10 most common mistakes that people make when trying to start a business so that you can avoid them.

Why Haven't Your Started Your Business Yet?

Why Haven’t Your Started Your Business Yet?

There are several potential reasons that may be holding you back from starting a business.  Find out how to overcome them.

How to Get Your Spouse on Board With Your Business Idea

How to Get Your Spouse on Board With Your Business Idea

A major challenge with trying to start a business can be getting your spouse on board.  Listen to learn strategies to help.

The Journey & Evolution into Entrepreneurs

Our Journey & Evolution into Entrepreneurs

Often you only hear about the successes of entrepreneurs, but little on their journey.  Listen in as we share ours.

Do You Need Passion to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Do You Need Passion to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Common advice when starting a business is to “follow your passion”.  Is this wise?  Listen in as we explore.

Recommended Tools

Serial Startups Community

Family Entrepreneur Life Community
Education/Support for Entrepreneurs
Free

We’ve built this free community as a place for entrepreneurs (and would-be entrepreneurs) to come together and learn, grow and support each other as we all build our businesses and our lives.  The first step to becoming successful is being around other successful people.

Ideal Life Worksheet

Ideal Life Worksheet
Define Your Dream Life
Free

An important first step in living the life that you want is understanding what type of life you want.  To help you, we’ve put together this free worksheet to help you get clarity and understand what you want out of life (so that you can make it happen).

16 Personalities

16 Personalities
Personality Test
Free (Limited Report), $33 (Full Report)

This site allows you to answer a few questions and provides you with an archetype (based on the Myers-Briggs personality profiles).  It will help you understand your natural behaviors, how you operate best and how you interact with others.

Recommended Books

These books are some of the best to read when thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.

Start With Why

Start With Why
Finding Your Drive
~$8 on Amazon

Many people want to start a business, yet they don’t have a deep sense of why they want to start a business (beyond to make money).  This book shows the importance of starting anything that you do (personal or business) with why.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Personal Effectiveness
~$10 on Amazon

It takes a lot of work to be a successful entrepreneur.  This book focuses on the key “habits” (principles) that are foundational to not only being an effective entrepreneur, but also a good person.  Read this book whether or not you start a business.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad
Money Mindset
~$8 on Amazon

In this book, the author compares his 2 dads; his rich dad and his poor dad.  He challenges what society tells us about being rich and poor.  This book has changed more people’s mindsets when it comes to money and wealth than most others.

The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek
Lifestyle Design

~$14 on Amazon

This books defined “the new rich”; those who do not delay retirement until they are 65, but instead determine the life that they want and intentionally design their lifestyle.  It will help you think differently and open your eyes to some ways to get there.

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