People become entrepreneurs for many different reasons; some to do what they love, others to help serve people, and others, just to pay their bills. Regardless of their motivation for starting their own businesses, the most successful entrepreneurs are really artists.
When a painter begins their masterpiece, they are looking at a blank slate. When a sculptor begins their masterpiece, they are looking at a lump of clay. What separates the master painter and master sculptor from the rest of the crowd is that they see opportunity from that blank slate or lump of clay. When an entrepreneur envisions their masterpiece, they are looking at nothing other than opportunity. That is the same opportunity that the master painter or sculptor sees.
It takes a true artist to see something out of nothing and an even greater artist to begin the process to sculpt the situation to match that which they envision. Sometimes no one can see what you see and sometimes people may even tell you that you are crazy for thinking you can see some kind of opportunity. Well you may be crazy, or maybe you are just crazy enough to believe what you see is possible.
If you do what everyone else has done, you will have what everyone else has. It is entrepreneurs who are willing to do what no one else is willing to do so they can have what no one else has. They are willing to give up immediate gratification for long-term fulfillment. They don’t mind working long nights and weekends because they believe that those long hours will be worth it in the end. It is that belief that drives them to do what they do in the face of fear, uncertainty and doubt. Therefore, when they persist on, they do end up creating a masterpiece.
The true masterpieces are lives that are built around your passion and values so that everyday you can wake up doing what you love and generate a profit doing it. Many people don’t become entrepreneurs because they don’t know how to monetize their dream. The happiest entrepreneurs figure out a way to do the things that they really enjoy and build systems around all the other things, utilizing other peoples efforts, resources and technology.
I would like to invite you to figure out what you love to do and then begin making an inquiry into how you can do more of that and less of what you don’t enjoy. Then I would begin asking yourself how can you continue to do that thing you enjoy while serving others, and how you can serve the greatest amount of people. Next I would ask myself how can I continue to do what I love, serve others and generate enough revenue to support my lifestyle. When you answer those questions and can design a lifestyle that you love, you are a true Entrepreneur Artist!
Here are five simple steps you can take today to become an Entrepreneur Artist:
- Seek to find the opportunity in things.
- Believe what you see is possible.
- Be willing to do what no one else is to create your masterpiece business.
- Build your business around your passion and values.
- Figure out how you can serve people doing what you love do to.
Louis Lautman is a Life Style Designer and Transformational Artist, helping entrepreneurs globally connect with their passion and create wealth doing what they love. He travels the world sharing his consciously unifying message through seminars, book and multi-media. Louis is also a member of The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business's development and growth.