The decision to build a business from its inception is a highly personal experience
—and to some people rising to a spiritual
one—where the budding entrepreneur
starts his or her journey as a life-long wage earner
accustomed to paltry 3% yearly raises
, endless corporate virtue signaling
, and tyrannical bosses
who stifle their autonomy, resulting in a bleak career path devoid of meaning and purpose. “I went to college for this
?” they ask themselves on a daily basis.
Yet, all hope is not lost on the startup entrepreneur. With a lot of hard work
, a little luck
, and the support of their attorney at ESQx Business Law
, they ascend
to a self-actualized future
where they cultivate a personal standard of excellence
that radiates from their work life
to their personal life
, creating a virtuous cycle of improvement
which elevates them to new levels of life satisfaction
previously unimagined. This satisfaction is built on themes common to a happy life, including autonomy
in one’s work, the ability to create a legacy
, and the opportunity to take part in the American dream through free enterprise
So, forgive us for asking so bluntly: what are you waiting for
In working with countless entrepreneurs
, we believe there are three major qualities
that they possess: real skills, dislike of mediocrity, and acceptance of risk. In fact, we’ve written extensively about this subject on our blog
if you’re interested.
- If you have skills, then you can sell these skills and therefore have the beginnings of a successful business. Period.
- If you dislike mediocrity, you will do well in 21st century America where it seems to be all around us. Do better than average and you will have extraordinary outcomes.
- If you can conquer your fear of risk, you will flourish. Risk is what keeps people stuck. Without risk, there cannot be reward. Learn to control your fear of risk through meditation and Stoic philosophy.