Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Time is Now: Thoughts of an Entrepreneurial R.E.B.E.L. (Volume 17)
What's interesting is that most people seem not realize that we are living in one of the greatest times for entrepreneurial opportunity ever. Whenever there is a great economic upheaval, it levels the playing field for the underdog to compete with the status quo. Over the next ten years, we will see an unprecedented amount of new small business owners. The reason why? The unemployment rate will only get worse. Currently you have people with Master's degrees who are desperate to get a minimum wage paying job. If there is that type of competition in the job market, how easy will it be for a person with only a GED or high school diploma to get that same job? There has been a fundamental shift in the very fabric of the economy. Even drug dealers realize that we are in a recession. Businesses cannot continue as usual. The global circumstances will not support it. Many entrepreneurs will be born out of the need for survival. Those of us that are blessed to have a job should not only count are blessings, but position ourselves to become future entrepreneurs. The only security is opportunity. If you have consistent income, you need to begin to invest in an enterprise of your own. You need to begin to plant entrepreneurial seeds in your mind right now,so 3-5 years from now you will be ready to launch out on your own. Those that have not been fortunate enough to hold on to a job, need to fight for the ability to remain creative and positive. Give everything you have to your entrepreneurial endeavor, push past fear and discouragement. Your hunger and desperation will work for you. The tide will change soon. There is no later I'll do this or that. People in Jesus' day failed to recognize that God was walking among them, now people fail to recognize that one of the greatest times for successful business creation is upon us. The time to start working on your own business is now.