I prefer entrepreneur as the title, because frankly, it sounds way cooler than businessman. And as far as definitions go, the two words are different, but that’s not the point here. The point is that you get to be what you want to be. You have all the time in the world and you are making good money to make those stubborn ends meet. That was the reason I insisted on not getting a job while graduating from college. That was my objective, my objective. And that is where most aspiring businessmen/entrepreneurs get it wrong; the reason.
Most people see the business world as the surefire way to make tons of cash. If money is your only incentive to be a businessman, you’ll probably remain discontent with your ‘business’. Most businesses will fail and you will face cash flow problems from day one, or day two if you are lucky. I am tempted to say that ‘business does have the potential of earning you Millions’ to keep the carrot dangling at the end of the stick, but I am reminded by the hefty paychecks of some of the employed individuals that it is not about the money, it is about the freedom.
As long as earning money is a by-product of offering top notch service and/or products via your business, I think that all is set. Your business should be there for the reason of ‘improving your quality of life’ and not just to ‘earn you more money’. You may say that it is the same but then you’d be wrong; if you are earning more money but do not find time to spend on things you enjoy, your business is failing and is not achieving its objective.
It is not about the money, it is about the overall quality of your life.