Being a businessman

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.

Running after clarity

Thinking that clarity will be the answer to my questions can be a problem.

But only time will tell.

Seeking out clarity, I believe, will lead to a well-defined route. Clarity will give me the much-illusive simplicity. I believe that you get what you go after, so your ‘it is not that simple’ line will not work; it is simple, as simple as you make it.

Earning money. How much? And for what?

This question has once again started to bug me. Nay, it has plauged me. But this time, the problem is different.

Remember, money is a means to an end. Remember, money is a means to an end. One more time; remember, money is a means to an end.

Clarity will come once you find out what that ‘end’ is. You can define it word per word, process per process or you can have a fair idea of what that end looks like. The clarity will help you choose your route, not your end. The end will be chosed by how you choose to live your life.

I want to earn money. Not from one source, but from many. A little from here and there makes more sense than a lot from just here, if you know what I mean.

I find the idea of earning money just for the sake of earning money a non-worthy objective. What are you earning your money for? For whom? The answer to that question is the real deal, the real reflection of your objective. An answer that ‘I am earning because you are supposed to’ takes away that very clarity that I am running after. So it has been, and is, by God’s Grace, unthinkable for me to do something and tell myself that I am doing it to earn, period. That ‘something’ has to pass quite a few tests.

Clarity is therefore, quite important.

That will come when I find my passion. I have been able to wrap a business around many of my interests, by God’s Grace. My idea of earning money – business or job – is to serve some other purpose. It seems that I have to find that purpose to find the required clarity.

Are you clear on your objective?