"Mind Your Own Business"
Entrepreneurial Motivation - introduction
I am not referring here to gossiping, rumour mongering or any such vice. I am referring to the thing that makes thousands of people in this country get up early in the morning, leave their families and their homes and make a mad dash through crazy traffic like it’s the end of the world.
That thing is work. More specifically, it is employment. Whether in the formal or informal sector it is the dominant activity in many of our lives throughout the world. It is a necessary evil for most of us because deep down we would rather not be working for anyone else, but somehow we accept that it is the only way to get by.
Once the paycheck arrives at the end of the month we feel relieved, though only for a little while, that we have our needs met. By the 10th of the month the waiting starts all over again. We have to endure the rest of the month until the next paycheck.
That is a reality for a lot of people, not only in Zambia, but throughout the world. We have become slaves to our salaries. “Making a living” is killing us. It should be making our lives better.
Entrepreneurial motivation - who are you working for?
If you are working for an individual the same reasoning applies. You are working to fulfill the purpose given to you by that individual. In both cases you are minding someone else’s business.
Entrepreneurial motivation - you are not what you do
What’s wrong with that? Everything. You are not what you do. Your work is not who you are. Unfortunately, our education system hasn’t helped in this regard. It has trained us to become what we study. If you study law you become a lawyer, studying auto mechanics makes you a mechanic and studying cooking makes you a cook.
“The mistake in becoming what you study is that too many people forget to mind their own business. They spend their lives minding someone else’s business and making that person rich.”Those are the wise words of Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Entrepreneurial motivation - minding other people's business
Entrepreneurial motivation - work to develop yourself
Such people know that what they will get from their job will ultimately help them to mind their own business by equipping them with what they need mentally to be able to fulfill their own purpose.
Entrepreneurial motivation - work to invest
Entrepreneurial motivation - work for financial independence
Entrepreneurial motivation - delay gratification
The employee mentality is what keeps most of us slaves to the economy and other people. We need to stop minding other people’s business and start minding our own. At the very least we should do both. But do both well.
Entrepreneurial motivation - conclusion
As a dreamer, you need to understand its significance and mind your own business. Never lose track of your vision for your life. Do not ever get so busy making a living that you forget to live your life.
You are all you can be. Go on and be it!
I hope you have enjoyed these articles on motivation and that they will be of benefit to you as you reach out to your dreams.
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