The Life of an Entrepreneur
I’ve been told I live an Unstoppable Life. It seems that many people see success in many things I do.I succeeded in business, made my dream of sailing around the world come true, and wrote a best-selling book about my journey.
So what’s next?It’s time to give back. It’s time to share the knowledge I have about how to live an Unstoppable Life. So I’m starting a new career of professional speaking and will soon develop new products to share my ideas with you and others.
What a challenge this is though! There’s writing, editing, proofing, design, print, recordings, speech writing, booking events and speeches, learning the speaking industry, marketing, improving and managing my website, and all the while continuing to promote my book.
Many of you know that as an entrepreneur, you do nearly everything yourself.
The other night, I began reading another author’s book on self-improvement and what struck me most was the amount of help she has in developing her books, products, TV shows, and business. Her acknowledgments included:
- A Business partner
- An Editorial partner
- A “literary genius” team at her publisher
- A Writing partner
- An Executive assistant
- An entire team at her media company
- An attorney
- A marketing team at her publisher
- A producer
- A website team
- And three other people who always “watched her back”
Wow. What I could do with a group of people like that to help me create my business!But alas, this is the life of an entrepreneur.Even when I was president of a much bigger company, I ran that company hands-on. Our core belief was the personal touch and we were deeply involved in the business of our clients.
It’s an entrepreneurial style, a touch, a hug, and a phone call instead of an email. As small businesspeople, we are dedicated to creating our businesses by ourselves because we know that the ideas are worthwhile.We also know that in the beginning, without the big budgets of the no-named author, we need to keep overhead low.