When I first started my journey I remember clear as day, I had got a batch of business cards printed out. The In big letters the front of my business cards said “Serial Entrepreneur” and below it had about 4 titles (Photographer, motivational speaker, real estate investor, and videographer). Now there’s nothing wrong with having multiple talents, but I had no type of focus.
There’s a saying that says jack-of-all-trades, but master at none. All I knew is I didn’t want to work for anyone ever again, but that was it and I came to find out that I had it all wrong. I was so caught up in entrepreneurship, freedom, self-employed, and business that I never really asked myself who I was and what I really wanted to do with my life. The result of this was piss poor focus and falling victim to the shiny object syndrome.
When people say they are Serial Entrepreneurs I begin to get confused because that still doesn’t tell me exactly what it is that they do. If you’re not able to say what you do then you probably don’t do anything, and that’s the road I was going down. When are just starting out in entrepreneurship or starting your business you need to figure out what it is you’re going to do and stick to that one thing. So many people are trying to be Puff Daddy before being P Diddy or Sean Combs. So many people are trying to portray themselves as a champion when they haven’t even played all the games to get there.
In my opinion Jay Z, Puff Daddy, and 50 cent are not serial entrepreneurs, they are moguls or businessmen. They all focused on one thing built it up and took advantage of all the big opportunities that came after their initial success. I feel that so many people want to be moguls, but call themselves Serial Entrepreneurs. So many people don’t have that one thing, so they end up hustling 3 or 4 things just to get by.
Because of all this, I never want to be a serial entrepreneur. I just simple want to be an entrepreneur who built a successful business. That’s what I want to be known for because I know that so many future opportunities will come from that. So if you don’t have one thing to focus on, I suggest you focus on it and stop calling yourself a serial entrepreneur. Get rid of your ego and build a business.