Entrepreneurship is Sheer Hard Work

I have to chuckle to myself when I look at all the latest book titles on entrepreneurship that are published each month, each one promising instant success and riches - we have all seen them: How to Become a Millionaire in 6 Weeks; Make Money Whilst You Sleep; Build an Online Business Lying on the Beach, etc. But behind these attention grabbing book titles, the reality is that being an entrepreneur takes sheer hard work, guts, determination and absolute passion. For most entrepreneurs in the early years, it means working long hours for little or no pay; it means not getting enough sleep and feeling constantly stressed; it means working twice as hard as other 9-5 employees in corporate jobs seem to do; and it means living with no guarantees of success. Let’s be honest, if you saw books on entrepreneurship with titles that reflect the reality, chances are you would run a mile. Yet, ask most entrepreneurs if it is worth it, and the answer is probably going to be a resounding YES! Entrepreneurs are brave individuals, they know there are no guarantees and that they have to put in the hard yards - but the journey is worth it.