Why we’re born to be Entrepreneurs

I want to share 3 reasons why I believe people are born to be entrepreneurial and why most people struggle to work in a fixed 9-5 routine.

But first, here’s some interesting trivia for you. Do you know who this man is?…

It’s ‘Henry Ford’, inventor of the automobile…or as we call it nowadays, a car 🙂

He’s credited by many historians as being one of the founders of the industrial revolution, in a way he’s also responsible for why millions of people live the way they do today.

What do I mean by that?

Well, though most people know him as the founder of the Ford Motor Company…

He was also one of the very first to standardize the 9-to-5 hour workday in the early 1900’s.

And because many companies all over the world today still follow this same model – he essentially created the template of working hours as most people know it. Crazy right?

Well, here’s a thought that’s even crazier….

That template is almost 100 years old

Times have moved on, economies and ways of doing business have changed – but the 9-5 model has remained the same for many people. 

We’re born to be free and individuals, being constrained in a rigid structure just won’t work for everyone.

Here’s why, and see if you can relate! 

#1 Your Personal Body Clock

Most people are either night people or morning people, sometimes both.

Which one are you?

Because, if you’re an “early bird”, you probably get more things done in the morning and by the afternoon, you need to rest, recover and recharge. 

If you’re a “night owl”, you’ll probably want to press snooze (several times) in the morning – but when evening comes you suddenly come alive and can work productively. 

If you’re a combination of the two? then you’re one of those people that gets the job done by dipping in and out of work throughout the day and night, whenever you feel like it.

There’s nothing wrong with being any of these. But here’s the problem.

With a 9-5, you have to work around a company’s schedule – not yours.

So even if you’re more productive in the morning, sorry, you can’t just arrive early and choose to finish by lunchtime.

If you’re better in the evening, you can’t rock up and start work at night and finish when you feel like it.  

And if you’re a combination? you definitely can’t just come and go as you please.

Most companies want their employees to start in the morning…and work all day long.

And that just doesn’t work for everyone.

#2 Your Personal Goals

The cost of living 100 years ago is very different from how it is today.

Back then all you needed was one job to get by.

But nowadays one job might not be enough anymore. Sometimes even two isn’t!

If you did your best to live modestly, one 9-5 paycheck should be ok.

And that’s the problem. Because human beings always have goals and aspirations, we’re built to be dreamers.

We’re always aiming for something better for ourselves.

So, think about your personal goals and dreams for a moment. 

Chances are, if you have worthwhile goals, one job alone may not be enough to get you there.

And even if it is, how can you enjoy it fully, when you’re tied to a 9-5 routine all day long?

#3 Your Personality

We’re all different, and the reality is some people won’t get along. 

And inside a company environment, this is inevitable, because you can’t really choose who you work with or who you work for.

You may have to talk to, or put up with toxic, energy-draining people.

You have to work with people the company has employed, whether you get along with them or not.

Anyway, these are the three reasons I believe our true nature as human beings is to be entrepreneurial.

Everyone is at a different point in their journey through life…but I think people are happiest and fulfilled when doing work that’s aligned with who they really are.

So that means it’s ideally something that…

  • suits our personal bodyclock
  • allows us to reach our goals and dreams
  • is aligned with our personality

If what you’re doing right now isn’t fulfilling or making you happy, maybe it’s time to look at doing something differently. 

Speak again soon, 

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Online Business Mentor & Coach

What exactly are you Passionate about?…

I had a guy come up to me after a gig once, saying he’d been suffering from depression and was considering self-harm but after hearing me play, felt strong enough to carry on for one more day

That made me realise what immense power passion has on people. 

I love playing music. Other than the personal pleasure it gives me, I love how it uplifts people, almost instantly.

I’ve since used elements of my love for music in my business to help, uplift, encourage, guide people to become the best versions of themselves.

There’s power in your passion. What are you passionate about? 

Really think about that, because within your passion are elements you can use to build a better you.

When you’re able to consciously combine your why with your passion, you’ll have a very powerful force in your hands.  

And I’m not just talking about making money, but of also being a significant provider of value to others. 

The formula: 

Passion + Why + Value given to others = (insert life of your dreams) 

Don’t let your passion go to waste.

The world needs people of passion to help make it a better place. 

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

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Is Feeling Upset, Impatient and Frustrated a Good Sign?

It’s been one helluva year so far hasn’t it? 

Goddamit, feels like only last week it was the start of the year, and now we’re nearing the end of it. 

Can I be honest? I was feeling like a real loser a few days ago. 

I was suddenly overwhelmed thinking about the things I wish I’d done and also really upset with myself about the things I hadn’t yet achieved. 

It was a dark place. 

I think we all have a tendency to be a bit hard on ourselves at times. 

What helped me through it, were a few realisations, which I’d like to share with you now. 

Feeling upset, impatient and frustrated can be a good sign. 

Because it shows a clear dissatisfaction with your present situation. And that’s a powerful indicator that something may need to change. 

Your body and psyche are literally screaming as one for you to grow, move, do something, anything! Just get us the hell outta here and onto a better (physical or mental) place. 

It can be a road sign pointing you in the direction of the growth you need. 

The day you feel complete indifference and apathy is also the day you’ve given up.  

Though I don’t relish or look forward to feeling bad about my progress in life I now also welcome them as healthy signs that I still give a s**t and want something better. 

Those negative feelings then turn into something positive – affirming that you’re still moving forward and still growing. 

You HAVE to be amongst people that are aligned with your dreams. 

As strong and determined as you are, you cannot achieve your goals completely on your own. No one can.  

Our friends, family and loved ones may want the best for us but they may also not be best equipped to advise and support us. Their default setting is to ‘protect’  and despite best intentions can sometimes offer advice that can stifle and suffocate our dreams. 

Tap into a support network, an online community, a group or a mentor who understands exactly what you’re trying to achieve and even better if they’ve gone through it themselves and can advise you based on first-hand experience. 

And stay plugged in because these support networks will help you remain focused, uplifted and energised esp. when times get tough. 

Before I go, I want to congratulate you and I want you to congratulate YOURSELF for making it this far. 

You’ve probably done and achieved more than you give yourself credit for. It’s been a f*****g tough year and yet you’re still here, alive and kicking.

Cheers 🥂 You Rock.

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Online Business Mentor & Coach