“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.”

“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” -Lori Greiner

YOU get it

Entrepreneurs get this. Many won’t.

What does this mean because from the sound of it, it seems to not make sense.

Why would you work 80 hours to NOT work 40 hours?

2x the effort

Meaning, entrepreneurs are willing to put in 2X the effort to become successful on their own terms, working to achieve their own goals instead of other people’s dreams, so that they don’t have to be forced to work for someone else and help THEM reach their dreams while making peanuts in the process themselves

So that they don’t have to give up their most valuable asset, which is time, to be able to take care of their responsibilities, pay the bills and all the rest of the agony that comes with making ends meet.

Because unfortunately, most businesses don’t offer opportunities to make more money if you’re putting in more time and bringing in more results for the company unless you’re in sales for instance.

But even then, you have ZERO control over who you’re talking to, what to do, when to do it etc.

You have no freedom

Because your employer expects you do certain things, on certain days, every hour and if you don’t, you can pack your shit up and leave.

If you’re lucky, he’ll give you a list of leads to call on.

Then he’ll order you to call on them, follow up on them, chase them down, push them, force them and do whatever it takes to close the sale within a certain timeframe.

You either do accomplish it with consistency or you can pack your shit up and leave.

That’s the truth.

I know because I’ve been there.

Entrepreneurs chase freedom and they’re willing to give up their time now, to have freedom as soon as possible.

They don’t wanna do work for someone that they don’t want as clients.

They don’t wanna chase down a prospect just because that prospect equals money, even though they dislike the man and/or they dislike his business and what it stands for.

Freedom.

But of course this isn’t for everyone

And that’s absolutely fine.

In fact, it’s necessary because every successful leader is in that situation because of having the right people, having the right team players helping him reach his goals.

There’s no successful business worth mentioning except that it was the result of a group of the right people helping each other out.

And whatever happened happened.

So you don’t HAVE to be an entrepreneur.

Maybe you can be the irreplaceable teamplayer that becomes a critical part of the business. And that’s amazing too.

Maybe that’s your game.

But even so, to attain that level of status, you must add value to the business more than what you’re getting paid for.

That’s just the reality of the situation.

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Be great!

Faruk Deveci, Ad Man, Entrepreneur & Perpetual Underdog

Host, The Perpetual Underdog Show | Ad Man, Entrepreneur, Perpetual Underdog, Content Creator | farukdeveci.com

Host, The Perpetual Underdog Show | Ad Man, Entrepreneur, Perpetual Underdog, Content Creator | farukdeveci.com