Job Description for Accidental Entrepreneurs

Ami Kassar is a typical accidental entrepreneur. Kassar had spent a decade in senior management with a large, national credit card company based in Philadelphia. When the recession hit in 2008, he suddenly found himself unemployed. His employer did not survive the recession-induced shakeout in the financial industry.

via Job Description for Accidental Entrepreneurs – Business Insider.

Entrepreneurs are folks that have no Plan ‘A’. But they have Plans “B-Z”. quotes_motivation_corporations_entrepreneurship_entrepreneur_1280x800_30081

Entrepreneurship is no accident. It is a choice. Contrary to popular opinion, choosing to be an entrepreneur is less about being your own boss or enjoying the freedom to come and go to work as you please. Being an entrepreneur, and a successful one at that, needs much more discipline than being in a job. The hardest part is that you have to take responsibility for yourself. It’s much more fun though – the uncertainty of your next paycheck, the fear of something not working, the prospect of keeping your team and partners motivated – and is motivated by the opportunity to make a difference.

Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Jump into the fray. Now is as good a time as any, especially here in India. And if you still have doubts, start by being an entrepreneur in your current role. Don’t wait for instructions. Don’t worry about policy. Don’t cry about the absence of an ecosystem. You have the chance to create an ecosystem that will allow you to grow. Follow your heart and go build the life of your dreams.

Good luck!

5 Replies to “Job Description for Accidental Entrepreneurs”

  1. Someone asked me last week, “Is it ever easy… being an entrepreneur?” I thought about it and said, “No… it’s not. Is it supposed to be?” I have not found that life is easy: relationships , health , and business. I have found that the only thing “easy” for me to do is to sit in front of the television and watch Grey’s Anatomy. But I get no satisfaction or sense of accomplishment from that. It’s good for a check-out and to “renew” myself but it doesn’t “do” anything for me.


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