“The most successful people are those who take pride in their work, pride in their family… It is great to attain wealth, but money is really just one way – and hardly the best way – to keep score.” – Kemmons Wilson (1913-2003) US entrepreneur and founder of Holiday Inn.
It is tempting to see entrepreneurship as a path towards riches, but although many entrepreneurs make a lot more money than they would if they were working for somebody else, it would be unrealistic for potential entrepreneurs to assume that this will be true for them.
For most people who run their own business it can be a difficult slog and there will never be a massive financial reward waiting for them. That’s why it is important that what you are doing for a living is something that you are passionate about, instead of just collecting a paycheck.
Running your own business has to be about more than just wealth and instead has to be about your personal satisfaction too or else it won’t work.