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Maybe it’s just me and my inner circle, but entrepreneurship is this “cool”, “hip” thing. It’s apparently cool to brag about the money you make, or the car you drive, or the vacation you are on.
We are obsessed with this life where we have to share every waking moment of our lives in order to be relevant. Many people also believe that in order to make any sort of impact on this Earth, you have to quit your job or drop out of college to be someone important.
I’d like to tell you now that entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. It’s freaking dark. It’s lonely. The highs are really high and the lows are so freaking low that you contemplate life, the meaning, the purpose and everything in between.
I’m serious. If you’re going into this world of entrepreneurship, get ready for a ride. As dangerous and as scary as it can be, it’s like this beautiful disaster as weirdly as it sounds because no matter what happens along the way, you come out stronger and better than what you were.
In my opinion, entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone.
I personally believe there is this thing that’s inside you that gravitates you to this lifestyle. I don’t think it’s something that can be taught. It’s a gift and a curse to some degree.
But to those of you who aren’t there just yet, I have to say that one of the best ways to learn about business and entrepreneurship specifically is to work in a startup. You truly get to see the in’s and the outs. The beauty and the sorrow.
The reason why I wanted to share this story is because the other day, a friend of mine came up to me and was talking about how much they are starting to hate their job. Now, I’m probably one of the worst people to talk about this topic with, because I’m a person who absolutely loves their job.
In fact, I openly talk about how more people need to love their job and if you don’t, you need to find a way out of that job and find something else that challenges you and makes you happy.
It’s a conversation I have often and have even had with this particular person prior to this new conversation both privately and in a group setting.
So for months I told this person about this company that I am not going to say live, but I knew this person would be perfect for the job role. This person is a self motivated person, great personality, and fits perfectly into most company culture settings.
So it came out that this person and I were going to the same event. I told this person specifically that if you want to get this job you have to come, bring a resume, and a smile. Business owners love this level of dedication. So this person did just that. Spoke directly to the CEO, then to the marketing manager. A few weeks later, that person has had an interview and I am almost positive the person will get this job. But regardless of whether or not the job is acquired, that’s not the point! The point is that you went out of your comfort zone to grab something you want and you know you deserve.
As a society, we get extremely complacent and just mossy on by without living the life you know you deserve.
So after the event, we went home and this person dropped me off at my apartment. In the car we had about a 30-40 minute conversation about life, jobs, and how to get the job that you want. I’d like to share with you what came out of that conversation. Now full disclaimer, this is an employer speaking and literally telling you how you could get a job within a company like Penji. It may not work for everyone, but if you prove you care and you’re invested, why wouldn’t someone want to at the least, bring you in for an interview.:
- Have a well thought out story and be prepared
- The follow up
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