If you’re a movie buff like me, you may have thrilled to the spectacle when movies like “Star Trek” and the latest “Star Wars” hit the screen.
The exciting possibilities of a future in which intelligent robots, speed of light space ships and travel to far flung planets have all become realities are inspiring to say the least.
But as entrepreneurs we don’t have the luxury of waiting for the future to realize our dreams. Instead, the challenge is to make the future a reality today.
Business is a Wild Adventure
But of course, business is more than all this lofty stuff too. Business is also an adventure.
It’s about getting out of your comfort zone, building a team, having fun and building something that will endure for your family.
First, remember that getting into business for yourself in the first place requires leaving your comfort zone behind. You’ll have to put yourself out there to promote your business.
Nervous about meeting new people? Tough! It’s now part of your job description.
But despite all of this, you’ll have to recognize that, in most cases, you still can’t go it alone. You’ll need to find others — people with skills, integrity and the willingness to pull together as a team — to make your vision a reality.
Here at Small Business Trends, for example, it would be impossible for us day in and day out to do the work we do without a dedicated team and a larger community of freelancers and contributors, everyone of which has played a part in our success.
You also need to remember to have fun, of course. Starting a business certainly has its ups and downs. And though it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day — and even to become discouraged during the hard times — remember that those triumphs will come around too. So don’t let the challenges get you down.
Finally, if you’ve launched your business with the hopes of providing something more permanent for your family — perhaps something that can even be passed on to future generations — take pride in that.
And try to make time for them no matter how busy you get.
Work Like the Future is Already Here
Remember, how we talked about making the future a reality? Well, there are a lot of tools and resources that might have once seemed like something out of the future
But they can now help you build your business like never before.
For example, running a business might once have required a lot of overhead in terms of office space and expensive equipment to do the job right.
But today you can often run — or at least start — a small business from the kitchen table or the den using just a laptop or perhaps even a smartphone.
Once upon a time only multi-nationals could gather global teams and compete to market their products and services all over the world. Today both are possible for small businesses with the right technology.
It should be obvious from all this that business really is a great adventure. The possibilities for small businesses seem endless. All you need to do is take that first step.