This is Alex Beadon‘s Day 2 of her Feel Good Blogging Challenge. Today the challenge is to tell your story of how you became an entrepreneur. I wouldn’t call myself one at this time however it is a possibility in my future with the right vehicle.
Still an Employee
My main source of income is my job working full-time as a Labour and Delivery nurse.
After high school, I went into the Bachelor in Nursing program because I hadn’t had a clue what I actually wanted to do with my life then. All I knew was that I would be able to get a great-paying pretty secure job with great benefits as a nurse in Alberta. And that my personality fits with the profession. When I was done, I’d have a Plan B under my belt for when I discover my Plan A.
So I followed and completed the program. I graduated last year in April, 2014 and was lucky enough to land a job with a local hospital right away.
I will be honest with you – the thought of being an entrepreneur scares the crap out of me. I used to aspire to being just that when I was younger because of all the ‘glory’ and ‘reputation’ an entrepreneur seems to have. Whenever I hear the word, I associate it with leader, risk-taker, courageous and the like. I wanted to take a Bachelor in Commerce with a focus on Entrepreneurship however, it didn’t take too long to realize that having this degree under your belt doesn’t necessarily make you one.
So my question to myself is ‘Am I entrepreneur-material’?
In some ways I am and in some ways I’m not. If I were to start a business, it will probably be in the finances industry. Right now, I’m more excited in getting myself educated before I worry about starting a business. My outlet and experience is this blog. I have a genuine passion for personal financial planning and management. Where these things will take me, I honestly don’t have a clear idea yet. I’ve only been following my heart and so far, it’s taken me to a fantastic place.
My answers are vague, and in my writing (and communication in general), I strive to avoid just that. However, this is the truth and I don’t know where I stand when it comes to entrepreneurship. Some people believe you either have it or you don’t. But I believe most people don’t find out until they’ve found a cause they’re passionate about to invest in and unleash their entrepreneurial spirit on.
What do you think?