I speak to a LOT of aspiring entrepreneurs. Most of them dream of quitting their day job and making a living doing what they love.
Every blogger gets excited about the prospect of making a living with their blog, or even scaling to six-figures, because that income not only allows them to do what they love for a living, it gives them more freedom!
But the sad fact is that most people will never take action on their dream.
They talk, they dream, they plan, but when it comes to taking the leap outside of their comfort zone, they freeze up.
It’s all too easy to cling to excuses for why NOW is not the right time.
In fact, did that myself! I spent 10 years of my life hunkered down in WANTrepreneurship before I finally took my leap of faith ten years ago.
The most frustrating thing about doing what I do is that 95% of the people I talk to are WANTREPRENEURS rather than ENTREPRENEURS.
I meet so many awesome people with a ton of potential – on the tipping point to changing the world with their ideas and passion – but then they put up excuses.
They cling tightly to their comfort zone instead of taking the next step, no matter how uncomfortable it is.
And 100% of the time when I follow up with them six months later, they are STILL stuck where they were when we first spoke.
It happens over and over and over again.
The wantrepreneur allows fear, uncertainty, and self doubt to force them to keep playing small.
The idea of becoming an entrepreneur is a sexy one. But most will never turn that idea into action because it comes at a cost. And that is that you need to get uncomfortable before you can get the life you truly want.
Entrepreneur vs. Wantrepreneur – Which One Are You?
Wantrepreneurs dream, but they don’t take action.
Wantrepreneurs wait for opportunities to be given to them, rather than create or seize opportunities.
Wantrepreneurs are risk-averse, often stalling and procrastinating when they are faced with having to step outside of their comfort zone.
Wantrepreneurs are indecisive – and indecision will KILL your business before you ever begin.
Wantrepreneurs are information-gatherers. They analyze, read, and gather information, but they don’t put that information into action. They just keep gathering, and gathering, and gathering.
Wantrepreneurs need to “think about it”. For months. For years. Thinking is comfortable. Action takes guts.
Wantrepreneurs uphold the status quo – doing what they’ve always done and hoping for better or different results. They “see what happens”. They “try”. They take a baby step, but are too afraid to run.
Wantrepreneurs try to do it all themselves instead of getting help (a mentor or coach), or outsourcing.
Wantrepreneurs give up before they even begin.
Wantrepreneurs will never launch or create a successful business.
You can’t just WANT to make a living with your blog. You can’t just want to have blog that earns a six-figure income.
You have to TAKE ACTION on that goal.
You have to be decisive, willing to step (no, LEAP) outside of your comfort zone.
You have to invest in yourself, put in the time, and ignore that voice in your head that tells you that you cant, or that your niche is too crowded, or that nobody cares about what you have to say.
Ignore the voice in your head that tells you that you need to play small before you can play big. Just rip that mental bullshit right out of your head and start living your purpose now!
Let me tell you this: The world NEEDS you to step up, get over your fears, your doubt, and your indecisiveness, and live your purpose.
Not tomorrow, or next month. NOW! Yesterday!
If you have WANTED to start or grow your business for more than six months, then you have fallen into the WANTREPRENEUR TRAP.
If you’re not careful, you’ll hunker down in that for years. I myself was stuck in the wantrepreneur trap for 10 years before I finally kicked myself in the pants and took bold action on my dream.
You can escape the wantrepreneur trap. It’s never too late.
You can decide today – right now – to stop being a WANTREPRENEUR, and step into your new life as an ENTREPRENEUR.
You can decide right now to set off an avalanche of abundance that has eluded you all this time as you dream, and gather information, and WANT.
Take Action On Your Dream Today
Not tomorrow, or next week, or next year.
Not after the move, or when life calms down, or when all of the planets and stars in the universe line up just for you.
No, take action today – right now – on your dream because it will never happen until you become a decisive, action-taking ENTREPRENEUR!
If your passion and purpose in life is to help others and have a massive impact on the world through an online business (like a blog), then I want to invite you to hop on a free strategy call with me.
I’ll spend an hour with you helping you gain massive clarity on your blog, while crafting a step-by-step plan to increase your impact, your freedom, and your income by doing what you love!
About Davy & Tracy
Hey there! We're Davy & Tracy Russell, the husband-and-wife team behind this website. We help trailblazers break through barriers so they can turn their passion into their life's work through entrepreneurship. How can we help you?