November 19, 2019 was National Entrepreneur's Day. What does being an Entrepreneur mean to you? For us, it means three things: 1) working hard at your passion; 2) freedom to be creative and grow; 3) work fulfillment.
1) Working Hard at Your Passion
Being an Entrepreneur is hard work, you have to put more hours in than a normal job, learn consistently, and decide major decisions that affect the company. Therefore, if you are not passionate about your work, it will become a headache and turn from excitement to indifference. At Carina Media, we love what we do! We are passionate about creative marketing and even though its called "work" we feel it would be more appropriate to call it a "pleasure". Time goes by quickly when you are having fun, and that is no exception to our work environment, we keep a positive, organized, and fun atmosphere while working hard to be and create the best.
"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” - Steve Jobs
“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King Jr.,
3) Work Fulfillment
Work does not 100% fulfill your life and should not. There is a healthy balance between personal and professional. However, as an Entrepreneur, the vision and mission of the company, being able to see the successes and celebrate them, reaching milestones and going above what your goals were, provide you with immense job fulfillment.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” - Michael Jordan
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” — Henry Ford
Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, and that is the beauty of life. We all have different talents, skills, desires, dreams, and goals for our lives. If everyone was an Entrepreneur, then we would fail because there would be no teams just individuals trying to succeed on their own (doesn't work). We need people who want to work with us and together build the company. But for those who are Entrepreneurs or have the dream or desire to be one, congratulations! You are brave! You are bold! Your visionary mind is boundless! Celebrate being an Entrepreneur and be thankful for the mistakes and misshapes along the way for those are the things that help a company become the best it can be. Continue to improve, never stop learning, and enjoy all of the steps along the way!
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” - Babe Ruth
Happy Entrepreneur's Day!
Comment below if you are an Entrepreneur and what you consider to be the meaning of an Entrepreneur.