Young entrepreneurs today – is it harder than ever?
You are young, you are ambitious, you have a potential to make it in today’s society – you are a young entrepreneur. Your age is your best quality – you have years and years of training and learning in front of you. When you are young, you see things the way they truly are, as opposed to when you are older. Older people tend to see the world through their years of experience, thus creating a twisted picture of things. Young entrepreneurs SEE how things work, know what they can and cannot do, learn easily what people like and don’t like. Defeat is not a word in their vocabulary and they seem to have more strength to do their tasks than older, more experienced people.
Young people rely more on their instincts, rather than logic – older people have an immense amount of knowledge, thus rely completely on it, while forgetting the instincts that can help them immensely in some situations. Young entrepreneurs do not have the kind of experience older people have, so they have to make their decisions based on instincts. They have to see what feels right at a given moment and act based on that.
Young entrepreneurs are often advised to do what they love and to be the best at what they do. Some of them start looking for jobs that are both easy and accessible – that way they can start earning money right away. Yet, they learn the hard way that there is competition in every industry and that somebody has already started what they plan to do. The best thing to do when starting a business as a young entrepreneur is to study the competition thoroughly, to learn about all the different ways people can make money in today’s society and to pursue something that you have a genuine interest in. That way, success is guaranteed.
Young entrepreneurs have to remember that their greatest advantage is that they are adapted to the digital world, they speak the “language” of the Internet and they have the necessary IT skills to start their own business. Yet, they must not forget that they still have a lot of things to learn from their older colleagues. So, the best advice would be to pursue something you have interest in and try to make it come to life from your own perspective. Only by doing really hard work will you succeed as a young entrepreneur – don’t chase after something only because you have heard somebody has had success in that field – follow your dreams and make the best from them. Keep your focus at all times – stick with a single idea and you will be successful.