Being an Entrepreneur in a World of Technology
My version of being an entrepreneur and others may clash. They would clash in a way that I like to go outside and be one with nature while working. My neighbors can often find me sitting outside working at a little table in the yard while our boys play on the swing set and enjoy themselves. Others see themselves chained to a desk, in an uncomfortable office chair and breathing the same stale air day after day. At the very least I have to have a window open when weather permits. I like to hear the birds sing, I like to listen to the world outside and tend to live a little more freely than the average entrepreneur.
Technology has always been a huge part of my life from the time I was a young child and found that I really had a strong desire to be around computers and learn everything I could about them. Fortunately that passion carried over as I became an adult and I have been able to use that love for the greater good of my family and also see this trickle down to friends and even acquaintances.
Technology helps people like myself, but it can also hinder as well. I grew up in a very small town where the internet was something that many people did not have in their homes until often just recent years. I was fortunate to be exposed as a young teenager and found that I had a love for website building, blogging and even something called Live Journal which at the time seemed to be a growing trend. I look at all of those advantages and think that in so many ways they helped forge the person I am now, but I also see that I still came out on top when it comes to my love of things outdoors.
I find that I connect with other entrepreneurs who also have a strong focus not only on building their business but breaking the traditional rules such as Matt Redhawk and has a beautifully designed website with lots of images of the outdoors and a true vision of who he is.
As 2019 begins I have a lot of personal goals, but the main one is to be true to myself no matter how far technology goes. I want to remain the person who likes to touch the dirt and feel the outside air. I want to have life that makes lasting memories for my boys as well as one that shows them that their mama was successful while still remaining the person I desire to be.
What are your business goals this year as an entrepreneur? I hope that this is one of your most successful years but always remember if you need to tweak your business to stay true to who you are that is okay too.
I’ve never been a millionaire but I just know I’d be darling at it.– Dorothy Parker