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Ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter

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Ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter

Sikke en fest

Livet som iværksætter ses ofte som en dans på røde roser. Således: 🌹🕺🏽💃🏽

Man er herre i eget hus. Man bestemmer helt selv mødetid, arbejdsgang, produktivitet og sin egen daglige rolle. Frihed. Den søde smag af total frihed må være, den første mange tænker på, når man overvejer en tilværelse som selvstændig.

Nu hedder dette indlæg “ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter“, og som du nok kan fornemme, så er dette indlæg altså ikke et verbalt jubel virvar over iværksætter tilværelsen. Men du da selv iværksætter? Yes. Dette indlæg er heller ikke skrevet for at skræmme dig væk. Jeg både elsker og hader den selvstændige uransagelige vej. Jeg er nok mest fan. Sådan en 80-20 eller 60-40.

Her vil jeg dog fremlægge ulemperne. De er nemlig væsentlige. Hamrende væsentlige. Især nu når titlen “iværksætter” trender som aldrig før.

Tjek bare her:

Dette er jo skønt på mange måder. Der er dog et par væsentlige punkter, som jeg syntes man skal huske på her midt i festlighederne. Ulemperne.

Ulemperne:

😥 Ensomhed 😥:

Ifølge MetroXpress føler hver fjerde dansker sig ensom: https://www.mx.dk/nyheder/danmark/story/11602566. Dette er jo ikke ensbetydende med, at de alle som en er iværksættere. Det er dog stadig sørgeligt og en tendens, som skal rettes op på. Den kurve skal bare knækkes. Punktum. Men for at komme tilbage på sporet, så vil jeg bruge egne erfaringer som bevisbyrde på min påstand.

Iværksætterlivet er i den spæde start en ensom affære. Hvert fald hvis du starter alene op. “Hvorfor?” tænker du måske. Tjoh, hvis du er helt ny, så arbejder du sikkert enten hjemmefra, fra en café eller et billigt kontorfællesskab (hvis du har budgettet til det). De to første giver lidt sig selv. Hjemmefra møder du nok ikke mange mennesker, medmindre du bor i et stort kollektiv. På nogle caféer kommer der naturligvis andre ligesindede og arbejder. Der er dog slet ikke garanti for, at de tager kontakt til dig. Så er der kontorfællesskabet tilbage. Her tænker du måske: “FEDT – Her må jeg møde masser af mennesker!!“. Her er mit svar, at det virkelig afhænger af det fællesskab du sidder i. Nogle fællesskaber er super seje til at facilitere networking på tværs af de mennesker der sidder der, mens andre er fuldstændig elendige til netop dette. Undersøg og vær derfor kritisk før du betaler et dyrt medlemskab med en månedslang opsigelse, som er sværere at afmelde end Netflix. 😎

Du skal altså være forberedt på, at du kommer til at skulle spendere ret meget tid med dig selv. Så hvis du ikke er fan af vedkommende, så er iværksættertilværelsen nok en kende hård. Ej. Jeg anbefaler, at du finder ud af om du kan klare mosten som den ensomme ulv. Og vigtigere end det: Kan du finde en vej ud af ensomheden? En sportsgren? En strikkeklub? Familie/venner? Det er meget bedre, at forberede sig på ensomheden og komme den til livs, inden dens klamme hånd har grebet om dig. 🖐🏼

🍸 Selvdisciplin 🍸:

Du kender det stensikkert fra gymnasiet eller folkeskolen. Lektierne. Man skal både lave afleveringer, læse op og øve grammatik. Stav til øv. Det kræver selvdisciplin og viljestyrke. Det samme gør det at være selvstændig.

Selvdisciplin er simpelthen alfa omega og en af de vigtigste nøgler til succes. Den skal bare være en del af det nøglebundt af egenskaber, som du render rundt med. 🔑

Hvorfor er det vigtigt? Livet som iværksætter er hårdt arbejde. Rigtig hårdt. Det kan hurtigt blive en 60-100 timers arbejdsuge. Blod, sved og tårer er næste opskriften. helt konkret er selvdisciplinen uhyre vigtig, når du skal alt fra salg til marketing til rette din hjemmeside til bogføring. Der er virkelig mange opgaver som nystartet iværksætter. Og her i begyndelsen, så er du altså den bedste økonomichef, udvikler, sælger, SOME-ekspert i virksomheden. Med tiden, så kan du hyre andre til disse opgaver. Men i den spæde start, så er det altså vigtigt, at man virkelig tænker over, hvor man bruger sit budget. 💸

Hvis dit navn ikke lige rimer på selvdisciplin, så kan det være, at du skal overveje en ekstra gang om selvstændighedens vej, er din vej.

🔥 Sacrifices 🔥:

Det er ofte noget man glemmer, når man snakker om succesfulde iværksættere. Man ville jo ønske man var dem. Eller ville man? I min optik har man tendens til at glemme alle de ‘sacrifices‘, som har gjort, at de er nået dertil.

Jeg er 100 % sikker på, at både Claus Meyer, Martin Thorborg, Elon Musk, Christian Stadil, Jesper Buch osv. osv. alle har sat firmaet over det meste andet. Ferie, fritid og familie må af og til stå i anden række. Ligesom firmaet naturligvis må stå i anden række på vigtige mærkedage. Det må aldrig overskygge familien, vennerne og parforholdet. Man skal dog have forventningsafstemt med nære relationer, at man altså ikke kan prioritere dem øverst i alle tilfælde.

Eksempel: Nu sidder jeg her i skrivende stund og skriver på dette blogindlæg. Jeg kunne have siddet hos min mormor og morfar i det mørke Jylland. Mere mæt og med både brødre og forældre omkring mig. Det har jeg ikke valgt. Her kan jeg lyde som et dårligt menneske. Det skal jeg ikke bedømme om jeg er, men i dette tilfælde valgte jeg forretningen her i København. Mest på grund af, at jeg ville skulle frem og tilbage på 24 timer. Men min pointe er, at man som iværksætter må være klar til at ofre væsentligheder i ny og næ. Man skal naturligvis begrænse ofringerne, og virkelig mærke efter hvornår man kan, og hvornår man ikke kan.

Ensomhed - Ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter

💸 Økonomi 💸:

Nu er det ikke ment sådan, at du ikke lære noget om økonomi. Det gør du. Iværksætteri vil bestemt lære dig, hvor hårdt det kan være, at tjene penge. At lave profit.

Den økonomiske ulempe ved iværksætteri er, at alt koster penge eller tid. Du vil hurtigt opleve, at du er begrænset medmindre du har en godt rustet økonomi.

Du er begrænset på den måde, at du ikke kan gøre præcist hvad du vil. Den frihed, som du inden cirkusset gik i gang regnede så stærkt med, den er væk. Du kan ganske vist selv bestemme, hvornår vækkeuret skal ringe, så kan du alligevel ikke selv bestemme det. Du skal jo tjene din egen løn og dække dine udgifter. Der er ingen arbejdsgiver der gør det for dig. Uanset hvor mange timer du bruger, så er du ikke garanteret en løn. Det kan virke uretfærdigt, men det er sådan systemet er indrettet. ⏰

Du skal altså ud og sælge din vare/ydelse før du måske kan udbetale dig selv løn. Så selvom du elsker dit produkt, og bruger 12-16 timer dagligt på at pusse nusse om dette, så er du ikke garanteret en hyre. Du skal sælge det på den ene eller anden måde. Eller betale andre for at gøre det. Barske omstændigheder, men virkelighed.

Så det er altså en rigtig fin idé at spare op inden du kaster dig ud i erhvervslivet som selvstændig. En forretningsplan og en klar strategi for, hvordan du skal tjene penge, er bestemt også at foretrække.

Konklusion

Iværksætteri er ikke for alle. Jeg skal ikke være djævlens advokat på nogen måde.

Min holdning er, at alle kan lære noget af at prøve det. Dertil skal siges, at vi lever i Danmark, hvor det ikke kan gå helt galt.

Man lærer nemlig helt utrolig meget af det, og det er en af de ting, som driver mig. Det giver en energi til at sidde mutters alene på kontor kl. 21 på en søndag. (Det er faktisk det frøken klokken snart passere nu..). Efter at have misset både en fodboldlandsholds VM kvalifikationskamp og en familie middag.

Du skal dog være opmærksom på, at iværksætterlivet er op og ned. Det tænker du måske, at du er vant til, at det går op og ned. Her skal du dog bemærke, at rutchebanen altså er meget vildere og kurverne stejlere indenfor dette erhverv. 🎢

Du skal kunne nyde tilværelsen uanset om den er på vej op eller ned. Vær taknemmelig fra første fløjt. Men hvad skal man være taknemmelig for, hvis du ikke har udrettet noget endnu? Fordi, at du kan. Du lever i mulighedernes tid. Stop brokkeriet og nyd det nu.

Så prøv det af, og vend om, hvis det ikke er dig. Vi lever kun en gang. Det er en kliché, men det er kun en kliché, da det er sandt. Så – Rock on! 🚀

 Kys det nu, det satans liv. Ikkå! 😘

Cheers!

🎩

👏🏽 Del da lige! 👏🏽

Entrepreneurs learn new shit with pleasure!

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Entrepreneurs learn new shit with pleasure!

It’s important to say that I don’t own the rights to the pictures above. If anyone know how to find the artists then I want to buy him a Cocktail, give him lots of credit and a huge High Five. Peace!✌?

Why learning and your attitude about learning is alfa omega in Entrepreneurship

Never stop learning. Because life will never stop teaching. ??

I’m hungry after learning new skills. Not many things beat the feeling of figuring something out which you have struggled with for ages. If you want to be an Entrepreneur then you need to understand how important learning is and your attitude about learning.

You need to be open to new tools, methods, programs, knowledge etc. etc. Why? Because the world and technology is changing and developing faster than ever. If you don’t adapt to changes then you’ll die. ??

The skills that was worth a billion yesterday maybe irrelevant tomorrow. If you don’t understand that then you’ll lose. You need to keep learning. Whether it’s how to build a website, how to be a leader, accounting, new trending social medias or how to write a business plan doesn’t matter. You need to be open and find it interesting. Right now mobile apps, platforms and subscription services are trending and have been trending for some time. If you etc. don’t have a mobile friendly version of your website then Google will ignore you and you don’t want that. You need to learn from the past (what was trending and why), you need to adapt to the present (what’s trending now) and you need to look into the future (what will be trending tomorrow). ???

I’m not saying you need to learn everything in details. However are you in the beginning of your venture then you are the best marketer, salesman, CEO, CTO, HR, Accountant, Lawyer you have (..and yes that also mean you need to go for coffee yourself). Even if you can afford hiring a guy for all the tasks then you should still learn the basics. It will save you money and time. Life as an Entrepreneur is all about saving time and money where you can so you can invest it somewhere else.

Make a list!

Make a list of the skills you are good at and those you like doing. You should always do those. Now make a list of all the rest you need to do which you don’t fancy doing yourself. You shouldn’t learn all at once. Order them by priority. What’s nice to have and what’s needed? What is a return investment if you get someone else to do it and what’s not? Dig into each point on your to-do list.

By making a list you are already one step closer completing it. Boom. ✋??

The Website Example

Before you hire a web developer team for building your website it would  be smart to know a bit about websites. How are websites build? What kind of website do I need for my business right now? And what about the future? By doing a bit of investigation you’ll gain a lot of knowledge. You’ll learn lots in a couple of hours spent on Youtube.com, Linda.com or just by Googling. Do a bit of research before you spent your hard-earned cash. Perhaps you can do it yourself.

Building a website is often done by mistake. I have heard many stories from friends who picked the first cheap web developer they found and it didn’t turn out well. Myself included. It seemed easy and not that expensive. We chose that solution because we were lazy and didn’t knew any better. I don’t want you to make the same mistake. My advice: Learn a bit about websites and what you need before you hire someone. High Skilled developers are like clean bed sheets. You don’t know how much you appreciate them before you have tried it. It’s just amazing! ?

Conclusion:

If you want to be an Entrepreneur (..or if you want to be more successful as an Entrepreneur) then learning and your ability to keep learning absolutely key.

Learn from the past, rock the present and adapt to the future = ?

Whether you need to do the tasks yourself or hire someone to do it is irrelevant. You will need to learn it anyway. If you hire someone to do it you’ll still need to learn how to hire the best candidate for the given task.

“Dear Rasmus, I understand what you are saying man but where the f*** should I start????”

www.Ted.com

Enjoy!

High Five and pure love from a humble, awesome and learning ?-hat

Time for Rhyme

If you don't want your business to burn

Then there is stuff you need to learn

Be humble and curious

Attack knowledge like you are furious 

Learn from the past

That's how you grow fast!

You can always expand your brain

Information to gain

If you think you're perfect - You're insane!

What you should do instead?

Start learning from Ted

Learn from beyond and above

Just always do what you love! ????

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What Entrepreneurs forget

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What we as Entrepreneurs forget!

It’s important to say that I don’t own the rights to the pictures above. If anyone know how to find the artist then I want to buy him a Cocktail, give him lots of credit and a huge High Five. Especially the cartoon. It’s creative and fun. If it’s illegal to share the pictures and I receive a bill for that then I’ll pay it. I’m a huge fan of all pictures and I truly hope I’ll meet the artist one day. Peace!✌?

What is it? What is it? What is it??? ???

Alright in my previous blog post I explain that Time is the biggest value in life. Now I tell you that PATIENCE is key. Yes. I believe many people forget how important patience is. It’s absolutely key in my mind. That might upset you a slightly bit. You are running out of time and you have all these goals you wanna achieve, right?  You feel patience is the last thing you need right now. You are filled with the “Just do it” mentality. You are ready to yell GERONIMOOO! or you maybe you have already done it. I’m not saying it’s a mistake. If you just have started a business or if you are thinking about starting one then I still think you should go for it! ???

What am I saying then? I want you to be patient about your big great goal. It doesn’t happen overnight. No matter how brilliant app idea you may have then it will take time to build up a huge userbase. A great example is Pokemon GO ?. Many believed it to be a overnight success but that couldn’t be more wrong. If you don’t believe me have a read: https://www.inc.com/dana-severson/what-overnight-success-pokémon-go-took-20-years-to-take-off-according-to-its-cr.html

Entrepreneurship is a Marathon:

Patience is key. That’s not the same as saying “Good things come to those who wait”. I disagree with that point of view. In my ming it should be: “Good things come to those who hustle hard“. When I tell you patience is key then you need to understand that entrepreneurship is a marathon and not a sprint.

You will get cramps. You will suffer. Maybe even puke. At some point you will want to quit. Experience that shit happens even though you try to avoid it. A cocktail of all that. Garnished with a few wins every now and then. In order to cross the finishline you need to believe in yourself, work hard, stay consistent and be patient.

Patience is important to remember. Especially when you are a startup. Look at the big corporates you know. Coca Cola launched in 1886, Apple in 1976, Walmart in 1962, Volkswagen 1937. None of those huge corporates was build in a couple of months… Oh wait I know what you are thinking. When there is a rule there is exceptions but let’s dig into those then: Google is from 1996, Snapchat was live in 2011, Facebook launched in 2004. They are all huge now. However even these super companies took at least a couple of years to establish a huge userbase. Great Entrepreneurship is a Marathon. Good things take time. Period. ??

Patience doesn’t mean laziness ??

I’m not saying you should wait for success to happen. You need to make things happen. That’s done by working hard and being consistent. Hard work and consistency is fundamentals. Patience is the ingredient that many ambitious entrepreneurs including myself struggle with. We want to conquer the world and we want to do it today! We feel bad when things don’t go the way we want it to and we change our routine, plan or even our goal if don’t experience success. That’s not completely wrong. It’s good to adapt to changes from society and change a plan/goal if you don’t get any results. However maybe you was closer than ever and going down the right path. Keep your Yes hat on and keep working like a beast! ✋?

Patience is your key
Mixed with Hard work and Consistency
That can’t fail
Call it a Cocktail 
It should be your partners in crime
like mine is gin, tonic and lime
I truly hope you get the point. Patience doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen if you really are going nowhere. Your entrepreneurial ride should be fun and enjoyable. Not all the time but most of the time. You should experience results if you are working hard just don’t expect them to be visible overnight. Maybe you have achieved a lot but you can’t see it yourself. Sometimes it’s works better to ask a friend or family member. This blogpost is just to open your mind to patience.

Stress and patience:

Patience might be exactly what you need in your daily life. If you are working those 10-15 hours a day trying to build a business or launching one then your to do list is probably filled up. You have a ton of tasks, huge ambitions and great goals. Why are you not reaching your goals? Why is it just not going your way? …Patience! ??
You need to keep doing what you are doing for some time before you can expect  results.
A huge High Five and lots of pure Love from the man with the ?.
Hard work + Consistency + Patience = You’ll reach those goals! ??

Time for Rhyme

Let me be straight 

Patience doesn't mean you should wait

You need to work hard and do much more

Success will not just knock at you door

You need to keep doing your thing!

Now smile, dance, hustle and please do sing!

That's called en-joy-ing!

Enjoy the ride and make it fun

Why? The ride might be a long run

Entrepreneurship is a Marathon

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The Biggest Value in Life!

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The Biggest Value in Life!

What is it?

Money? No. Oil? Nope. Gold? Neither. Diamants? Not even close. Coffee then? I do love coffee like a maniac (5 cups a day.. No kidding) but it’s not as important as the one I’m thinking about.

The biggest value in life is time. Money will come and go. Time will not come back. Never. At least not right now. Technology will probably in the future make time  less important. Yes I truly believe the future will make it possible to be forever young. It’s crazy but crazy is the new sane. In the era we live in though time is the biggest value. Nothing is worth more than your time. Why? Well you’ll only be able to save time on your actions. From reading the beginning of this sentence to the ending you will spend some time. That time is spend. Those seconds will not come crawling back. They are gone. Forever. Please don’t stop reading though. My intention with this blogpost dear reader is to make you more aware of that.

Time is a resource you’ll never receive more of. That means you really really should think about where you spend it. I meet people everyday telling me about their goal in life and how they right now work really hard to achieve that goal. I have huge respect for hardworking people. However if you don’t enjoy the ride towards your big great goal then I don’t see the point. The ride and daily life should be one that makes you laugh, smile and dance. It should even make you sing on the good days. ??

You might be a little confused and asking: What’s my passion? How do I enjoy the ride towards my goal? That’s easy for you to say but how to do that?

Let me be more specific then. First of all I’m 100 % confident that you know what you like. Whatever it is then you should build your life around it. Why? Because all the time you spend doing differently is a waste of time and we just found out that time is the biggest value in life. Spend it like you spend your money. Or be even more cheap. Family, friends and passion. Boom. Fill your life with those three things. Mix it with love and shake it like it was a cocktail. Then add a dash of traveling and a pinch of exercise. Top up with a positive mindset and garnish with a open attitude to new culture, ideas and learning. #Metaphor #Cocktails #NailedIt ??

How not to waste time? 

Hmm maybe I wasn’t specific enough so let me try again. It’s easier to go the other way around: What is time wasting and how to get rid of it? Well.. Thanks for asking!

Many probably believe Social Media, TV, Youtube, Movies etc. to be the ones to blame. However the point is that everything can be time wasting. It all comes down to you as an individual. Something might seem time wasting for you while it is a passion for others. Working out is a great example. Some do it as less as possible and some loves the shit out of it. They spend hours in the gym on weekly basis. And why not? If that’s whats keep them going then that’s amazing. I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to make sure you realize how you spend that precious time while you still have lots left. Remember that, you are only one decision away from changing your life. Don’t make it more complicated than it actually is.

Monday mood:

Sorry but now I will judge. Please stop hating Monday. Monday has never ever done anything bad to you. It’s you and only you who makes Monday bad. If you hate Monday you’ll only make it worse. This is something I know that you know. It all comes down to your focus. Is your #MondayMood: “Yes! I’m alive. it’s amazing. I feel humble, passionate and awesome. I’m ready to make this day count! ?????” then you are off to one brilliant version of a Monday (..Yes they exist). If your #MondayMood is more like this: “Aaaaaahhhh shit. Come on raining again? Why is the bus always fucking late? Why did I just lose my car keys? Does the world just hate me? Seriously? Monday you really are a bitch!!! ☔️????” then you’ll only make it harder to succeed. Much harder.

It’s science bitch. Draw your victory and say it out loud. Now you are already two steps closer achieving it. Why? Because you have visualized it and you have told your surroundings that you are going to do this. They will help you. Whether you think you can or you can’t you are right. Period.

Love Monday. Kiss Tuesday. Give Wednesday a huge High Five. Cheers to Thursday. Make Friday Fabulous. Saturday you don’t need anything to make that one great. Sunday is Funday. Repeat. ?

That’s all for now. Enjoy your time until we see each other again Dear Reader!

Time for Rhyme

I'll end this with a punchline to remember 

Serving it to you like a Bartender

I truely hope you dig my Rhyme

The biggest value in life is Time

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