One Down…

Well, I have just completed my first week as a full-time entrepreneur. As I look back over the week, certain things jumped out at me immediately. It felt a little weird not having to be in a certain place just because someone else expects me to be. Also, I can already see that it’s going to be a challenge to make sure that I’m finding the right balance between working in my business (i.e., creating marketing materials, back office) versus working on my business (i.e., strategic planning, content development). That’s definitely easier said than done. Other observations include:

  • This is definitely not a 9 to 5, because my thoughts and time are constantly consumed by how to make the business better, how to get in front of more peoples’ eyes, brainstorming new ideas for customers, how to capitalize on my ideas, etc. I’ve always heard that about entrepreneurs, but I still didn’t fully appreciate it until I experienced it myself in this short amount of time.
  • My family time must continue to be a priority. Even though I spent more time at home this week, I have to make sure that they understand I’m still “working.” However, I also have to make sure that just because I’m at home, doesn’t mean I spent quality time with them.
  • I need to work on building more structure in my day, because I can’t let distractions (miscellaneous errands, unproductive internet time, etc.) eat up valuable time during the day. My time is literally money now.
  • I still need to get the proper amount of rest so that I can keep my brain functioning with fresh ideas. I am a hard charger and sometimes I overdo it. I need to exercise wisdom and recharge my body regularly, so that I can be productive for the long haul.

Overall, it was a very productive week. However, I know there is going to be a transition period as I shift from the mindset of an “intrapreneur” to that of an entrepreneur. From time to time, I will update you on how my personal experience is going. Hopefully what I share with you will provide some valuable insights and help to keep you moving forward successfully in your own entrepreneurial endeavors.

Until next time…

Paul

Tags: , entrepreneur, intrapreneur, time management, strategic planning,

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About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

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