Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task. It has its advantages as well as disadvantages. But one of the largest hurdles a successful entrepreneur must overcome is something known as the Entrepreneur’s Curse.
Apr 17, 2014 /prREACH/ -- Why do entrepreneurs choose to become entrepreneurs? Answers might include things like freedom to work in one’s own time, more money, working less, and more time to spend with family and friends. Unfortunately, in many cases these ideals of entrepreneurship are a lot further than the truth. More often than not, entrepreneurs’ quests for success lead to ailments such as, ‘take-on-too-much-itus’ or ‘do-it-all-my-self-itus’ and as a result, their energetic, creative minds that find opportunities in every corner are hindered by various work obstacles. Two of the greatest challenges entrepreneurs need to overcome include taking on too much and trying to do too much. These two issues can be dream killers, turning entrepreneurs’ passions into frustration and burn out. Often entrepreneurs work 60-80 plus hours a week, and even though some will enjoy success due to their hard work, more often than not, they suffer tremendously from the stress. Having such a burden of responsibility coupled with busy working hours is known as the entrepreneur’s curse. With all the responsibility resting on their shoulders, entrepreneurs simply don’t get any time for other activities, being chained to their self-inflicted workload.
Two people who are helping entrepreneurs beat this curse are international speakers and trainers Daven Michaels, CEO of 123Employee and Beejal Parmar. They explain there are 5 keys to beating the entrepreneur’s curse: 5 Keys to Conquer the Entrepreneur’s Curse 1. An entrepreneur should set an intention to maintain quality of life in the pursuit of success. 2. Work on the tasks they enjoy and are good at. 3. Utilize technology to automate as many aspects of their business as possible. 4. Use task management and other productivity tools. 5. Delegate tasks to others, such as employees and/or virtual employees.
Daven Michaels, CEO of 123Employee.com, explains that his motive for starting 123Employee over 6 years ago was to provide entrepreneurs an access to virtual employees in the Philippines. He explains that virtual employees can play a vital role in helping entrepreneurs work less and make more money.
Daven shares, “Virtual employees changed my life, I am able to travel around the world, pursuing my passions for speaking, writing, and music and film productions, because of the virtual employees who help run my businesses”.
Daven and Beejal facilitate a live, 3-Day workshop called ‘Beyond Business Live!’ where they teach entrepreneurs how to best work with virtual employees and transform them from a burden to an asset in a short span.
To help entrepreneurs learn how to beat the entrepreneur’s curse, Daven and Beejal created the ‘Beyond Business Live’ 3-Day event. Daven explains, “After running a successful outsourcing company for several years servicing larger clients, I wanted to do more to help solo-entrepreneurs and small business owners learn how to delegate and use the global workforce, and that’s how we came up with our 3-day event”.
Daven Michaels has been an entrepreneur since the age of 15 and has over 30 years of experience with creating multiple successful businesses. He is the founder of 123Employee, a premier outsourcing service provider established in 2005, that focuses on helping entrepreneurs with marketing and customer support related tasks.
To learn more information about this topic, or the ‘Beyond Business Live!’ event please visit http://www.BeyondBusinessLive.com. Or, to schedule an interview with Daven Michaels, please call 866.549.1296 x 456 or e-mail [email protected]