There's something they tell actors when they're starting their career: "If you can imagine doing anything else with your life — anything at all — do it." The life of an actor is hard, but even more, it's all-encompassing. It takes over every part of your life. So if you don't have that drive, that belief this is the one and only life for you, find another career.
I think the same is true for entrepreneurs.
I don't believe entrepreneurs are made. I believe they're born. Some people have the singular drive, the vision, and the determination to go out and start and run their own businesses. It comes naturally to them. You can't teach someone who doesn't have that drive how to be an entrepreneur. You can teach a bad entrepreneur to be better. And you can teach a good entrepreneur to be great. But you're either an entrepreneur or you're not.
So… do you have that drive?
Great. Then this site is for you.
YouInc.com is about the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle. Because it is a lifestyle. You don't stop being an entrepreneur when it hits five o'clock. It's not about balancing your entrepreneurial life versus your personal life. It's a way of thinking and a way of seeing the world. You're an entrepreneur when you're pitching a product to potential investors and you're an entrepreneur when you're tucking your kids in bed at night.
We're here to help you make the most of it. We want to bring you together with other entrepreneurs in a community, so you can talk and share and laugh together. We have our own challenges and triumphs and who better to learn from than other entrepreneurs.
And we want to celebrate what it means to be an entrepreneur. Because you're the visionaries. The job creators. The fire-starters. It's your ideas and your passion and your hard work that drive our economy. And our country.
For that, you deserve thanks. And applause.
Let's get the party started.