I think a lot of people are disillusioned about creating their heart-centered business. The reason is because they don't actually want a business. They want to be a coach, healer or other problem-solver.

There is a big difference between being a coach or healer and being an entrepreneur.

The main difference is that entrepreneurs value freedom more than anything else.

It's in their blood.

They can't tolerate working for someone else long-term.

A coach or healer has a deeper desire to help people than to own a business.

An entrepreneur's deepest desire is freedom.

I think it's essential that you look deep inside and discover your Truth before you invest time, money and energy in creating a business.

Building a business is not as easy as finding a job.

Building a thriving business takes years, and unless you have plenty of money lying around, you are going to have to make some pretty serious choices when building your business.

I made choices like selling my car to pay my rent and I didn't take a real vacation for five years.

For me, it was all worth it because I am now free. I have the time and money to do the things I really want.

But I suspect that 90% of people who embarked on my journey wouldn't have made it to the freedom part.

You can help people and change the world without becoming an entrepreneur. You can start a foundation, write a book, volunteer at a battered women's shelter coaching people, take donations for your services, work with people part-time or let your job fund your passion. You can work for someone else teaching yoga or performing reiki at a massage-therapy clinic.

Or, you can start your own business like I did. But if you're going to be an entrepreneur, you're going to have to take on the responsibilities that go with that. You're going to have to wear a lot of different hats, constantly innovate, develop skills in areas you don't like or aren't good at and you're going to have to treat your business like it's a business and not something you do as a hobby.

And if you're willing to do that, you're going to reap the rewards that come with being an entrepreneur. You'll get to chart your own course.

You'll have total freedom over your time. You'll eventually be able to achieve freedom financially. You'll be able to do what you want, when you want. And you'll be able to break through the income ceiling you'd encounter working for someone else.

Today, I encourage you to ask yourself, "When I get to my inner Truth, am I a person who wants to do something that helps others, or am I an entrepreneur?

Then, make choices in line with that Truth.


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Beth A. Grant is a writer, speaker and thought leader based in Chicago. She blogs at www.truthandconsciousness.com

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