Conformity has so many advantages that, nowadays, it has become the choice by default. Few are told that its short-term sweetness must be counterbalanced by long-term blindness. Seldom is the fact mentioned that domestication makes individuals lose their capacity for invention.
Entrepreneurship is within everyone's reach
remains possible, although never easy, and it is often fraught with
unintended consequences. This is why tales of horror about the
wilderness are conveniently circulated when faith is about to default.
"Quitting is not an option," has been written on every wall.
then the call of the wild? Why is an increasing number of individuals
reassessing past choices and exploring new options? Without a doubt, the
following factors play a major role in motivating individuals to
choose an entrepreneurial career.
These days, affordable telecommunication services are
allowing entrepreneurs to outsource their non-essential business
processes around the world at highly competitive prices. The cost of
leasing brick-and-mortar retail space has also plummeted in some cities
due to the economic recession.
Inexpensive standard solutions
Sophisticated software applications for electronic
commerce are now available at low monthly fees. Merchant accounts and
professional-looking websites can be set up in less than an hour. A few
years ago, this sort of infrastructure would have eaten up most of the
capital of a new venture and would have taken months to develop. Now it
is immediately available on the web.
Technology has brought
entrepreneurship within everyone's reach. At any age and in any
circumstances, individuals can change their lives and go their own way.
You just have to decide on the menu.
Global markets and internet
businesses are specially tasty, but failing those, local malls are
equally fine. In any case, irrespective of your occupation, adopting an
entrepreneurial attitude will contribute to your prosperity and
For more information about rational living and personal development, I refer you to my book The 10 Principles of Rational Living
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