The Temptations of an Entrepreneur

Too many ideas is the temptation of an entrepreneur.

Good morning everybody.

This is BIP. I got up this morning, well, did I even sleep, is the question?

I don’t know if you are like me, you are an entrepreneur who does what she loves and who also enjoys doing business. It can be a crazy combination, especially when you are always getting ideas, every morning. Early in the morning my brain pips awake and there are so many ideas pouring in there.

So so so many things I want to do, so many things I want to action, and this is a blessing and a curse.

It’s a blessing because, obviously, you are never short of new ideas because you see new opportunities. It’s a curse because you are constantly refocusing refocusing, moving your focus, moving your focus and that is not a great thing. Because to be able to succeed as an entrepreneur in whatever it is you do that you love, you have to be able to get to the finish line with whatever you are doing. Whether it be creating a product, creating a course, providing a service, inventing an app.

So, one of the things that struck me, this morning, when I got up, was that wow, yes, I have so many fantastic new ideas, but thank God I have been going through the training and retraining I have been going through recently. Whereby things like how do you eat an elephant, you take it one bit at a time (Anik Singal Escape), have come into my mind.

Focus the temptation of an entrepreneur

And then the other thing is, choose one thing and focus on it. I cannot tell you how important that is.

Choose one thing and focus on it.

And I am totally guilty of this thing.


I am totally guilty of being an entrepreneur who is like a little child in the sweet shop. You know when you step into the middle of the sweet shop and there are so many different sweets. Different types, different colours, different tastes, different textures and you just want to sample them all.

Sweet temptation of an entrepreneur
Sweet temptation of an entrepreneur

But as an entrepreneur that can also be the most dangerous thing. You have to decide on one of those sweets and see it through. So, in terms of a business idea, you have to decide on one of those ideas and see it through. Apply yourself to it and see it through. Once you have finished that, there is nothing stopping you from then picking up another idea and pursuing it. But you cannot be, constantly hopping from one leg to another.

You know when you try and hop from one leg to another it is not the most stable platform to be on. So, this is note to self. Focus on the plan you have right now, see it through and once you have finished that you can now start something new. Now, if my note to self helps you in any way, this morning, then I am so glad. And again, please don’t forget, focus. Even though the task may be big, take it one chunk at a time. You will get there, I will get there. See you on the other side.

This is BIP. xoxo

Thank you for listening.


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