Is time your friend or enemy when it comes to realizing your dream to own your own business? In Mike Veeck’s book, Fun Is Good, the author answers this question. Veeck was the part owner of the Charleston RiverDogs, as well as three other minor league baseball teams with Bill Murray.
Veeck writes about why so many people don’t do what they want and go into business for themselves:
People refuse to make the leap because they’re trained to believe that the rate of failure is high, which it is, and that’s a terrible thing.
So what? Think of the most successful deceased persons. The world continues to go on, without missing a beat, and there’s something reassuring about the continuity of that process.
So don’t sit by and be an observer. If you don’t make the most of your skills, some employer is going to use them and not provide you with the wherewithal to take care of yourself.
The author makes a great point. Time is running out on each one of us. The time to embrace your entrepreneurial dreams is now.
Each week our franchise team talks to would be entrepreneurs seeking to break their corporate shackles. Maybe a residential house cleaning franchise is right for them. Perhaps a Domino’s Pizza franchise is more their speed. It could be running a bait shop in Islamorada, Florida. It doesn’t really matter, does it?
So what's stopping you? The only good reason I can think to hit the pause button is lack of funds.