Can You Entrepreneur? What it Takes. (FS007)

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Is it something anyone can do? Or is there some special gene or jeans or personality trait you need?

We dig into these questions and more in this episode of the Fizzle Show.

One thing’s for sure: hating your job alone won’t make you an entrepreneur.

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Show Notes

What We Look for in Founders — Paul Graham

Brad Feld: On Not Mourning Your Failures & Overcoming Burn-Out – 99U

“Don’t blog about Star Wars. Blog about Jawas. Better, blog about one specific Jawa who’s on the screen for one minute. Become the go-to guy for that Jawa.” ~ Merlin Mann

Jumping the shark – Wikipedia

James Altucher: yes, anyone can be

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  • Chris

    Totally digging this show guys – you’re rockin’. Love the conversational, relaxed style.

    • Chase Reeves

      Thanks, Chris. Much obliged.

  • Martin @Reviewsfm

    I like being an entrepreneur because it helps you think BIG and effect changes in your society. Thank you for this post Carr.

    • Amal Rafeeq

      I don’t think THINKING BIG and about changes makes you an Entrepreneur!
      I think you need to make those thoughts a Reality to become one. Right? :)

  • Amal Rafeeq

    Hey Chase,

    I’m excited to see another post from you here on ThinkTraffic.
    I really agree with that. Hating your job alone won’t make you an entrepreneur for sure.

    Right now I’m downloading the Podcast so that I can hear it while I drive away to office tomorrow morning and with hope. Na! I’m pretty sure it’ll be worth it :)

    Well, thanks a lot for rolling out a Podcast!

  • Sarvasmarana

    I just love this show. I look forward to it coming out every week. It really does inspire me and I learn so much. I seem to be in synch with all the episodes as I attempt to launch my blog. Hearing this episode was extremely helpful in hearing that it’s the tenacity in which creates success and the bottom line is to not give up when the challenges occur. My favorite part was to look at the whole thing as an adventure. It’s true once we shift our whole mind set we can turn any situation into a positive learning experience.
    Chase, I am really starting to think something is up with these “gluten free crackers”. LOL
    You guys rock!
    Thanks for not being sleazy but being real and honest.The sincerity shows. Much appreciated!

    • Chase Reeves

      Thanks so much! Makes us happy to hear that.

  • pat

    Inspiring. Look forward to the next installment. Looking to crank up my part time business to make it full time. Thanks again.

  • Sara DeFrancesco

    You guys are hilarious. I loved this episode.

    I’m a Naturopathic and Chinese Medical student and upon graduation I’ll be a entrepreneur both out of the love to do my thing in a really special way and out of necessity. There are only 3000 Naturopathic Doctors in the United States and the infrastructure of the profession isn’t large enough to create jobs that pay well.

    If I want to pay back my student loans and have money to buy my gluten free crackers, I’ve got to make it happen on my own.

    My parents are entrepreneurs and they inspired me growing up. I’m really excited to run my own business, which is not the case for many of my classmates who love what they do, but don’t think they will love owning a business.

    Unfortunately, this lack of infrastructure and the simple fact that becoming a doctor and an entrepreneur is just too much for many people to handle is an obstacle for the success of the Naturopathic profession and more importantly, the people who desperately need the help of natural medicine.

    Fizzle appeals to me, because I have started a blog which I have been messing around with for about a year and now want to get serious about building an audience, brand, and marketing strategy in preparation for graduating and launching my career one year from now.

    As far as your audience goes, I guess I’m a hybrid. I’m a pre-entrepreneur with an upcoming brick and mortar business who is blogging to share what I do with the world, but also learn the ropes of modern marketing, and create tools that I’ll use in my business (for example, my nutrition guide and other client handouts).

    I’m finishing up Start a Blog that Matters and will join you in Fizzle next month (when finals are over). I love the podcast, it’s really fun and helpful for this hybrid Fizzle fan!

    • Chase Reeves

      Awesome, Sara! We look forward to it :)

  • James Benton

    Just wanted to say just how much I’m enjoying Fizzle. The quality of the lessons, the honesty, humor and professionalism in how it’s presented is a true breath of fresh air within a sometimes dangerously ugly jungle. You’ve really helped to start me out on the right foot within my own project. Looking forward to the next episode.

    • Caleb Wojcik

      Awesome James. Glad to hear it and thanks for the kind words. We’re looking forward to the next episode(s) too. :)

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  • Kushla Chadwick

    Freak – I loved this show!!

  • Judy C.

    I just want to say thank you! I recently started listening and working my way through from the first week and this particular show has been my favorite. I really appreciate the encouragement to just climb one mountain and see what happens. I often tell others to think of their situation as an adventure, so it was nice to hear you guys say the same thing. Perhaps I should be better about taking my own advice!
    Thanks again!

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