Build a Business, Not a Financial Machine.

You know what’s a disruptive idea? Building an actual business that has investors coming to you, not you chasing them. – Gary Vaynerchuk

The following article from Gary Vaynerchuk arrived in my inbox this week and it really resonated with me, especially after recording this week’s “Ask Jon” video.

Far too often I am contacted by enthusiastic wannabe entrepreneurs with “an idea”, who as soon as they realize the work involved with making their dreams a reality – quit!  They mistakenly think that if I throw some money their way they will be a huge success overnight.

Retro Grunge Style Poster with the Quote to motivate your Mind when you working hard "The Harder you Work The Luckier you Get"


Wrong! As a culture we have come to expect everything now, but that is just not realistic when it come to business, patience and perseverance are key. These people faced with hard work, long hours and the time it takes to develop their idea would rather move onto to seeking out their next “overnight success” or “shiny object” promising riches beyond compare.

It really frustrates me, especially when their idea could become a sustainable, scalable business.

I have agree with Gary when he says “Today, there’s a complete disrespect for what it takes to build a business”. We are very fortunate to live in a time where there are so many tools at our disposal saving us time, effort and money, but we must remember these are tools, developing and growing a business involves human blood sweat and tears. Even a mostly automated system take time and diligence to set up.

Hard work is what separates a true successful entrepreneur from a wannabe.

Read Gary’s article here:

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