When you hear the term couch potato, often times you think of a lazy, slouchy individual who sits around on the couch watching television and eating potato chips. There may be some truth to that; however I tend to look at a couch potato as anyone who is sitting on the “couch” or “sidelines” of life and not reaching their potential.
As somewhat of a serial entrepreneur myself, I often end up in conversations with aspiring entrepreneurs. Often times their biggest frustration is getting started and an inability to reach their goals. More often than not, the biggest inhibitor of them reaching their entrepreneurial goals is not ability, it’s the fact that they are sitting on the couch and not willing to take a step. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, here are 3 Easy Steps To Move From Couch Potato To Entrepreneur:
- 1.) You must demonstrate initiative. (Think)
- 2.) You must be willing to step out. (Start)
- 3.) You must agree to take some risks. (Try)
Think > Start > Try
By definition an en-tre-pre-neur: a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
The definition of entrepreneur says it all. Entrepreneurs must demonstrate initiative and be willing to take some risks. Every successful entrepreneur story began with the decision to try and is laced with stories of failure and risk along the way. Many people have a desire to become a flourishing entrepreneur; however only a small percentage are successful. That large percent is sitting on the couch. If you want to move from Couch Potato to Entrepreneur your first step is to get off the couch. (Mentally and Physically)
Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth, and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.