Does An Entrepreneur Tell Himself “I know I can do more, be more? “
I Want Power.. it feels good.. it’s a must…
Becoming a success in any venture begins with an understanding of what we are capable of. Let me use two terms to explain the conflict that may be keeping you from feeling truly satisfied on the journey of the entrepreneur. You long for it.. You deserve it.. Here is where you will finally make sense of it…
Are You A Thermometer Or A Thermostat Entrepreneur?
Both a thermometer and a thermostat have something to do with the temperature in a room.
A thermometer “reads” the hotness or coldness in a specified area.
A thermostat, on the other hand, is a tool used to “set” the temperature in a determined area.
So how does this relate to the entrepreneur and business owner?
Some of us have at times believed that the economy is bad. We feel justified about being unemployed. We might blame others for our circumstances. Some of us have adopted the belief that we are in charge of our own life. If we have no job, it’s our responsibility to fix that. We accept failure and success as part of our life.
This brings me to these two simple meters, which represent 2 different kinds of mindsets. Can you tell which mindset the thermometer would represent?
The Thermometers mindset, reads the temperature of the room and is able to state ” it’s 60 degrees”..
The thermostats mindset sets the temperature of the room. We thermostats take responsibility for our life, our failures and successes.
A Thermometer Is A Helpless Entrepreneur
As thermometers, we see the economy, our job, our family as helpless entrepreneurs, unable to change it. “It’s 60 degrees in here”! Do you look outward to your environment and state what you see? Or do you look inward and determine what environment you will create?
A Thermostat Is An Entrepreneur Creator
Deciding to be a thermostat, we no longer are in conflict. Determined to be the leader, the creative entrepreneur, we have the power to create your environment. Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, David Wood and Dave Sharpe, are all considered thermostats.
Being a thermostat means that we decide what temperature we want our life to be. Whether hot, cold, warm, chilly.. it is up to us. Rather, be a thermostat than a thermometer, which is helpless to only read the temperature but has no power to change it.
Determining to take responsibility for our life, our business, our environment, starts inside us. Believing we are a thermostat starts by making the simple decision to be one.
Powerful Entrepreneurs Are Thermostats
The outcome of being a thermostat means that the successes in life are truly something we achieve and can be proud of. Our obstacles, if we choose to see them as challenges to overcome, can help us become even greater and able to understand and help others overcome them as well. Our failures are successes because we learn something from them. Our decision to create rules for our life that support us so we can enjoy the process, gives us the satisfaction we truly long for.
This life, big or small, great or weak.. has in it the opportunity to reach great heights that give us a feeling of satisfaction unlike any other.
Be a thermostat today and no longer lean on the helplessness of being a thermometer. True success as an entrepreneur is at our feet. When we walk into a room we’ve set the temperature at, we will feel completely warmed or cooled as we have determined; the lifestyle of power and freedom we long for.
The Powerful Freedom And Lifestyle Of The Creative Entrepreneur Thermostat Is Satisfying.