Well, I feel like a real entrepreneur at heart. I have always dreamed of owning my own business. I am constantly thinking of new ideas which I try to write down all the time. I served my mission in Tampa, Florida, where I met a lot of successful entrepreneurs. The members of our church who were entrepreneurs always gave of their time freely and helped us out a ton!
I’ve seen so many ways that entrepreneurs have blessed the lives of others. However, I think there are lots of dangers and pitfalls that come with the entrepreneurial life. I’m not talking about the common dangers that lots of people talk about such as: what if my business goes under? what if it never takes off? what if I fail? what if I go bankrupt? While those are very important things to consider, the things that haunt me more include:
- What if I get too caught up in my work and neglect my wife and children (future children)?
- What if I am successful? Can we handle wealth?
- Can I leave work at work?
I have talked a lot with Esther to get her input on these things. We have decided that we need to be alert and aware of these possible problems. The first concerns I listed can only destroy my financial situation, but my second list of concerns can destroy a more precious blessing, my family.
I think I’m going to start blogging more about this topic here. I have had some good insights on this, and I would also like to get other’s opinions on this.