What makes a GREAT entrepreneur?
I wanted to just touch base and talk about entrepreneurship today I'm always curious why people want to be entrepreneurs. The more I asked the more I learned that people each have such a different reasons. Just here, we're meeting entrepreneurs. We went on this amazing waterfall rappelling tour and it was this young entrepreneur. He was probably one of the most impressive entrepreneurs I've met in a long time. His attention to detail surprised me because there's a concept in Costa Rica called “Tico Time” where people do what they want with time. He was 10 minutes early, he was polite, so sweet, his car was nice. He made us feel so special. He made us feel like we are the most important people for him. And I read the reviews after and he has only five out of five stars and everyone says the same thing.
Those entrepreneurs are really impressed me. I asked him when the world shut down in 2020 and there wasn't tourism in Costa Rica how did they survive? He replied, “Well, I went house to house and I cut grass.” Just thinking about him makes me emotional because that's entrepreneurship. You do whatever it takes for your company to work. And I really hope they're successful.
I wrote a book this year on my journey of being entrepreneur. It's called Intuitive Business Connections. So that's why I base this channel for my book, because my book talks about all of my lessons learned in the last decade of being an entrepreneur and about life and all of my favorite topics. I love spirituality and I love entrepreneurship. Therefore, I wanted to put both of them together into that book. I literally channeled that book in two months and it was just effortless and flawless.
I'm blown away by this level of customer service. They've inspired me to level up for my own company, because we just felt so important and so special. As we were coming home, we asked him lots of questions. The other question we asked him was why do you want to be an entrepreneur? And he said, “I want time”. And I can relate to him because that's what I want.
Every entrepreneur literally has a different answer to that. This week I joined an online community of other language learning schools around the world. We come together once a month and we talk about what's going on in our life. And it's raw, authentic, and supportive. We all have online language schools, but we're not we're there to support one another. Encourage uplift. That’s so precious to me because I don't believe in a competition. We spoke a lot about collaboration and that's my reality.
This one woman who, who founded the group. She's young, vibrant and loves projects. She's impressive. She impresses me and she's been with her company for 20 years and has so much passion and I've been with mine for 10 and I'm just like, I'm trying to work less and she's like working 10-hour days and she loves projects and she has big goals. And I was kind of feeling bad about myself like oh, I don't want that. I could have that. But I don't want that. I want to live a really relaxed life right now. Slow down. Backpack. Be free. With a few bags. Let's say that. They do backpacking live with a few bags and slip or fly and be free and have time. They reminded met that we all have different goals. And as an entrepreneur, it's important to know like, what business lifestyle do you want? And I love that term. What business lifestyle. This other woman in the group was offered with a really prestigious university full time contract work. And it's very comfortable position. And she's knew, that is not me, I cannot do it. And she declined. And most people don't decline. She added, “I want to be on this bumpy road of entrepreneurship”. And I just love that. Yeah, it's a bumpy road. And it can be fun, and it's free and you're able to create the lifestyle you want.
With this other woman who's been in business for 20 years, I asked her how she has passion like that after 20 years? It's like a new company for her? She said because she’s always working on new projects. This year, I'm expanding to another country and this year I've created a new program and she keeps it fresh and alive. And that’s amazing.
I love entrepreneurship. But I'm just curious, why do you want to be an entrepreneur? Why do you not want to be an entrepreneur? I talk about it like the most magical thing in the world but it was years of anxiety and stress to get to be able to create this reality now but that's my journey. Some people in the first year they're successful, but it was a very slow process for me. I think that's another quality you need to being an entrepreneur is patience, things I want to happen super fast and it doesn't always happen as fast as I want. It's patience. Slowly growing every year. You know, receiving every client is so important. Getting those good reviews. It's just it's a process. It's a slow process.
I want time because I can never get time back yeah, he said it could never get time back. You can always make more money especially online now. I think you can make more money can make more money easier now than ever. You know, I've perceived the world like we're just we're global citizens. We're all connected. Global citizens. I don't need to work eight hours a day. I'm trying to change the habit patterns of my mind because it's society also saying that you need to work so much. No, I don't. I can. I can also run a company without working eight hours. And it can still grow without me. Because all I want is time.
Again, I’m so curious what you want as entrepreneurs?
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JADI KINDRED is the founder of Accent Unique Inc. Since 2011, Jadi has helped hundreds of business professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries improve their confidence speaking English. Her mission is to inspire greatness in others. One way of doing this is by her helping people become more culturally aware through communication and understanding. She is passionate about travel, spending time in nature, constant learning, and growing her company. She is a native of Saskatchewan, but in 2008 moved with only two suitcases to Quebec, where she began her new life and journey of entrepreneurship.