Beauty and the Beast – Facing the Dangers of Being an Entrepreneur
Have you gone to see Beauty and the Beast in the theaters yet?
I went tonight by myself.
I usually go to the movies with my husband, but there are limits to what I’ll put him through. He grew up with a lot of sisters and has an unusual form of PTSD. It’s from having been exposed to The Sound of Music too many times in his youth. As a result, it’s an unspoken agreement that I don’t ask him to watch musicals. EVER.
One of my favorite parts from the new Beauty and the Beast movie is when Belle is telling her father that she needs to help the beast due to the mob of villagers.
Her father warns, “It’s dangerous.”
Belle responds beautifully.
“Yes, it is.”
She knows that it’s dangerous, but she cares enough and has sufficient courage to not let any of her fears stop her.
Being an entrepreneur is dangerous. You risk failure, your financial security, your self-confidence, and much more.
Belle faced the danger because she cared about the beast and because it was the right thing to do.
We all have our own reasons to face the dangers of being an entrepreneur.
I choose to face the dangers of being an entrepreneur because:
- I believe I can make a positive impact in the world by helping other entrepreneurs find, convert, and serve more people who need their help.
- I love to teach and help others learn. Playing a small role in helping them improve themselves and their lives is incredibly rewarding.
- I love the freedom and flexibility of working from anywhere in the world as long as I have a computer and internet access. As Belle put it, “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell.” My husband and I are explorers at heart. The thought of returning to a steady 8-5 office job would suck the soul out of me.
- I enjoy being around entrepreneurs because they’re creative, courageous, and interesting people.
Why do you choose each day to face the dangers of being an entrepreneur?
Please share your reasons in the comments below. Show your courage.