I met an entrepreneur a couple of weeks ago who was so inspirational with his passion and vision, that it was contagious to me. His eyes were sparkling while he was telling me about what he was doing. He already had a team of ten, and he was so busy with projects that he was considering to start growing his team further. Despite all that momentum, he found himself feeling down because since launching his startup, he barely had any time to be creative and visionary, instead finding himself swamped in the administrative and business development tasks. He was actually so down that he started doubting himself as an entrepreneur.
Was he right? Does he have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? In fact, what is entrepreneurship? What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Was he instead falling short at managing his startup as a businessperson, rather than at being its founder, and if so, what is the difference between an entrepreneur and a businessperson? These are questions that eat at me, because I have met many super-driven entrepreneurs and seen them doubt, fade, and fail at the different stages of setting up or running their startups.