Are you a Freelancer or an Entrepreneur?
I thought I knew. Yeah, I knew, but it wasn’t what I thought.
Do you ever read something or learn something and think you knew all about it, but realize that you didn’t and that you have a lot to learn? It’s a good thing in a way (not even more years thinking you’re something you’re not … ), but it hurts as well.
Seth Godin put it so concisely it’s almost painful in his article at American Express: The Difference Between a Freelancer and an Entrepreneur. For something this powerful, couldn’t you at least make it a 7-page article that I’d have to study and fill out a chart? But no, just a few lines, a few lists and I know: I’m not the entrepreneur I thought I was. Damn. Oh wait, I can change? Yes, I can. I am.
But ouch, that was a painful read. It’s only about 7 paragraphs. It’ll take you less time than doing a project that you shouldn’t be doing.