In Nigeria, Entrepreneurship is taking its toll in every angle. The state of the Nation’s Economy is pushing a lot of dreamers and non-dreamers to wake up to it but few are bold enough to do what it takes to make that dream or imagination a reality.  Apparently, I know how awesome it is to be an entrepreneur and the endeavor to empower you to know the same.

I have been there, as I know that winning in Entrepreneurship is easier said than done. A lot of people have their ideas winning on paper and from their mouths but futile in reality. But that is not enough to allow the world pressurize you into moving at its pace, take your time, learn from mistakes and most especially don’t let the voices in your head distract you. You’re doing just fine.You’re where you need to be at this time. Don’t rush the process. Take cues from stuff that has inspired top Successful Entrepreneurs from this article.

In essence, what is it that drives would-be entrepreneurs to strike out on their own? What were some of the world’s most successful founders, small business owners, and CEO’s thinking when they decided to unleash their dreams into the world?

Here are some top 5 simple reasons why entrepreneurship, (in general context) is awesome.

1. Develop financial independence.

You are completely in charge of your earning potential. “Financial independence means different things to different people. To some, it means having the cash to buy what they want. To others, it means saving for retirement or a home. And for some folks, it simply means opening the bills without dread. Whatever your definition, it means you command your money and not the other way around. That’s a victory worth celebrating.”

2. Set your own schedule.

For the most part, as an entrepreneur, you have a greater command of your schedule. However, you will likely have much more demands on it as well, Someone was approached me saying, “Debbie, you Entrepreneurship is the way but not that it will take all my time”. That was a funny one. “Contrary to popular belief, you don’t come into the world with nothing but your naked self. You’re actually already in possession of one of your most important gifts: time.” What will you do with yours? As an Entrepreneur, you own your time.

3. Impact the lives of many.

Social entrepreneurs identify a social problem and start a venture to solve it. The era of the social entrepreneur is here. The “role played by entrepreneurs in advancing positive social growth is by unleashing tons of ideas come to reality. “I don’t mean business people solving social ills, but people spreading new approaches through non-profits and businesses, or within government to address problems more successfully than in the past.”

4. Be challenged — in a good way.

Entrepreneurship is challenging and rewarding. As a startup and successful small business, you will overcome operational and common issues including competition, funding, planning, staff issues and the list goes on. But challenges breed solutions and equip you with the potential to innovate and disrupt your market and industries.

5. Create a legacy.

What will be your life’s legacy? Legacy is, “something you create during your life solely to benefit future generations…” Business philosopher and author Jim Rohn suggests that “Those who came before leave us the world we live in. Those who will come after will have only what we leave them. We are stewards of this world, and we have a calling in our lives to leave it better than how we found it, even if it seems like such a small part.”