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Are we obsessed with entrepreneurship instead of our flow procession?

There's an obsession with "entrepreneurship," but not enough emphasis on discovering one's "flow profession."

What do I mean by a flow profession? It's a role where you're enthusiastic about your daily tasks, irrespective of the dynamics of the compensation. When you're in love with what you do, success becomes an intrinsic aspect of it.

Back in 2014-2015, I too was obsessed by the allure of entrepreneurship. Enticed by the promise of the "4-hour work week," I co-founded Nutrabel, our first company in the wholesale business of organic biscuits. At the time, I lacked a clear understanding of the industry, the market, and even the business itself.

In retrospect, it was a good period to make those naive errors, given my youth and limited liabilities. But age shouldn't be an excuse for recklessness. Would I tread that path again? Although I learned a lot, probably not.

While I wore the "entrepreneur" title, I struggled. Financially, professionally, and personally, things were awry. I wasn't content, nor was I in an industry where I could thrive (read survive) without exerting an extraordinary effort. Towards the end, I deceived myself daily, hoping that "just one more day" would change everything.

Eventually, the weight of perceived failure became overwhelming and I had to embrace the discomfort of accepting defeat, of relinquishing my entrepreneurial dreams for a more conventional job.

And that was when the major shift happened. I no longer had to push; to pretend; to resist. Instead of constantly warding off failure, I began to embrace challenges, regaining control over my life.

That's when I discovered my flow profession in recruitment. Even though I was back to a 9-5 job, I had never been happier. It wasn't about the paycheck; it was about the passion.

My growth was palpable. I took on more responsibilities, shared knowledge, gained confidence — all through persistent effort.

Don't get me wrong, I am 'entrepreneur' at heart, but to those keen on entrepreneurship solely to "escape the rat race," I'd suggest a re-evaluation. Instead, search for a role where your talents shine effortlessly, where time flies, and where your purpose finds its voice.

In doing so, you'll discover that entrepreneurship, freedom, or any other definition of success, comes effortlessly. It sneaks up on you without you even realising it.

So, remain adaptable, persistent, and always in pursuit of your flow profession.

That's where your true path awaits you.

I'm sure Gilles Dupont feels the same way ;)

What are your thoughts on this topic? Have you experienced something similar?

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