Last updated on June 15th, 2024 at 08:14 am

The Harsh Point of View About “SUCCESS”

Everybody wants to be successful in life. It is success that gives us a sense of pride, indicating that we are useful and valuable to society. However, success means different things to different people. But one thing we all agree on in this capitalistic world is that most successful individuals have businesses, or we can say “successful businesses.” We generally think that one way to achieve success is by owning businesses. Broadly, there are types of entrepreneurship and businesses. The type of entrepreneur or businessman you want to be is decided by two variables. So, I will provide a point of view based on these two variables.

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    1st variable

    The first variable includes those people who:

    • Want to build the biggest companies in the world.
    • Want thousands of employees in their company.
    • Want to develop revolutionary products.
    • Want to get their company’s stock listed on Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange.
    • Have larger-than-life dreams.

    From these qualities, you can guess that I am referring to top entrepreneurs or businessmen like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg.


    2nd Variable

    The second variable includes those people who:

    • Don’t want to build the biggest companies in the world.
    • Don’t want thousands of employees in their company.
    • Don’t want to develop revolutionary products.
    • Don’t want to get their company’s stock listed on Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange.
    • Don’t have larger-than-life dreams.

    Based on these qualities, you can’t guess specific names, but these people are often called Solopreneurs or Micropreneurs.


    What is Solopreneurs or Micropreneurs

    In case you don’t know, according to Lendingtree, A solopreneur is a person who runs a business by themselves without co-managers or regular employees. According to a 2023 report published by the Small Business Administration, 82% of the small businesses in the U.S. have no employees, which likely makes their owners solopreneurs.

    The benefits of running a business alone are attractive: the freedom to follow your own priorities, the simplicity of not having to manage employees and the minimal startup costs. The downsides are your need to master a wide range of skills and the inability to grow the business as large or as fast as more human and capital resources might make possible.

    The Point of View

    The people in the first variable indicate that they have all the money in the world and are popular worldwide. They lead luxurious lives, but the dark reality is that they barely have any time to enjoy their freedom. They wake up in the morning and deal with tons of problems because thousands of people’s employment depends on them. They play a vital role in keeping the world economy moving.

    Yes, they are very damn rich, but is their life peaceful?

    On the other hand, Solopreneurs or Micropreneurs aren’t as rich as the top entrepreneurs or industrialists of the world. They try to run small ventures with a small group of people. Their goal is to make a decent amount of money with less hassle and effort. As a consequence, they have less work and more time to enjoy freedom.



    Based on these two variables, you can decide which category you want to belong to. I am not saying the second variable is better than the first, or vice versa. I am just presenting you with options, but the ultimate choice is yours.This choice will decide how your life will look in future.So, I will end with a quote, “Your business is for your life; your life is not for your business.”