Are You an Entrepreneur or an Opportunity Seeker?

Hope your coffee is hot, this should take you about 2 minutes and 41 seconds to read (According to Forbes, the average adult reads 300 words per minute)

You might never read a blog post  from me again, after reading this one.

Just a fair warning….

This blog post has to do with Bit Coin.


Just what you wanted to read about right?

As if all the experts in your newsfeed wasn’t enough.

No, I am not going to tell you to mortgage your home to invest today. I actually saw an article today of people doing this.

And no, I am not some Bit Coin expert who started trading last Thursday and have a course to sell.

None of that here.

I just want to share my opinion of the 93.8% of Bit Coin experts who suddenly popped up in the last 60 days.

Let me start with a little back story…

I got started in online marketing in 2010. It feels like a lifetime ago.

I started selling digital marketing services, all of them.

To any business owner who’d listen to me.

I didn’t know what a target market was. Back then, “small business owners” was my target market.

Makes me laugh now. And shake my head.

And it all makes sense why it was such a struggle.

After about 18 months, I niched down and started offering mobile websites to attorneys.

One service, one niche.

Success followed.

18 months or so later, I changed paths as I was sick of working with attorneys.

I then started offering Facebook ad management to real estate agents.

One service, one niche.

Success followed.

After about 16 months, I was sick of client work and started dabbling in Amazon, as that was the hot thing on the market.

About 4-5 months later, I was not having the instant success the courses I bought promised me.

I then tried my hand at Shopify, and did quite well.

Did that for 14 months.

Launched 4 stores, and 3 of them bombed. The jewelry store, which was successful, generated just over $270k in about a year.

I was “successful”.

However, I was not too happy. It wasn’t what the big Man upstairs put me on the Earth to do.

I ended up closing the store, and changing direction once again.

Do you see the pattern?

Maybe you can relate to it?

This sums up a far majority of the online marketer’s journeys.

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Over the years, I never considered myself an entrepreneur. Just a little over a year ago, another marketer brought up the idea of opportunity seeker vs. entrepreneur.

That’s it!

All those years, I wasn’t an entreprenuer, I was an opportunity seeker. I chased the bright shiny object jumping from one biz idea to another.

And every time you jump from one opportunity to the next, you’re basically shooting yourself in the foot, as you’re constantly starting over. Ruining just about any momentum you’ve created.

Most of these people are not fulfilled, so they jump from idea to idea seeking more/easy mon-ey, as they think that is what they are after.

I get it, because that was me for YEARS.

That’s what I am seeing with all these Bit Coin experts lately. There are some guys I follow who are getting into Bit Coin, but they are doing it for investment purposes, not a business opportunity.

There will be something else in 6-8 months and the masses will chase that hot trend like a little kid running after the ice cream man with a wadded up dollar in his hand screaming, Wait for me!!

An entrepreneur, in my opinion, is set out to solve a problem in the world.

They are ruthlessly committed to their mission.

They are focused on serving their community as best they can.

They understand things do not go as planned, and will not jump ship, at the first sign of struggle.

They are committed to playing the long game.

They are not in it for the money, but it to transform lives.

They are in to to make a dent in the universe, as Steve Jobs would say.

I am reminded by one of my all-time favorite Gary V quotes in this…

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This is my mission that I am committed to.

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So, are you an entrepreneur or an opportunity seeker?

There is no right or wrong, but it’s best if you know the difference.

Adam Dukes

About the Author

My name is Adam…a stay-at-home-Dadpreneur, a marketing strategist, a horrendous fantasy football player, a dreadful golfer, a cheeseburger connoisseur and a wastebucket full of useless sports knowledge.