In a recent episode of the Kid Contractor podcast, hosts Caleb sat down with two entrepreneurs, Alex and Jacob of the Turf Wars Podcast, to discuss what motivates them in their businesses. In particular, Caleb asked Jacob what gives him hope and gets him fired up. Jacob talked about how his faith gives him hope and motivates him to be a good steward of his business, rather than just chasing big contracts and flashy equipment. Meanwhile, Alex discussed how building something with his name on it, and doing things honestly, motivates him to be a good role model for his daughter and ensure that his business can survive even if something were to happen to him.
This conversation highlights an important aspect of entrepreneurship that is often overlooked: the importance of staying true to one's values and building a business that is sustainable in the long run. It can be tempting to chase after big contracts or flashy equipment, but if this is done at the expense of one's integrity or long-term success, it may ultimately lead to disappointment and failure.
Instead, as Jacob and Alex demonstrate, entrepreneurs should focus on building a business that is in line with their values and that they can be proud of. This means being honest and ethical in all dealings, even when it might be tempting to cut corners, and striving to create a business that can survive even if the founder were to step away. It also means being willing to prioritize efficiency over flashy equipment or big contracts, and recognizing that success is not just about revenue but about being a good steward of the resources one has been given.
Ultimately, what motivates entrepreneurs will vary from person to person. Some may be motivated by financial success, while others may be motivated by a desire to make a positive impact on the world. However, what is important is that entrepreneurs stay true to their values and prioritize the long-term success of their business over short-term gains. By doing so, they can build a business that is not only successful but also fulfilling and meaningful.
Listen to the full episode here!