Everybody Should Start a Business

Ask most people whether they have an idea for business or have ever created a product that they believe could be a great success. The majority will answer yes. This is the problem: all these people have great business ideas and product ideas, but they don’t actually execute them.

This was my situation years ago, until Nabil Fakih, a friend of mine, encouraged me to take action. While I was still in marketing, I started to plan for the business. I finally decided it was time to risk the business and try it out. Nabil helped me believe in myself and gave me the motivation to give the business a try. Here are some reasons to do it if you think you don’t have the right skills to make your business a success.


People who claim they don’t regret any decisions are often lying. As you age, it is normal to reflect on your life and wonder what might have happened if you had done things differently. It’s okay to regret making a wrong decision or taking action. At least you tried. However, there will always be regret as you look back on your life and think about what you could have done differently. When you are older, regret will be a strong emotion.

Let the Idea Come to Life

A Nebraskan young man had an idea for a business that would make a huge impact. The idea was to create a mobile application that could be used to organize a carpool and also allow for the creation of a taxi service that could all be managed from the app. He failed to realize his dream because he believed it would be smarter to keep his job. Uber was founded in 2009, and it has grown to be a multi-million-dollar business. This is the point: If you have a great idea, you must act immediately. Otherwise, someone else will think about it and bring that idea to the bank.


Although I wasn’t miserable at my previous job in marketing, the difference in how happy and unhappy I am now is significant. It is so satisfying to wake up each morning knowing you will be working in your own business. It is a mutual benefit to you and your company. That gives you a feeling of fulfillment that I can’t explain. You owe it yourself to dream of starting a business and to achieve the happiness you desire.

Why not?

Nabil told me this when I said I was not going to launch my company. It is simple, but it is very true. What is the biggest obstacle to you launching something you love? Many people fear that they won’t be good enough or that their business will fail. All of these fears are unfounded. You can always make more money. You can also learn from your mistakes and improve your business. The truth is, you won’t know if your business will work unless you try it. You will be more likely to procrastinate, wait and hope for better circumstances than you are to take action to make your life easier and to give you a new lease on life.