Did I always know I’d be an entrepreneur?

Look, when I was at school (when I would turn up), running a business was something rich people did.

It is not what normal people did.

You don’t start a business Michael (I was Michael at school). 

Besides, what do you know about running a business?

Your grades are pretty mediocre, you’re not that smart and you don’t have any money.

Besides, you’re not even good at school.

If you want to run a business, you need to be good at all that stuff.

The idea was that you want to get a good job, and being good at school is the only way to do that.

If you wanted to run a business, you’d have to be even smarter than the people who were getting A’s.

It’s such a backwards idea because now, everyone on my team has more qualifications and a better education than me.

I suppose the thinking was that if someone who gets all A’s in school has no interest in running a business, then you’re better off trying to get a job.

The more I write this the more moronic and retarded it sounds.

I didn’t always know I wanted to run a business.

If I could travel back in time, I’d tell my younger self “Don’t worry. School, grades, popularity, university. All that? It doesn’t matter. None of this is needed to crush it at running a business.”

How about you, did you always know you’d run a business?

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.