The title of this post is a quote from Dan Martell, a Canadian entrepreneur who has built and sold several successful startups. He pinned this quote in a blog post he titled Entrepreneurship Is Not A Career Move.
Although this may be a downer for some, most entrepreneurs are not successful in their pursuit of riches. This is why the #1 reason you should become an entrepreneur should be your passion to create a solution for a problem, not for the money. As Dan states:
I’m not sure when being an entrepreneur turned into a career but it’s a dangerous way to look at it. It’s like waking up one day deciding to become an artist. You don’t decide to become an artist, it comes from a passion to create.