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ENTREPRENEUR - CRITICAL THINKING APPLICATION, IN-DEPTH: The Complete Freedom In Entrepreneurship

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Shane, the founder of rbutr, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He tells us that what he loves the most about his job is the complete freedom that comes with running your own business.

Degree: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology - History & Philosophy of Science
Job Title: Entrepreneur - Founder of rbutr
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Adventurous, Organizational skills, Courageous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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want,</span> <span m='12182'>within</span> <span m='12650'>limitations.</span> <span m='13630'>I</span> <span m='13700'>need</span> <span m='13930'>to</span> <span m='14090'>keep</span> <span m='14430'>my</span> <span m='14770'>customers</span> <span m='15310'>happy</span> <span m='15795'>and</span> <span m='16280'>work</span> <span m='16650'>with the</span> <span m='17020'>sort</span> <span m='17390'>of</span> <span m='17860'>requirements</span> <span m='18185'>they</span> <span m='18510'>have.</span> <span m='19240'>But</span> <span m='19370'>I</span> <span m='19430'>get</span> <span m='19670'>to choose.</span> <span m='19970'>If</span> <span m='20270'>I</span> <span m='20450'>don't</span> <span m='20690'>like it,</span> <span m='20830'>I can</span> <span m='21060'>move</span> <span m='21350'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='22760'>The</span> <span m='22840'>big</span> <span m='23200'>problem</span> <span m='23560'>with</span> <span m='23690'>that,</span> <span m='23940'>though,</span> <span m='24210'>is</span> <span m='26020'>it's</span> <span m='26700'>far</span> <span m='26970'>less</span> <span m='27040'>secure</span> <span m='27570'>than</span> <span m='27700'>a</span> <span m='28150'>normal</span> <span m='28496'>job.</span> <span m='29190'>I don't know if I'm</span> <span m='29300'>going</span> <span m='29480'>to</span> <span m='29590'>make</span> <span m='29780'>money.</span> <span m='30990'>I don't</span> <span m='31230'>know</span> <span m='31600'>if I'm</span> <span m='31710'>going</span> <span m='31900'>to</span> <span m='32000'>be</span> <span m='32060'>successful.</span> <span m='33490'>There's</span> <span m='33760'>a</span> <span m='33820'>lot</span> <span m='34320'>of</span> <span m='34430'>risk</span> <span m='34740'>and</span> <span m='34870'>a</span> <span m='34930'>lot</span> <span m='35080'>of</span> <span m='35160'>doubt.</span> <span m='37220'>I</span> <span m='37560'>would</span> <span m='37950'>take</span> <span m='38170'>that</span> <span m='38320'>any day,</span> <span m='39020'>keeps</span> <span m='39370'>it exciting and interesting.</span> </p><p><span m='41480'>For</span> <span m='41820'>me</span> <span m='43220'>the</span> <span m='43730'>key</span> <span m='44140'>element</span> <span m='44570'>in</span> <span m='44910'>helping</span> <span m='45200'>me</span> <span m='45360'>to</span> <span m='45450'>decide</span> <span m='46190'>what</span> <span m='46350'>I</span> <span m='46420'>ended</span> <span m='46610'>up</span> <span m='47040'>doing with</span> <span m='47470'>my life</span> <span m='47900'>was</span> <span m='48060'>very</span> <span m='48250'>much</span> <span m='48480'>based</span> <span m='48780'>around</span> <span m='50550'>figuring</span> <span m='51030'>out</span> <span m='51220'>what</span> <span m='51480'>is</span> <span m='51700'>that</span> <span m='51820'>I</span> <span m='51860'>wanted</span> <span m='52250'>from</span> <span m='52350'>my</span> <span m='52470'>life.</span> <span m='53430'>My</span> <span m='53950'>career</span> <span m='54580'>is</span> <span m='54730'>very</span> <span m='54910'>much</span> <span m='55150'>a</span> <span m='55170'>reflection</span> <span m='55620'>of</span> <span m='55730'>who</span> <span m='55860'>I am</span> <span m='56165'>and what</span> <span m='56470'>I</span> <span m='56540'>want</span> <span m='56910'>as</span> <span m='56990'>a</span> <span m='57240'>person.</span> <span m='58916'>I</span> <span m='59379'>don't want</span> <span m='59842'>to</span> <span m='60305'>lead</span> <span m='60770'>a life</span> <span m='61160'>where</span> <span m='61550'>I have to</span> <span m='61910'>escape</span> <span m='62360'>from</span> <span m='62520'>my</span> <span m='62700'>job.</span> <span m='64082'>I want</span> <span m='64564'>my life to be the life</span> <span m='65530'>I</span> <span m='65570'>want</span> <span m='65960'>and</span> <span m='66010'>doing it</span> <span m='66170'>working.</span> <span m='66740'>So</span> <span m='66900'>when</span> <span m='67010'>people</span> <span m='67220'>say,</span> <span m='68050'>business</span> <span m='68500'>or</span> <span m='68560'>pleasure?</span> <span m='68990'>My answer</span> <span m='69350'>is</span> <span m='69440'>usually</span> <span m='69715'>both.</span> </p><p><span m='71490'>To</span> <span m='71990'>the</span> <span m='72490'>question</span> <span m='72990'>of</span> <span m='73490'>whether</span> <span m='73790'>it's</span> <span m='73980'>hard</span> <span m='74240'>to</span> <span m='74330'>get</span> <span m='74480'>a</span> <span m='74590'>job</span> <span m='74840'>or</span> <span m='75340'>not,</span> <span m='76320'>it's</span> <span m='76820'>hard</span> <span m='77320'>for</span> <span m='77720'>me to answer</span> <span m='78120'>that because</span> <span m='78520'>I haven't</span> <span m='79200'>tried</span> <span m='79430'>to</span> <span m='79470'>get</span> <span m='79640'>a</span> <span m='79710'>job</span> <span m='79990'>for</span> <span m='80150'>a</span> <span m='80190'>long</span> <span m='80360'>time.</span> <span m='81410'>However,</span> <span m='81730'>I</span> <span m='82110'>do</span> <span m='82290'>think</span> <span m='82730'>that</span> <span m='83600'>as</span> <span m='83770'>someone</span> <span m='84120'>who</span> <span m='84590'>successfully</span> <span m='85370'>could choose</span> <span m='85700'>a</span> <span m='86030'>life</span> <span m='86497'>as</span> <span m='86964'>an</span> <span m='87431'>entrepreneur,</span> <span m='87898'>if</span> <span m='88365'>you actually get out there and do things,</span> <span m='89299'>if</span> <span m='90240'>you</span> <span m='90420'>have</span> <span m='90610'>ideas,</span> <span m='91310'>and</span> <span m='92000'>you</span> <span m='92470'>pursue</span> <span m='92860'>the</span> <span m='92990'>end</span> <span m='93170'>goal,</span> <span m='93510'>you</span> <span m='93660'>make</span> <span m='93890'>them</span> <span m='94040'>happen--</span> <span m='94540'>having ideas</span> <span m='95040'>isn't</span> <span m='95540'>enough,</span> <span m='96040'>you have to do something.</span> <span m='97040'>If you're</span> <span m='97540'>that sort</span> <span m='97700'>of</span> <span m='98040'>person who goes out there</span> <span m='98510'>and</span> <span m='98930'>does</span> <span m='99250'>things,</span> <span m='99810'>and</span> <span m='100288'>meets</span> <span m='100766'>people</span> <span m='101244'>and</span> <span m='101722'>talks to people</span> <span m='102200'>and</span> <span m='102770'>builds</span> <span m='103200'>things,</span> <span m='105145'>then if</span> <span m='105540'>things</span> <span m='105940'>don't</span> <span m='106240'>go</span> <span m='106420'>well,</span> <span m='106630'>if you're not the</span> <span m='107410'>big</span> <span m='107610'>success</span> <span m='108250'>that</span> <span m='108745'>you hoped</span> <span m='109240'>to be--</span> <span m='109360'>then</span> <span m='109520'>I do</span> <span m='109740'>believe</span> <span m='109930'>getting</span> <span m='110220'>a</span> <span m='110260'>job</span> <span m='110660'>after</span> <span m='110950'>that</span> <span m='111240'>will</span> <span m='111350'>actually be</span> <span m='111670'>very</span> <span m='112060'>easy.</span> <span m='112280'>Because</span> <span m='112500'>you'll</span> <span m='112760'>have</span> <span m='112950'>the</span> <span m='113300'>history and</span> <span m='113650'>background</span> <span m='114160'>of</span> <span m='114250'>success,</span> <span m='115130'>and</span> <span m='115610'>effort, and</span> <span m='115880'>motivation,</span> <span m='116650'>and</span> <span m='116790'>drive,</span> <span m='117505'>and</span> <span m='117860'>determination,</span> <span m='118145'>and</span> <span m='118430'>all</span> <span m='118550'>these</span> <span m='118740'>things</span> <span m='119060'>which</span> <span m='119740'>any</span> <span m='119960'>business</span> <span m='120340'>owner</span> <span m='120560'>would</span> <span m='120870'>absolutely</span> <span m='121440'>love</span> <span m='121790'>to</span> <span m='121930'>see</span> <span m='122210'>in a person</span> <span m='122490'>and</span> <span m='122923'>what they</span> <span m='123356'>judge you on.</span> <span m='124655'>So,</span> <span m='125090'>yeah,</span> <span m='125390'>I don't</span> <span m='125470'>think</span> <span m='125890'>it</span> <span m='125990'>would be</span> <span m='126090'>too</span> <span m='126220'>hard</span> <span m='126420'>to</span> <span m='126460'>get</span> <span m='126610'>a</span> <span m='126680'>job</span> <span m='127060'>after</span> <span m='127493'>being</span> <span m='127926'>an</span> <span m='128359'>entrepreneur.</span> </p><p><span m='129660'>I</span> <span m='130229'>don't</span> <span m='130470'>have</span> <span m='130669'>a</span> <span m='130729'>good work-life</span> <span m='131166'>balance</span> <span m='131603'>because I'm</span> <span m='132040'>just</span> <span m='132480'>constantly</span> <span m='132990'>intermingling.</span> <span m='133740'>I say</span> <span m='134720'>it's</span> <span m='134950'>not</span> <span m='135080'>good,</span> <span m='135250'>but</span> <span m='135380'>it's</span> <span m='135530'>great.</span> <span m='136030'>Because</span> <span m='137190'>like</span> <span m='137540'>I</span> <span m='137630'>mentioned</span> <span m='138070'>before,</span> <span m='138510'>I've</span> <span m='138620'>been</span> <span m='139340'>working</span> <span m='139650'>out</span> <span m='139730'>of</span> <span m='139800'>Thailand</span> <span m='140150'>for</span> <span m='140340'>the</span> <span m='140440'>past</span> <span m='140740'>two</span> <span m='140880'>and half</span> <span m='141160'>months,</span> <span m='141950'>so</span> <span m='142342'>the</span> <span m='143126'>balance</span> <span m='143520'>I</span> <span m='144060'>achieved</span> <span m='144420'>was</span> <span m='144730'>every</span> <span m='144980'>day</span> <span m='145180'>I</span> <span m='145310'>could</span> <span m='145380'>go</span> <span m='146340'>for a</span> <span m='146720'>swim</span> <span m='146880'>in</span> <span m='146940'>the</span> <span m='147090'>ocean</span> <span m='147510'>on</span> <span m='147966'>a</span> <span m='148422'>nice tropical island.</span> <span m='148880'>But</span> <span m='149010'>I</span> <span m='149720'>to</span> <span m='149760'>spent</span> <span m='149990'>most</span> <span m='150240'>of</span> <span m='150280'>my</span> <span m='150390'>time</span> <span m='150700'>inside</span> <span m='151030'>working</span> <span m='151360'>because</span> <span m='151788'>I</span> <span m='152216'>was</span> <span m='152644'>just</span> <span m='153072'>as</span> <span m='153500'>interested in working on</span> <span m='153930'>my</span> <span m='154170'>business</span> <span m='154990'>as</span> <span m='155310'>I was</span> <span m='155520'>in</span> <span m='156060'>swimming</span> <span m='156400'>a</span> <span m='156520'>coral</span> <span m='156720'>reef.</span> <span m='157486'>So</span> <span m='157870'>that's</span> <span m='159660'>fantastic.</span> <span m='160900'>It</span> <span m='161325'>has</span> <span m='161750'>its</span> <span m='162050'>costs.</span> </p>","file":{"id":265641,"video_id":"2708226075001","name":"70985632","duration":162987,"thumbnail_url":null}});