The Entrepreneur’s Anthem

Here’s the story…

A while ago I started thinking –

“Wouldn’t it be cool if there was some kind of entrepreneurial anthem? One which talks about why we do what we do? Maybe even addresses some of the silliness we deal with (hellooooo, Facebook Power Editor!)?”
 

I waited and waited. No such song materialized.

So I stepped up and wrote it for us! (Served with a hefty portion of cheese and ridiculous shots of me gallivanting with my computer).  Also, if you want to hear about how I ended up at the police station while filming this, read on to the bottom…

Props to inspiring peeps

The song mentions some amazing entrepreneurs. They in no way endorsed this – I just appreciate and value what they do!

(The hardest bit was deciding who to include – there are so many inspiring entrepreneurs out there. Would have been great if Richard Branson’s name fit with the rhyme scheme!)

– Gary Vaynerchuck
– Marie Forleo
– Natalie MacNeil from She Takes On The World
– Gabrielle Bernstein

Are you a proud entrepreneur?  If so, please share!

Read the lyrics

Got no boss
but your customers and you.
Ain’t chained to a desk,
it’s business your pursue!

Makin’ your own way
as an entrepreneur
Other people don’t get it
Live within parameters

Maybe you have kids
you wanna take to school.
Or you wanna travel –
Either way, it’s cool!

In it for the freedom,
In it for the ride.
In it for the life,
And we have the drive.

Helpin’ out our people
Givin’ customers our best
With our product or service
So we all have success.

Go to my bridge job,
Not my real pursuit.
Work on my lunch break,
Work during the commute.

Live in yoga pants
or stay in pajamas.
Film without underwear –
You can’t tell on camera!

Feelin’ like a boss
Giving stuff to my VA.
Realize that I am one…
Hmm.. that’s a bit sca-ray!

In it for the freedom,
In it for the ride.
In it for the life,
And we have the drive.

Helpin’ out our people
Givin’ customers our best
With our product or service
So we all have success.

Makin’ pics on Canva
for a Facebook ad
Power Editor’s a pain –
Drives me kinda mad!

Lead magnets, opt-ins
Let’s get some traffic!
Should try to split test
But I’m not that neurotic

I’m not antisocial,
I’m just trying to write.
You need to understand,
I’ve gotta blog post due tonight!

Dear Santa… this year, I want to
Crush it like Gary Vee
Have the polish of Marie
Travel like Natalie
Be happy like Gabby

Doin’ good in the world
Makin’ jobs for people.
Plus we give back
Social change is ideal.

Be who you are
Cuz your tribe digs it.
Be true to your mission
You’ll find people who fit it.

We make money
by doing what we love.
Bringin’ value to our people
so we’re all winners!

In it for the freedom,
In it for the ride.
In it for the life,
And we have the drive.

Helpin’ out our people
Givin’ customers our best
With our product or service
So we all have success.

Thinkin’ of ideas
To benefit the biz
‘cuz constant improvement
Is the shizz

Forget status quo
It’s challenge we choose.
Sacrifice is worth it
When we get our dues.

Other people think
we’re a little bit cray
But we’re happy in business
Want it no other way!

In it for the freedom,
In it for the ride.
In it for the life,
And we have the drive.

Helpin’ out our people
Givin’ customers our best
With our product or service
So we all have success.

Copyright Expressive Entrepreneur 2015.

Wishing you much success (and fun) in business!

PS – fun fact!  AKA – How I ended up at the police station on my birthday.

I filmed this on my 30th birthday.  The SmartCar you seen the first bit?  Yeah, ok, so I rented it with Car2Go.

When I get out of the car and walk with swagger I close the door – AND IT LOCKS.

I got locked out of the SmartCar.  My keys, money, ID, cell phone, and glasses were all locked inside.  EFFF.

I was conveniently parked across across from the city police station so I walked in there hoping someone would help me.  Did they?  Um, no.  They laughed and pointed to the phone to call Car2Go.  Did I mention this was Labour Day long weekend?  No?  Well it was – meaning NO ONE was answering the phone.

What did I do?  I sat in the parking lot for over an hour until someone finally reserved the car and came to pick it up.  Having the “Hey, did you rent this car?  Great, could you unlock the door so I can get all my stuff?” conversation was only mildly harrowing.

Yeah.  As if the music video wasn’t quite embarrassing enough, I added this extra layer.  You’re welcome! ?

What would you have added?  Would love to hear what makes being an entrepreneur special to you!

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