Posts tagged ‘business’

Entrepreneur – Are you?

The Business Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of  an opportunity and, as the decision maker decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced….  OK, the definition is straight forward and speaks to ‘what’ they do and boring….  now let’s discuss –  Who are they?

Entrepreneurialism is not a new concept however it has gained momentum and more and more people are willing to take on the risks associated with being an entrepreneur. According to economist  Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), his lifespan highlights how far back the concept emerges – entrepreneurs are not necessarily motivated  by profit but regard it as a standard for measuring achievement or success.  Schumpeter discovered four traits that seem to be prevalent and speak to their values. They include:

  1. greatly value self-reliance,
  2. strive for distinction through excellence,
  3. are highly  optimistic (otherwise nothing would be undertaken),
  4. always favor  challenges of medium risk (neither  too easy, nor ruinous).i am an entrepreneur

Boy, that could describe a lot of us… and we haven’t necessarily labeled ourselves as an entrepreneur. These traits cover a wide spectrum and changing the perspective could shed a new light on how you perceive who you and the game plan.

For example….

Look at the nonprofit sector. Founders and those that lead NPO’s have a passion, believe in self-reliance, strive to make a difference, are highly optimistic and have accepted a challenge. Ummm….  all the characteristics of entrepreneurs… but in a different context.

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in most of us. We just haven’t put it into the right context. Why not maximize its effectiveness and use the tools to move your goals to the next level whether they are personal or for the organization.

Questions?

Do you know how to apply entrepreneurial practices for personal or organizational gain?

Are you a closet entrepreneur?

Are you maximizing your skills and passion?

Tell me your story.

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Sacrifice and You

Through life we often make sacrifices. For family, friends or to reach targeted goals. We look at it as a part of the journey we must endure. Some sacrifices lead to bigger and better outcomes and are worth the temporary discomfort. However, those sacrifices that go against our core beliefs can have a profound and lasting effect. Learn to distinquish actions that are good for you. Remember the E+R=O theory. Events + Response = Outcomes. Events happen, you can’t control them. What matters most is how will you RESPOND? Will the response be aligned with and grounded in your values? This key factor determines if the outcome will have short term solutions or life long implications. Are you prepared to make the right response?

Tip #6 – LET YOUR ‘YOU VALUES’ CLAIM CENTER STAGE!

Sacrifice is something educators become accustom to but NEVER sacrifice your ‘YOU VALUES’. If you do not make intentional actions to stay centered, happiness and satisfaction will always be an elusive commodity. Be happy, be centered and let your YOU VALUES be the focal point, heart of what you do and guide the decision making process. This will allow you to claim the spotlight of center stage in your life.

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