CHAPTER WHO IS AN ENTREPRENUER?
Have you ever struggle with your entrepreneurship? Do you think you need to be a rocket scientist or have a brilliant idea to begin as an entrepreneur ? Do you ever doubt that you could turn to be an entrepreneur?
You are not alone in your thoughts. Even great successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs had at one time struggled with their entrepreneurship and their insecurities. Many real examples are found in the world who poured out their pain, grief, anger, bitterness, depression and sorrow to the world. You are not the first to wrestle with it, nor will you be the last.
Entrepreneurship is not complicated. We make it that way. This is mainly due to our misappropriated pre-conception, value and false belief to it. Everyone is gifted in some things. The real issue is whether we really know our true inner self, passion and skill.
Before we tackle the art of entrepreneurship, let’s define its true meaning. How would you define it? Here are very broad definitions which can be found in the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Entrepreneurship is the act and art of being an entrepreneur or one who undertakes innovations or introducing new things, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods. This may result in new organizations or may be part of revitalizing mature organizations in response to a perceived opportunity. The most obvious form of entrepreneurship is that of starting new businesses (referred as startup company); however, in recent years, the term has been extended to include social and political forms of entrepreneurial activity.
Entrepreneurial activities are substantially different depending on the type of organization and creativity involved. Entrepreneurship ranges in scale from solo projects (even involving the entrepreneur only part-time) to major undertakings creating many job opportunities. Many "high value" entrepreneurial ventures seek venture capital or angel funding (seed money) in order to raise capital to build the business.
Many kinds of organizations now exist to support would-be entrepreneurs including specialized government agencies, business incubators, science parks, and some NGOs. In more recent times, the term entrepreneurship has been extended to include elements not related necessarily to business formation activity such as conceptualizations of entrepreneurship as a specific mindset (see also entrepreneurial mindset) resulting in entrepreneurial initiatives e.g. in the form of social entrepreneurship, political entrepreneurship, or knowledge entrepreneurship have emerged.
With the latest evolution, it is rather clear and obvious that you need certain specific mindset to be an entrepreneur so to speak. It is also very interesting to note that the 'entrepreneur' and 'employee' mindsets are very much different in term of its meaning and perspective, but one is not necessarily better than the other. It boils down to each individual preference and liking. Bear in mind that everyone is unique and gifted in one way or the other.
Before we proceed further, we should seriously and honestly ask ourselves whether we would want to be an entrepreneur being clear and comfortable with our chosen definition and field of expertise.
The real attractive reward is that you would reap a lot of freedom and would be able to live on your own terms?
If so, you are in the right place. I am about to introduce you to a great good approach which will allow you to turn all possibilities to be entrepreneur than you may have ever dreamed possible.
Here, I prescribed the digging deep tool that got me so deeply rooted into the core of who I am, and what can make me unshakable and unstoppable – the real and authentic me. This is critically important for me to find out who I am really is, my passion and true purpose on earth. One of the surest ways to ensure the healthy growth of the endeavour I undertake is that I must truly enjoy what I am doing. Steve Jobs.
Through the aid of the above tool, I was able to uncover those blockages, letting go and move through my life’s challenges to organically create a life of passion, autonomy , authencity and discover my purpose filled life.
One more distinction we need to understand deeply is with regards to an 'employee mindset' and being an employee. Loads of employees have entrepreneurial mentalities that make them such great workers who understand their bosses' perspective. They work as if they work for themselves and they tend to obtain job satisfaction through certain achievement and fulfillment, so to speak.
However, for those with 'employee mindset' usually less self-confidence and insecurity, that's why they want job security much stronger than the earlier group. They want others to create job for them and bestow it upon them. There's nothing wrong with having a job. However, you must know where you truly belong to. This is to ensure that you live life like you will never regret.
Once you discovered your passion, you must not let anyone stop you from pursuing your dream. If you have not, continue to explore till you find it. Don’t wait and stop. However, if you have, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.