The age old question: “What is an entrepreneur? ”
So loosely defined by our society…
It’s suddenly “cool” to be an entrepreneur, a VC, a startup, etc.
Everybody wants to wear the “entrepreneur” jersey ….
It says “risk taker“, “I accomplish the impossible daily“; “I win against the odds“; “you can cheer for me”
that’s the rhetoric we read hear and ascribe to…..but what does that word really mean
Moreover, am I it?
Here are a few of my favorite definitions of what is an entrepreneur by various successful CEO
“To me, entrepreneurship is completely dedicating yourself to creating something out of nothing. It’s not simply taking a risk and hoping to realize big rewards. Creating something out of nothing also tends to present numerous challenges and roadblocks which seem insurmountable. I believe the great entrepreneurs, who I look up to, can help their team push through those roadblocks and find solutions.” –
“Entrepreneurship is the mind-set that allows you to see opportunity everywhere. It could be a business idea, but it could also be seeing the possibilities in the people that can help you grow that business. This ability to see many options in every situation is critically important; there will be unending challenges that will test your hustle.” – Preeti Sriratana, co-founder and CEO of Sweeten
Now, most of you know of my mentor Gary Vaynerchuk of Vayner Media and Wine Library, and how I believe he is one of the most spectacular examples of entrepreneurship……soooooo of course we must have the opinion of a man who took a 5 million business and turned it into a 50+ million dollar business in 5 years…all via Youtube!
Here’s his list of attributes of entrepreneurship that worked for him. (Success always leaves clues)
I NEVER CARED WHAT MY PARENTS OR TEACHERS THOUGHT.
I ALWAYS WANTED TO BEAT EVERYBODY. (EVEN DEAR FRIENDS)
I HAD A LOT OF PATIENCE. (STILL DO)
Let’s watch this video and see how we truthfully measure up….
Now, it’s not enough to know the definition and what it entails….
The question of the day is:
What are you going to do about it?
No post or blog is worth a crap if it doesn’t call you to action….so here’s your homework:
Look at Gary’s list….review the video…..write these down, then put a check beside the ones you believe are true of your pysche.
Then look at the ones that are unchecked…..and decide:
Is entrepreneurship worth the pain of making this change?
Entrepreneurs aren’t born…..
They are developed …..
Write in the comments what you are willing and ready to change today and the time frame you’re committing to…
We are 7FDHustleNation and we are committed to your change.