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How do you define an entrepreneur?

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An entrepreneur, by common definition is someone who manages and organizes an enterprise usually at great risk.

Consider this: what do have in your home? Fridge, freezer, microwave, television, the lights etc.….
 These all came about because someone invented it.

Imagine the thought process: a light bulb moment and trying to sell the idea to others. By nature, people are generally skeptical when someone invents something. Imagine the frustrations! One wonders why then do these people do it!

If someone did not take the initiative, would we have the material things today which most times we take for granted?

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
 -Henry Ford

Here’s a thought: Did you know that this creative urge exists in all of us?

We all can be successful and create whatever it is that we want. In a nutshell when you look at yourself in the mirror, acknowledge the fact that you are looking at an entrepreneur.

So, What Is an Entrepreneur?

A simple joy: Find a seat in a mall or park or any place where people gather and use your powers of observation without being judgmental and notice people walking by.

What do you see? How do they carry themselves? Are they at peace within themselves or do they seem agitated? Do they appear lonely or are they with others and seem happy?

While you watch, become aware that everything you see played out before you is a product of choices and creations of the people living those lives.

Now think of these people as entrepreneurs responsible for their own daily lives, family, friends, relationships and love lives. Then you can realize that to a great degree, in their daily experiences each individual encounters, is due to the risks and initiative they take at a personal level.

A common misconception is that being an entrepreneur is only about career, business and finances.

While that certainly is a large part of life’s opportunity and challenge, it is only a small part of where you can apply your focus as an entrepreneur.
 It can also be in the areas of Relationships, Family, Spirituality, Friends, Love Life, Health, or any combination including other areas in your life that are important to you.