What is the Definition of an “Entrepreneur?”

According to Dictionary.com, an entrepreneur is: “A person  who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.”

We see them as visionaries and dreamers, but more than just that.  We see them as people who take their visions and dreams and connect them with plans, resources, and effort and take the risk to transform them from the ethereal into the concrete.  They put themselves, their time, their efforts, and their assets on the line to achieve this vision–without guarantee of reward.  No one has promised them anything.  They believe in themselves and what they see in their minds enough to do this.  They know that most fail, but they are still going to try.  And they do more than just try.  They go beyond what is comfortable and reasonable and do what is necessary, pulling out all the stops.  They believe they can write their own ticket in life and are not satisfied with what someone else thinks they should have.

When we think of entrepreneurs, we typically think of a business-starter, but I do not limit it to that.  It says “any enterprise.”  Your life definitely falls into that category.  I think you can be an entrepreneur of your own life, even if you work for someone else.

So…are you the entrepreneur of your own life?  Are you writing your own ticket?  Or are you just along for the ride, doing what is comfortable and reasonable, and getting the rewards someone else doles out to you?

…Something to chew on.

Mike

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About Mike Wilson

I have owned my own business since 1999. I am interested in helping others start their own business and survive it and move on to thriving. I do this through my blog, books, seminars, public speaking, and consulting.
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