What and Who is an Entrepreneur?

By: DaveOwen


'One who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise' Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Ho Humm... does that do it for you?

Why? ...

Because you are probably one of them, an Entrepreneur.

Think back when you began entrepreneurial endeavors.

Now think of Lewis and Clarke, Magellan, Columbus, or the Wright brothers.

Explorers...entrepreneurs, I see very little difference.

We are in it for the game, for the recognition, financial rewards and possibly the adventure.

As "Amelia Earhart, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, and You"... WE CONTROL OUR DESTINY; call the shots, for better or worse, and Take Charge.

An Entrepreneurs Story

Imagine yourself, going to say goodbye to you boss, or your largest competitor.

‘Hi Jack, I just dropped in to say goodbye… I’m throwing in the towel, closing up shop.

It’s just too difficult doing business anymore.

’ When you see the subtle glimmer in his eye, trying so hard to convey sympathy, and you know, he is thinking about throwing a party...

Yes sir, it is just too difficult running this operation any longer from this environment. I have gone global, working out of my new home here in any town, using my laptop and my cell phone while I travel.

Have you heard that I am teaching others to do what we do, and that I have fewer than four employees, that’s including my fifteen-year-old son?

How did my business grow so quickly?

I hired an expert marketing consultant that charges $100,000 for one consulting session. -

You will still get to see me occasionally in the success journals, or as a speaker at our national convention.

‘Have to go now Jack, hope to see you soon"!

Walking away now, a grin of satisfaction emerges from within, while thinking to your-self… "I forgot to mention that I didn’t pay $100,000, and that I merely subscribed to a Marketing Newsletter, and some information reports.

A Marketing Master in a mall.

Entrepreneurs... 'Be All You Can Be'

Have you heard it knocking?

Someone once said that opportunity knocks.

Oh no not a physical knock but in the form of a thought, an idea, a whisper of a recollection…

Sometimes I believe opportunity literally SCREAMS to Do IT Now!

As that idea, thought, or opportunity fades away, becoming dim and distant, the ghost of opportunity past creeps in… That is called Hindsight.
Will you have the Foresight?

What is foresight?

Foresight is the ability that is in all of us to see through the fog of hindsight and have the guts to press on.

Most commonly called, 'guts', when others says 'don't do it', you have a dream and do it any way.

Did you know that a study taken back in the 50's, disclosed that out of 100 people starting at the age of 25, by the time they reach 65, only one will be rich, four will be financially independent, five will still be working, and 54 will be broke and dependant on others to get by.

This has not changed much and has actually become worse.

With down sizing, outsourcing and technology, the mass job market has virtually out-loaded to other countries.

The industrial revolution of my day has vanished.

However, there is always opportunity masked as adversity.

By learning from the masters of business, one can move forward or remain with the majority.

I choose foresight and entrepreneurism as appose to dependence.

How about you?

Do it Now… You will be glad you did. Dave Powell

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Dave Powell... born in Akron, Ohio in 1946... the beginning of "the Baby Boomers" His career began in 1969 after serving in the Armed Forces. Serving in the United States Army, with a one-year tour of duty in Viet-Nam, a year and a half in Germany, stateside then OUT. Achieving success in the life insurance business, before entering into self-employment to date with a hypnosis practice part time... On-Line Venture SuccessShoppingMall.com Free Enterprise is what made the few free nations what they are... FREE. Promoting proven masters of business will help entrepreneurs take a shortcut from the difficult road to INDEPENDANCE. David Powell www.SuccessShoppingMall.com

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