On March 20, 2013, I sat in an audience at High Point University and listened to a panel of Entrepreneurs, seated with our Governor. Some I knew, others I didnt. I still cant tell you what they all do, but I can tell you I left with a deep admi-ration because they were in the club many want to join: one of self assurance that can only be attained by do-ing and by experiencing both success and failure. They are risk takers, willing to face rejection because they believe in a vision. They are leaders, willing to assemble a team, knowing they may not be the smart-est one in the room. They are eternal students finding new questions that keep that thirst for knowledge unquenched. They speak, but they listen more. They truly subscribe to the philosophy that you make your own dreams come true by helping others achieve theirs. My greatest take away was a quote: If it is to be, it is up to me. (Attributed to William H. Johnsen) I am still trying to find out who he is. My other take away: questions. Questions I think anyone considering a life as an entrepreneur need ask themselves. What do I want professionally? What do I want personally? What does it take to get there? What makes me the go-to person? How will I make a difference/leave a mark of significance? What resources do I have? What resources do I need? What is my Game Plan? Your answers that identify your vision and set a course of action could be a precursor to a new beginning or identify how you become a more significant player in your current capacity. Get excited! Get en-thusiastic! Light the fire that creates the eternal flame of your life! Does it mean we are all meant to be entre-preneurs? The odds are against that, but these are tools that can make you better at your job or within your organi-zation. Leaders dont always have to be out front but your willingness to help someone else can translate into your per-sonal dreams coming true. Thanks Dr.Nido Quiben for opening up the panel discussion to the community. c
Written by Carol Andrews.
Posted on March 22, 2013 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau