Oct 7, 2019
From conNECKtedTOO office/studio
Entrepreneurship is an aspiration. Typically the desire to accomplish a dream, a defining way to establish identity.
If you are affected with a case of entrepreneurship, don’t run to the bank first. The banker will only apply a coat of cold cash on a mind caught in short cycles of enthusiasm and depression. What is needed is a lot of smart work deciphering the origins, the reasons for so much fidgeting. And then designing plans to end the madness, to accomplish the dream, to blossom.
Now, don’t forget that blossoming, in business, is a matter of exposure. Unless you are Narcisses (or other famous figure in awe before her/his public reflexion), you will eventually interface with the public you are hoping to serve. You will be exposed, either dressed for business or nakedly unprepared.
Entrepreneurship is a test of your preparedness, your knowledge of the field, your ability to listen and adapt, your maturity.
Entrepreneurship is service: a test of the quality of your interaction with others. Your identity facing a multitude of ever-different identities, just as fidgety as you may still be at times. Respectful? Outgoing? Generous? Or suspicious, impatient, greedy? It is you out there. And the ultimate way to practice reciprocity; in your shop, your field, your neighborhood, with your clientele – real or virtual.
Business is money – To transact is not to reciprocate – Money has no hau!
So, what is hau? The ageless sense that there is much more to exchanging goods or services than just a money transaction. It takes two to transact. It takes entire cultures to offer and accept presents, to build peaceful exchanges, to welcome commonalities.
HERE IS SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Entrepreneurs just think and do things differently. … Being entrepreneurial can mean knowing your industry inside out, and being able to exploit that knowledge to create new opportunities. Being entrepreneurial can mean sharing ideas freely, and celebrating so-called failures as learning and growing experiences.
Others, including Nobel Peace Prize Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Banks 1 & 2 believes that “everyone is an entrepreneur, but not everyone has the opportunity” adding “Credit is a fundamental Human Right.”