Today’s story began yesterday. A friend of mine invited me for coffee at a local Starbucks. During our conversation, he mentioned that one of his kids is considering entrepreneurship as a career. This was music to my ears. Why? How much time do you have? Not much? OK, then here are the top two reasons:
1. Being an entrepreneur is hard, and that’s a good thing. Why? It’s simple: because in the long run, humans find doing easy things to be deeply unsatisfying. Millions are unhappy in their careers simply because they are not really being challenged in their day-to-day work.
2. Chances are, almost everything that makes your life more enjoyable or more productive was created by an entrepreneur. In fact, the energy and ideas of entrepreneurs have been fueling civilization all along. Think about it for a moment: your smartphone, your car, your running shoes, your favorite pizza place, your computer, the ‘no-flip’ mattress you likely sleep on, your you-name-it — who created them? The banks? The government? It was the entrepreneurs. And who will be doing it in the future? The entrepreneurs. To move our economy to where we need it to be in the future, we need more people to take up entrepreneurship.
You may return to your regularly scheduled programming.
Sep 19, 2014