While it's difficult to find an agreed definition of what "entrepreneur" is, but most will use the words: person, business, risk and profit, which makes it sound like being an entrepreneur is reserved only for a very specific type of individuals. A more profound definition is that entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit (http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/entrepreneurship.html). Yet still this sounds like it is only relevant to the business world.
I'd like to challenge these notions it by looking at the origins of this word which evolved in the early 19th century from the French word entreprendre, which means to 'undertake'.
To Undertake means to to begin or attempt.
And this is something we all do, or strive to do.
So I've decided to reconstruct the word again to show its true meaning. Own-trepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a your career along with any of its risks in order to succeed.
Instead of "Business venture"= career.
Instead of "Profits"- success (sure, you can measure that in financial ways too).
The risks are still there. in any action that we do we are taking a risk of failure or loss. But as any Owntrepreneur knows, the risk of doing nothing to progress in your career far outweigh those.
This Blog will discuss what being an Owntrepreneur means, how to develop the skills and determination you need and how to overcome obstacles.
What you need to remember is that your life are an experiment you can only conduct once, so you need make sure its working and change what is needed before it is too late.