“I hate how many people think, “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.”
– Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia.
If you find yourself out on the street, you can probably call yourself and Entrepreneur. It’s a loose word derived from the French Entreprendre meaning simply to undertake (something I suppose). Just someone who is doing stuff. However we often associate Entrepreneur types with high risk and high reward, people like Branson, or Musk, or Trump, or Gates, or Jobs.
Look up to the lofty heights that these people operate in and you might feel a little overwhelmed. You might find yourself daydreaming about purchasing your own island (like Branson), or making big changes in the world (like Gates). One thing is clear, that the good types of Entrepreneur find a way to give back. They use their wealth to drive change and make an impact in places where people don’t have many opportunities.
It’s fine to look up to the lofty heights and dream. At least then you have a vision. Remember though Rome wasn’t built in a day and so you might just have to wait a while till you get closer to joining the space race.
I prefer the quote by English footballer Brian Clough – ‘They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.’
I think he understood that maybe by breaking the rules and looking at things a different way. Take that option and you can seek alternatives that result in making a big difference and right now.
Be the type of Entrepreneur that does make a massive impact. Go on, make it quickly.