Brené Brown is one of my favorite speakers/authors..

I am in the process of reading another book Brené Brown has written.

This book is titled Daring Greatly.  She has quoted Theodore Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena quote:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

When you are going where no one else has gone before you in your group or family – becoming an entrepreneur, creating art or music, or taking risk on an investment, look for feedback and encouragement from someone that is in that arena.

Loved ones, friends and family, might not be the best people to seek council or advise — as much as they might have your best interest at heart – but being in the arena requires taking risks, being courageous, following your heart and most people do not do this.  They live a safe life from the bleachers.

If you are going to live YOUR life, do so from inside the arena and pay no attention to those that might judge you from the sidelines.

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Why do our kids want to be entrepreneurs, when the rate of small business failures is so high?

I read an article that said our children are more and more interested in entrepreneurship.  I find this interesting, as most small businesses fail with in the first two years.  My daughter recently entered college and they are offering courses in entrepreneurship as well.

Entrepreneurship

However, I ask myself what this could include?

How to be accountable and to whom?

How to create conflict that will benefit the growth of the organization?

Do you have a mission/vision statement that will direct you?

Can you manage your resources?

Can you create strategy in an ever changing environment?

How do you communicate your vision/mission statement?

And so many more…..

I have a MBA and these things were never taught.  It has taken years of experience, outside courses and actually hiring a business coach to help me focus myself on what is important for the corporation.  I actually had to change the way I saw the business in order to make better decisions.

Specifically,  I had to realize that “I” was not the business.  There were so many other factors: economy, buying habits, product lines, opportunities created with technology, employees, legal and compliance issues.  I was the leader!

This was truly eye opening.  It assisted me in making difficult decisions when I knew it was for the good of corporation.

Over the next few weeks, I would like to share some of the awesome experiences and things I have learned.  My hope that is that all entrepreneurs will start to see things differently in order to be more successful.

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