I am so enthusiastic about entrepreneurship because it creates new worlds. Yet, entrepreneurship is NOT about learning how to start a new venture or taking the risks to do so… As many entrepreneurs will tell you, it is about developing skills in three key areas: self-expression, self-determination, and self-accountability.
Self – expression nurtures our sense of contribution and importance. Entrepreneurs feel that they have something to offer to the world, and they need to find a way to express it, to share it with others. Not so much because they need feedback but more because they believe it is useful. That feeling provides a sense of self esteem that feeds onto the second pillar.
Self-determination allows us to believe that we can manage our destiny. That it is through our choices, successes and failures that we create the life we live in. It makes the switch from victim to hero, and feeds into the third pillar.
Self-accountability gives us courage to accept that we are not perfect but that, regardless of any circumstances, we still chose. It helps us nurture our wisdom. When we accept accountability, we can transform the world. We switch from being part of the problem to being part of the solution.
Whatever we do either in our home, with our family, friends, coworkers or our extended community, we will always win if we develop these skills and if we help others do so too.