The Big Ooga

Inventing the Wheel: Entrepreneurial Community Strength


By Lennie Rose ¢ September 13, 2010

We are challenging the  social construction of  entrepreneurialism  –  a  system that is minting chaos.  

Going it alone as small business owners has given rise to enormous personal tolls.  Doesn t it make sense if we  want better results, to  build a better system?    Isn t that  what entrepreneurship is  all about?  Seeing a problem and fixing or improving it?  ( I hear the coaches whispering, NO! Don t call it a problem. It a challenge or  an obstacle! Actually you can call it a can opener – but whatever you call it, it  the thing we have to recognize to change!)

The survival of American entrepreneurs is the reason I get up in the morning.  

I am you and you are me –  tough, resourceful, incorrigible and  driven.  

Succeeding in what we love to do  is  linked to  our sense of  possibility, creativity and accomplishment. It is linked  to our hopes, dreams, survival and  survival of our families. Most importantly it is linked to our personal freedom. Entrepreneurship gives us the  freedom to decide what we want to do with our lives.  

I want you to assure you  I will be there, next to you, beside you and with you every step of the way.  But I am not an I, I am a WE serving a purpose that is so much bigger than myself.    Together  we can can  build a climate of achievement where  success is no longer the  exception, but the  norm.  

Chuck Blakeman has  remarkable insights and clarity on this  conversation. Enjoy!  


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