An entrepreneur is someone who starts something. Traditionally it has meant a for-profit business but more recently the term is becoming more generally directed at those who take the risk and begin a venture.
“One reason it’s so difficult to teach entrepreneurship is that we’re not teaching tactics or skills. We’re not teaching spreadsheets or finance or even marketing. No, when we encourage entrepreneurship, we’re actually trying to get people to the place where they care enough and where they are confident enough to stand up and try to make things change.” Seth Godin, Entrepreneurship => impact October 27, 2013
For over 4 years, (5 years this coming March) I’ve searched for the words to explain what I’d like to happen through the Lead Change Group. The world needs leaders, people who take responsibility for the influence they have, based on who they are, to “stand up and make things change.” My goal has always been to help as many people as possible launch their own leadership revolution. It takes an entrepreneur – someone who will take a chance, step out and start something.
I’m grateful for the people who have taken part in their own leadership revolution that I’ve met these past 5 years. Some participate here. Some elsewhere. But there is a growing number of people who talk about leadership as something that is for more than just the elite. Leadership is who you are, not what position you’ve attained or the power you’ve amassed. Every year, I see more and more friends who make a difference writing, blogging, coaching, consulting, sharing, giving, serving, speaking and teaching about leadership. It’s a great start.
But we need many more people who “stand up and try to make things change.”
In 2014, the Lead Change Group will remain committed to the idea that anyone can stand up and make things change. We’re a group of leadership entrepreneurs. We’re not asking for permission. We simply chose to act. We choose to do more than nothing.
This year, when I read a post, I will comment, reply, share and encourage. I promise to try to take one more minute and let the author know what I think. When I can, I’ll write a post on your topic and link to your post. I plan to do my part to show the world that more than a few people want to do something about leadership. I will spend my energy showing everyone I can that the world is full of character-based leadership revolutionaries.
What about you? Will you start or continue your own leadership revolution in 2014? Will you make one more thing better in 2014 than you did in 2013? You don’t need a promotion. You don’t need permission. You can simply go for it. If we can help you here, join, speak up, ask. Take part in the dialogue. Tweet about someone else’s post. Share an idea. Connect friends, collaborate on a project, or help a non-profit. Give someone a book. Do something different as quickly as possible and begin your journey as a Leadership Entrepreneur. Make 2014 the year you step up and begin your own leadership revolution.
Comment below and let us know how we can help. Take a stand. Make 2014 the year you launch yourself as a leadership entrepreneur. And let me know how I can help. Thanks for your attention.