I just happen to catch an article by Tom Hayes and Michael Malone in the Wall Street Journal. It reinforces a lot of things I’ve been reading about the absolute need for ENTREPRENEURS in these trying times.
Nowhere is this more important than within the Third Sector and the For Impact world. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS are going to make all the difference in the world, because they’re not hiding under their desk waiting for the government to bail them out.
I just finished part of my upcoming book on ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT which has to do with ATTITUDE vs. SKILL.
ENTREPRENEURS are all about ATTITUDE. For example, my own personal attitude is that I refuse to participate in any “downturn”. I want to be in control of my life and my business and I’m not going to let AIG, some stupid bank executive or a sub-prime lender affect my life.
More importantly, we’re going to keep helping SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS and FOR IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS generate the resources they need to FUND THEIR VISION. Just because some community foundation stops giving to “Capital Campaigns” and large corporations have their ‘charitable giving hatchet men’ spread fear and doom and gloom is not going to change our coaching attitude.
Stop listening and reading about the end of the world. Instead, CHANGE YOUR WORLD.