What Is Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship Is…

Opportunity Obsessed

The Power Of Entrepreneurship
The Power Of Entrepreneurship

Personally, this could not be more true. Entrepreneurs have a blood thirst for opportunity, and are often seen squeezing money out of rocks.

The obsessed part draws a line between the “stable job with benefits” and the “jobs are fuel to my next startup” professionals. To be honest, I don’t have a single relative that would fit into the first category, so I blame my family for my lack of interest in the 9-to-5 world. (just kidding)

Jokes aside, stable jobs’ seekers are beyond my comprehension.

The entrepreneurs that inhabit my social circle, and the ones I admire, such as Perry Belcher, Yanik Silver, Frank Kern, and others, are opportunity-obsessed professionals that have seen many opportunities fail, but keep creating more and more due to this insane obsession.

Holistic in Approach, Leadership Balanced

There’s no doubt we’ll always have the ‘schemes’ entrepreneur trying to get ahead by scamming people, but for the major part, entrepreneurial enterprises seek to fulfill a need, offer a benefit, and conquer the minds of its customers as a necessity. The holistic approach grants that serious entrepreneurs are over-delivering, offering as much as possible in exchange for consumer loyalty.

Being a leader is communicating those values and inserting that obsession into those around you, instigating commitment, motivation, and attracting success.

Leadership = Personal Responsibility

Entrepreneurs are disciplined enought to understand they’re the ones responsible for their success and their entire operation depends on their decisions. Leaders are those that accept this responsibility despite the pressure.

Value Creation, and Value Capture

Isn’t this the basis of capitalism?

We strive to offer only the best, so we are rewarded with only the best. As I mentioned above, entrepreneurs seek to fulfill a need, creating value to those benefiting from it, and receiving credit for doing it well.

How Much Value Are You Creating?

This blog is inhabited by an incredible number of entrepreneurs, so I must ask you: are you creating value to your customers?

HOW?

Be sure to measure and track your answers – they are directly related to how much value ($) you capture 😉

Patrick Combs & Personal Development – Aligning Passion & Business

Patrick Combs, Co-Founder of LifePath Unlimited
Patrick Combs, Co-Founder of LifePath Unlimited

I had never heard of Patrick Combs until early September of last year. I had not been introduced to personal development concepts, and all I knew about business is that I needed one.

I had made the decision to get out of my two dead-end jobs, and was planning to start an importing business. After long market research, hours and money invested in finding the right vendors and initiating negotiations, customs bureaucracy sent my business down the pipes.

At that time, I felt embarrassed for losing a good chunk of my savings and for not accomplishing the goals I had set for myself. When the embarrassment joined the frustration of being stuck in a futureless job, I encountered a lot of resistance trying to push myself forward.

During a purposeless search for motivational exercises (I tried many), I fell into a video called “Awakening”; Patrick Combs was speaking straight to me, explaining how my universal potential is unlimited, and how I can accomplish anything with the correct mindset. It was just a one-minute trailer, but that Awakening resonated with me.

I searched for Patrick Combs, and discovered he’s a famous best-selling author and motivational speaker. But what really surprised me was that he had co-founded a growing Personal Development company, based on the principles I learned on the Awakening movie.

Patrick’s company, LifePath Unlimited, had chosen to market its products through a direct-sales franchise, and it was looking for representatives at that moment. Talk about Law of Attraction – I felt like the entire company was specifically designed to fit my needs!

Before I became a LifePath Unlimited representative, I decided to watch the entire Awakening movie (50min) – but never got to finish. I bought my franchise at that moment, without actually speaking to anybody; I just knew that I could not miss that opportunity.

Fast-forward to my second month as a LifePath franchise owner: Motivation again slipping through my fingers, and still at the same-old job. I just seemed to fail to connect with others like me, entrepreneurs looking for a more fulfilling life, both personal and financial.

It was when I went back to some of Patrick’s teachings, reading and watching the material available for LPU franchise owners, that I recognized I was losing my passion, and my business was taking the hit. Patrick mentioned how a life guided by passion will fulfill my purpose, and attract the success I deserved.

Now, I’m a passionate business owner, proud of having taken that decision back in September. I’m about to meet Patrick Combs at the end of this month, and I enjoy seeing my business (and myself) grow constantly.

One thing I learned to live by: passion and purpose will make you a life way beyond “making a living”!

Become the Master of Your Reality

Mike Dillard’s last newsletter hit the spot on successful mindsets. He is absolutely right when he states that we’re conditioned to be successful – or not. We create the reality we live in, with whatever boundaries we decide to obey. Obeying the reality of a $20,000/year earner, you will never allow yourself to earn $600,000. Or even $100,000.

It is necessary that the reality we live on truly embraces our goals. When your goals are, according to your own reality, unachievable, they will surely be unachievable. Like the Matrix, bend the reality to incorporate paths toward your goals: meet the right people, attract the right people, be opened to new experiences/contacts, and stop living like worker bees.

When I first read it, I felt frustrated, because it made me aware that I was sabotaging my own success by not accepting how successful I am already. Yeap, I have a beautiful family, I eat very well, my wife and I drive brand new cars, we are attending college with an excellent GPA in a non-birth language, and we are raising the most beautiful baby ever!

The Saraceni Family with the Albemarle Sound in the Backgroung

The Saraceni Family with the Albemarle Sound in the Backgroung

Sometimes it is very easy to let your sucesses be overshadowed by the regular bumps on the road. The fact that I started MLM about a month ago, and I’m still not a millionaire, should not bum me down. Or bum anybody down, for that matter. I will be a millionaire, soon, because I have everything necessary to attract the right people. Nobody gets filthy rich in a month.

The message Mike delivered is inspiring, but also a warning: we all have to be the masters of our reality. It is within ourselves to do so.

I’ve completely changed my life-style by stretching my reality and becoming my own boss. I’ve found a company that destroyed my believes and offered me a path to success.

Leonardo Saraceni
Personal Development Agent
leosaraceni@yourincomepotential.com

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