Entrepreneurship: Can It Be Taught
Although this is a million dollar question, when you break it down, the answer is simple. Let us start with the actual term entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is defined as a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses while taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
Using this definition, the business and humanistic essentials that keep a successful business going can be taught. It is what separates good companies from great companies that cannot be taught. It is found in knowing your purpose and understanding the uniqueness that is you and the impact that you are to make on this world through your entrepreneurial endeavors. In purpose lies passion, self-discipline, motivation, commitment in spite of failure, and a higher sense of service. The things that make up the entrepreneurial spirit. That is what keeps me going with Facing Finances, LLC.
Everyone is born with a distinct purpose that is as unique as their individual fingerprint. Sadly, we don’t take the time to dive into self-discovery enough to get to the core of our existence.
Individuals can be taught the various aspects of sustaining a profitable business, but that is not where the magic takes place. The magic takes place where business acumen intersects with purpose.
In summary, the simple answer to the question is yes, entrepreneurship can be taught. In order for long-lasting significant success to be realized however, the entrepreneur must identify the space in which they were designed to operate and make an impact on the world.
Conversely, there are many people who allege to know their purpose in life and have no business acumen. The two combined are necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. Take the time to discover your purpose and commit to living a lifestyle of learning. Whether born or taught, an entrepreneur who is willing to continuously learn is the best type entrepreneur.
Take some time today to celebrate an entrepreneur and Small Business Owner.