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Why do Entrepreneurs Have a Built in Need to Soar Above the Clouds/Crowds?

Why do Entrepreneurs Have a Built in Need to Soar Above the Clouds/Crowds?

Written by Jamie Douraghy


Here's a quote from Kurt Vonnegut that I felt was the right opening for this week's post:

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
Kurt Vonnegut

I reread this a few times and decided to share a few thoughts on what I believe drives entrepreneurs to see what most can't, and do what most won't.

Entrepreneurs:

Need to have a view from above the clouds and at times, far from the crowds. For once the crowds start to form, it becomes time to move on to the next open space, where new opportunities await discovery.

Have a desire to see big change happen.

Are pioneering in thought and action.

Often inspire others to look up and see what potential lies above vs. looking down and accepting that they are standing still.

Have a no fear mindset, (much as my 6 year old nephew does in the photo; he was so close to the ground, yet in his mind he was soaring at 1000 mph!).

Give themselves the time to stay up above the clouds, once they have had courage enough to jump into the unknown.

And, here's a second quote from Kurt Vonnegut that I felt was the right way to close to this week's post:

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
Kurt Vonnegut

What drives you to soar as an entrepreneur?

Jamie is the founder of Life Work Integration, a process that integrates passion with purpose and vision. You can reach him at jamie@lifeworkintegration.com & via twitter @jdouraghy

Why do Entrepreneurs Have a Built in Need to Soar Above the Clouds/Crowds?
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