Before I drill down on today’s blog, I am writing this referencing no one in particular and starting it as a self-examination.
Over the last few years the title of entrepreneur has been in vogue, in the world of virtue signaling it is a badge of courage. I have worn the title for over 30 years and never remembered it being such a positive term. However, that situation and the station's relationship with self labeled entrepreneurs has me wondering is it nothing more than the latest trending hashtag? Isn't this the same thing as getting an online EdD and calling yourself a Dr.?
What do entrepreneurs really do? Well, I could give you a list of ‘entrepreneurial competencies’ that are technically right, but that is not what is troubling me. I am challenged by people claiming to be entrepreneurs not taking advantage of opportunities staring them in the face. Is it because they can’t see it, or I am looking at an illusion, or they don’t know how to pull the trigger?
This gets back to me. Is the obstacle insight or courage? Given my predilection for research, it has to be courage. Even that doesn’t quite capture it. I have been in life-threatening situations many times and almost died twice, this courage is based on a belief of whether I will let myself down.
Is that your block to being more than a virtue signal?