The American youth in the 80’s lived thru many changes in the corporate structure aka downsizing. Many of our parents lost their jobs for no good reason. This group of young Americans is now setting the standard for the new workforce. I’m happy to be part of this now mature trend and you should be too (if you can relate to Depeche Mode, LA Gear and Alf)!
Entrepreneurship is in the mainstream. One million and counting new business’s are launched every year here in the United States. These kids from the 80’s (such as myself) have had the choice to choose a new mantra. Instead get out there and go get a job, it’s get out there and create the job. I know many of you have heard it from your Parents,“Why don’t you just get a real job.” Yes so did I, and I hate to hear that statement.
Many entrepreneurial leaders have said that there successes are not because of the idea, quite the contrary the “idea” is usually ordinary, it’s the superior execution of the business that proves results.
So how can we take an “idea” and motivate to take that idea to the next level? Where should one start? I say at the beginning.
People today are finding themselves more and more playing the juggler. Balancing career, personal life, parenthood and/or also being a student. When it comes to jumping off into the ocean of entrepreneurship you need to make sure of a couple of things:
1. You are operating in reality
2. You don't just have a passion for your new career, but you are actually good at it as well (or can afford to higher those who are)
3. Funding and time management. Remember time is money.
4. You know yourself. The good, bad, and the ugly.
Here are two personality assessments that I use and have aided several of my clients. I recommend before you leap you take these FREE assessment’s as well. You can only gain knowledge that can help you understand how to be a better leader, manager, boss or even a team member.
Kiersey Temperament Sorter:
Myers Briggs Indicator: