Why do people, for god’s sake, choose to be an entrepreneur? Well, because a lot of them want to break free from an existing situation. Like a rigid boss, no room for initiatives, no fulfilling work, repetitive tasks, making a difference etc. By the way, did you know that 74% of employees feel they are not achieving their best performance at work?! So, what’s happening here?
In my (humble) opinion there are two reasons which causes this unhappiness, and the will to break free via entrepreneurship:
- everything is based on numbers: quantifying everything, as if we still live in the production era…
- an educational system which did not grow in sync with all social and economic developments: all still based on “old school” production theories, not giving youngsters the space and freedom to discover and explore, in order to use their qualities and talents to the fullest.
For the reader who is playing attention, like you, this is all based on the past. At the same time we know that we are educating youngsters for professions that do not exist yet. This as changes in society are going with the speed of light.
As such there is a gap between the old system and the new thinking. Therefore people want to break free from these old rigid systems. People are feeling the need to grow and develop themselves as a person. To create and discover. To break free. Also seeing the trends like digital nomads, co-working and co-living, and flex-working are here to stay, and to evolve even further in new forms of collaborations and living. Entrepreneurship is the new way to discover and explore thyself and in the meantime give purpose to your (business) life.
Why entrepreneurship is the new playground.
The beautiful side of entrepreneurship is that it gives all the necessary space, the tools, the meanings, the connections and more to play around with. It’s the playground where you can use all meanings to create something for yourself, and not for a boss. Where you can use your talents, like creativity, social skills, resourcefulness, and more to create new (business) concepts to build your own future.
To take initiative and think for yourself and not following someone else’s dream, but create your own destiny. We’re not living in the system anymore of only owners and workers. Where the knowledge economy forced the educational system to push as much information in our heads as possible. Not learning by doing and thus using our skills. But now there is a new collective society where creativity, playfulness and sharing is mainstream.
Trial and Error
Be motivated to take your freedom to play, to experiment, take initiatives. To draw outside the lines and make connections. Use your fantasy and try, fail, and get up, and try again. To follow your dream and not someone else’s. To find meaning and purpose in your (business) life. To discover the world by trial and error.
Quality of Life
Not quantifying by numbers, but by living a quality life through entrepreneurship. Mindful living by playing and playing is learning. Where we give space to emotions, intentions and appreciations. No more measuring and comparing by the numbers, but a quality approach on life and work. Let’s be playful and follow the rainbow!
So why did you become an entrepreneur? And does it make you happy and successful? Check it out by answering the questions to the Happy Business You survey (Nederlands) to discover.