📅 Thought for today:
‘The good news about entrepreneurship is that your fate is in your hands. The bad news is that your fate is in your hands!’
— Guy Kawasaki
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I was going to write about some good news I received today, and then realised I can’t tell you for a couple of weeks.
I remembered this Kawasaki quote and thought I’d use it anyway. My news can wait.
I have come to understand through my own lived experience as an entrepreneur, and then from working as a psychotherapist and coach with entrepreneurs, that the difference in mindset between entrepreneurs and the people who work for them can be expressed in an interesting metaphor.
Imagine the Bonneville Salt Flats (if you don’t know it, this might help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats).
Standing in the middle of this vast open space (12 x 5 miles), an entrepreneur sees endless possibilities, and the freedom to head in whichever direction they like.
An employee in a similar position would like to know which direction to head in, how far, how fast and for how long.
Employees thrive in a well-bounded environment. Entrepreneurs create the boundaries.
If they get it wrong, they start again (or give up and become an employee).
For me, my decisions have not always worked out, yet I have learned something new at every step of the way.
Now I change people’s lives, yet their fate is still their own.
(BTW – if you thought Triumph Motorbike at any point – so did I)