Friday, September 3, 2010

Geese, birds, and Fish

Have you ever thought about starting a business? Do you wonder if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? There are online quizzes, business books, and the Small Business Administration who can tell you whether or not you are a natural entrepreneur. But there are as many different types of entrepreneurs as there are people.

As I walk through the park, I notice the birds foraging for building material, geese diving for fish or nibbling the surface greenery. They find food, make their homes, and travel. They gather, store, and build. They take charge of their needs.

It's easy to wait by the phone for that magic phone call. A client, customer, or employer who wants your skills and is willing to pay for them. More often, we need to act as our own boss. In her book, "Become the CEO of You, Inc." executive Susan Bulkeley Butler says, "Make things happen for you, don't just let them happen to you." Just as the geese, birds, and fish forage for food and shelter, we need to go out and search for opportunities. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, you will do well to think of yourself as an entrepreneur.

30 minutes walking

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