No matter how you earn a living, an entrepreneurial approach to your work can be both personally and financially rewarding. Having an experience of entrepreneurship, whether for extra spending money or for your bread and butter, teachers you methods to approach goals and obstacles that bring out the skills needed for success in any venture.
When you launch an enterprise, be it baby-sitting, a lemonade stand, a convenience store, or a high-tech service company, you enter an exciting arena that tests your adaptability, creativity, resilience, and vision for what you want to accomplish . Most small businesses fail within the first five years, but if you expect the unexpected, and welcome new situations that challenge your assumptions, you improve the likelihood of your success. When you operate as an entrepreneur, you practice skills that serve you well through your life, at work, at home and in your community: critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation, creativity, enrolling communication, and teamwork.
Regardless of the business you start, as an entrepreneur you quickly realize that you are responsible for everything, even things you delegate to others. You have a stake in the success of the enterprise, and where you engage other people, that means you have a stake in their success as well. Take this approach with your work group, committee, or sports teams, and you'll be amazed at the ideas that start to flow, the work that accomplishes, and the "can do" attitude that spreads through the team. And when people work together this way, innovation and creativity flourish, and they can solve problems they did not know how to solve.