The Big Ooga

Inventing the Wheel: Entrepreneurial Community Strength


By Lennie Rose • September 13, 2010

We are challenging the social construction of entrepreneurialism – a system that is minting chaos. 

Going it alone as small business owners has given rise to enormous personal tolls. Doesn’t it make sense if we want better results, to build a better system?  Isn’t that what entrepreneurship is all about? Seeing a problem and fixing or improving it? ( I hear the coaches whispering, NO! Don’t call it a problem. It’s a challenge or an obstacle! Actually you can call it a can opener – but whatever you call it, it’s the thing we have to recognize to change!)

The survival of American entrepreneurs is the reason I get up in the morning. 

I am you and you are me – tough, resourceful, incorrigible and driven. 

Succeeding in what we love to do is linked to our sense of possibility, creativity and accomplishment. It is linked to our hopes, dreams, survival and survival of our families. Most importantly it is linked to our personal freedom. Entrepreneurship gives us the freedom to decide what we want to do with our lives. 

I want you to assure you I will be there, next to you, beside you and with you every step of the way. But I am not an I, I am a WE serving a purpose that is so much bigger than myself.  Together we can can build a climate of achievement where success is no longer the exception, but the norm. 

Chuck Blakeman has remarkable insights and clarity on this conversation. Enjoy! 


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