My favorite idea from the reading this week talked about how entrepreneurship is not a skill you have or do not have. Entrepreneurship is a range of behaviors. This made so much sense to me because as people we are all so different, with unique combinations of strengths and weaknesses. So while some people are really good with technology and innovating but not a strong marketer, while someone else may be the opposite. Some gifts just come naturally to people, and others have to work really hard to get better at it. If you have a desire to be an entrepreneur, you can do it. It was really encouraging to think about, and know that I can use to abilities I have to create a model that is successful for me.
The reading gave some important qualities an entrepreneur needs, and they are desiring growth and self-confidence in your abilities. There is a balance to confidence and being naive, but in general I think that if you have a dream you can achieve it. It can be hard to be motivational without getting too cheesy, but this week helped me think about what I want to do and how I can do it. I feel more excited and ready to start.
I also got to meet with Kendall this week. He is a dairy farmer who makes his own cheese. My biggest take away from that experience is that if your heart is in it, then you can succeed. Whatever I do, I want to love doing it, because that is the best reward of all.