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Born to Be an Entrepreneur

Kristyna Zapletal

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Bird & Soul Press

Published : 2020

Copyright : Kristyna Zapletal 2020

ISBN-10 : PB 8-0270-7675-7
ISBN-13 : PB 978-8-0270-7675-8

Publisher's Write-Up

A book for mindful entrepreneurs.

This is not your typical business book. And it is not your typical start-up book, either.

This book has been written for an aspiring entrepreneur who aims at addressing needs of people in their community to create a positive social impact, while maintaining control over their own physical and mental wellbeing.

"Entrepreneurs are born imperfect like anyone else: they struggle and cry, flog themselves with doubts, and experience rejection considerably more often than they do praise. Yet, they don't give in to shame. They are survivors who manage to strike a fire in a wasteland. They keep the candle of dream burning in the middle of a shitstorm."

The author defines entrepreneurship as a means to delivering value, where all starts and ends with self-improvement.

"Entrepreneurship doesn't just talk about passion for our various projects. Entrepreneurship doesn't exist merely to proliferate profitable companies. Entrepreneurship doesn't serve the sole purpose of giving people what they want. Entrepreneurship is not only a choice of lifestyle. Entrepreneurship is about making a positive impact while having full control of our experience and living our life with a purpose."

In 40 fast-paced chapters, you're going to learn:

What it means to be an entrepreneur in the 21st century
What makes you a perfect candidate to become one
What to do if you lack the time, resources, experience, or the right skills
What makes you indispensable to your community and your potential clients
What makes you capable of innovating no matter where in the world you are
Why numbers don't always tell the right story

and also...

What makes time the most squandered commodity on Earth
How to eliminate the crippling victim mindset
How to generate a sufficient amount of energy in your body
How to regain control of your self-esteem
How to develop good habits and break bad ones
How to awaken the only force that can move you in the right direction

as well as...

What is the secret of the ugly lemon tree?

"Anyone can become an entrepreneur at any point in their lives, regardless of their background, gender, age, past career choices, financial situation, or level of experience. Entrepreneurship is not about individual achievements and resources one has at their disposal. It's a mindset of brave human individuals who have understood that their time on Earth is absolutely limited and who don't wait for someone else to make their existence worthy and pleasurable. When they see a problem they could solve, they give it a try. When they face an obstacle, they fight it. Entrepreneurs are not superheroes to worship or envy. But it's good to have them around since they always do all that is in their power to move the world a bit forward."

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Review by Paul Lappen (211120) Rating (8/10)

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Rating 8/10

Many books on entrepreneurship concentrate on the ‘hot’ industries that will attract everyone. This book looks at the inner, psychological aspects.

There will never be a ‘perfect’ time to become an entrepreneur. What if I don't have enough money to get started? What if I am not smart enough? What if I fail? There is only you, and there is only now. Do you have the willpower to stick with it, through good times and bad?

Find a product or service that will bring value to others. Fill a need that people don't even know that they have. Do that, and the profits will come. If things don't work out, and you do fail, it is not the end of the world. You will have a much better idea of what not to do next time.

Every day, you will have to deal with negative thoughts and emotions, sometimes caused by other people. Just let those thoughts pass right by you, without letting them inside. You won't be able to help others until you first help yourself. The world is changing every day, so it's a good idea to stay a few steps ahead of everyone else. That can be done by, for example, learning a new language or becoming better at time management. We can't control negative events in our lives, but we can control our responses to them.

Other chapters look at regaining your self-esteem, being an innovator no matter where you live, getting rid of the victim mind-set and the reason that numbers don't always tell the right story.

After the decision has been made about the product or service to be sold, reading this book is a very good idea. The chapters are very short, and they will help alot on those days when your willpower is lacking.
Paul Lappen (21st November 2020)

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