My name is Hod Fleischmann. I'm an entrepreneur, innovator, and creator. Over the years, I have built various businesses and worked with executives and entrepreneurs to develop and implement technology products. In this series of posts, I aim to share my experiences and insights regarding entrepreneurship.
You may be a 16-year-old struggling with puberty or a 60-year-old looking for a new career opportunity. At some point, no matter what path you take, you will reach an intersection with a large sign posted. It says in bold and capital letters: “What's next?”
Maybe you are already there. This is not surprising. As life expectancy increases, we spend more years working and are exposed to more changes. At the same time, the pace of change is accelerating. One of the important consequences is the creation and destruction of jobs. As a result, “the average American worker… 12 jobs Throughout your life. ”
Ah, the dreaded “what next?” question. Everything that has worked so far has run out of steam and is no longer interesting, possible, or relevant to serve as a platform for moving forward. You may have lost interest or your surroundings may be less accepting than before. Maybe something inside you has changed, or maybe something outside has changed, but you are here. It's up to you to chart a new path in life.
Baby steps or a fresh start?
what should you do? How do you find the next big thing that makes you jump out of bed in the morning full of excitement, energy and positivity? Should you do more of this and less of that (evolution…) or do something new? Is it time to (revolution…)? How should we adjust ourselves and our activities and where should we do these things?
As always, there are many ways to solve this challenge. We encourage you to take inspiration from how entrepreneurs solve problems.
Make you an entrepreneur in life.
If you need to make changes, you have one of two options. Anything that needs modification can be “reinvented” or something entirely new can be developed.
Reinventing means keeping the clock running, identifying the few gears that aren't turning correctly, and adjusting them. Rather than fixing a cog, take a few broken teeth on one cog. We will take a step-by-step approach and make any necessary adjustments. This is a useful approach to keeping things manageable, focusing primarily on making a few small but impactful changes while ensuring things continue to move in the same overall direction. I'm guessing.
Another option is to take a break from things. Forget about small incremental changes. The pain is too great for small changes to bring about change. Time is running out and lifespans are too short to reform processes over the long term. What is needed is not a gear with sharper teeth, but something else. For example, a digital watch rather than a mechanical one. Or you can switch from a watch to a smart wearable device that is 10% a watch and 90% a smartphone.
In short, one approach cries evolution, the other cries revolution. One tries to find a solution within the system, the other tries to create a new system. Some people say they should keep their job title and work for another company. Another says that it's time to change his profession.
As you know, entrepreneurs are not reformers. they are revolutionaries. They see the same facts and figures that others see, are aware of the same technology developments as other interested parties, and are aware of the same developments that others in their industry feel. We share the same pain and friction. But when other people look at boring reports, they see fairy tales. This is where entrepreneurship and innovation go hand in hand. They're not trying to fix a broken clock. They want to find new ways to improve your time. We want to help you value every minute, not just your reading time.
Ask anyone to name a few entrepreneurs, and the usual suspects will probably come to mind. All come from the technology industry. Jobs, Zuckerberg, Musk… But entrepreneurship is not limited to technology and business. There are social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and political entrepreneurs. The common denominator is not technology or business, but the ability to break free from the normal flow of things (evolution) and identify a better, shorter, faster way to a desired future (revolution).
Entrepreneurship is an approach to problem solving. And you can become an entrepreneur in your own life. It's in your hands to decide what you want to do next. Is it a gradual change, a continuation of what we've always done, or is it time for a complete overhaul and new (and even more surprising!) direction?
If that's the change you're looking for, there are three things you must be able to clearly do. My experience as an entrepreneur and working with other entrepreneurs has taught me the importance of these three pillars. I think many entrepreneurs understand these three points naturally. You can also learn how to utilize them in your own travels.
- You must be able to accurately describe who you are. Not your job title, age, or marital status. Who are you inside? What is your unique superpower? What drives you?
- It's better to be clear about what you want. What motivates you through a long and difficult journey? A journey of change.
- There are many different paths and platforms that can lead you from an unsatisfying present to a fulfilling future. Which platform is right for you? Once you know who you are and what you want, identify and prioritize the platforms that are best for you.
big item. Not everything will be easy to grasp and implement, but the beginning of 2024 might be the perfect time to do a little soul-searching and find some answers.
In Part 2 of How to Become an Entrepreneur in Your Life, let's take a look at how to accurately describe who you are (and who you are).
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