Entrepreneurship does not always come from within. It can be inculcated as a result of inspiration. The sources of inspiration are plenty, but few actually do the job! Whether you are a student, a woman with other major responsibilities, an enthusiast who failed once at business, or a current businessman craving for some inspirational guidance, here area few such articles that will make you chase your dreams irrespective of all the barriers that may stand in your way.
For the young and budding entrepreneurs — inspiring articles and blogs
Decision making is never a great problem for the young and inquisitive minds. All that you need is a push. The right kind of inspiration can instill in you a sense of commitment to your dream. So, here are a few path-breaking articles that can uplift you when you are feeling down or unsure about your entrepreneurial goals.
3 Insights about Entrepreneurships Inspired by Youth
Shawn Osborne, the president and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has enunciated what makes young entrepreneurs successful. This article lists the three major criteria that really matter. Inexperience need not always be a threat and it can be over-shaded by proper mentorship. A platform should be created for starting up a business and this can be established by attending various business events and meet-ups.
Five Entrepreneurs Inspiring Today’s College Students
Age can never be a deciding factor when it comes to starting a business. Graduates or even students can become freelancers and start a part time business if they have the caliber. Entrepreneurship is defined by capabilities and seldom by age or experience. Robert Farrington has given inspiring tales of such young entrepreneurs in an article that is published on Forbes. The most inspiring part is one about Noah Kagen who teaches to start a business in 24 hours. He is known for his 24 hours business challenge where he starts a new business in 24 hours and shows how to do it.
For the Women entrepreneurs
Women usually weigh their options in a very careful manner, and if you are one such woman, who is a motheror a person with other bigger responsibilities, hesitate no more! Pursue your dreams in the business world as the options are unlimited and you can be your own boss.
4 Things to Try When You’ve Lost Your Motivation & You’re Struggling to Make It through the Day!
How She Did Itis a webpage that lists stories of women who have successfully built their businesses in pursuit of their dreams. One article about rekindling the lost motivation can make a difference in people who have lost hopes. Mindset and a regular routine can make a great difference in your approach when it comes to entrepreneurship. Organized administration can never fail you when it comes to business. This article in www.femaleentrepreneurassociation.com also has a video that shows how to get through the difficult times efficiently.
4 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs from Around the World
This article by Rebekah Iliff is a brilliant write up about stories that inspire women entrepreneurs. The four major things that are highlighted in this article are — entrepreneurship does the miracle of creating a second chance, it breaks community barriers, it offers challenging roles and it also provides an opportunity to get out of poverty.
Inspiration for single moms
“Mompreneurs” can be inspired by this article where the difficulties and stories of 10 single moms are presented. Entrepreneurship is a major responsibility by itself, and that combined with maternity is a huge responsibility. Overcoming the difficulties and pursuing the dreams of starting up or continuing a business is a big task, and it requires a lot of self-confidence and trust. 10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice in this article and this can be the source of inspiration for the single moms who want to establish their own businesses.
Forentrepreneurs looking to re-enter the business world
Failure is inevitable in the business world. Although, not overcoming the failure and sulking about it is when a person really fails. Prevention is better than cure, but certain mistakes can be set right as every problem has a solution.
11 Famous Entrepreneurs Share How They Overcame Their Biggest Failure
Great entrepreneurs are those who realize that failures are a part and parcel of entrepreneurship. A high level of optimism is required to get through failures, and such optimism can be sourced from the success story of the entrepreneurs in this inspirational article about success stories of businessmen who failed in business. Fast paced business environment forces such entrepreneurs to learn quickly the hard way and this requires motivation and persistence.
Inspiration can also be found from discovering solutions to your problems. So, here are a few articles that might just make you look at your problems in a different perspective altogether.
When debt consolidation saves the day
Every business acquires at least some debt over the years. But the amount can increase exponentially when the business goes through losses. In such a situation,debt consolidation planningcan be chosen in case of accumulated unsecured debts. Debt consolidation companies help in solving such accumulated debts by consolidating them into single payments.
Does debt consolidation get rid of your debts?
Business failure is synonymous to increasing debts in most scenarios, and even though the solution exists in the form of debt consolidation, it is a misconception that it will eradicate all your debts and wipe your credit history clean. Debt consolidation is there to reduce interests and make payments smaller by combining all your debts into a single one. This means you get to erase the complication of handing multiple loans and several lenders, but you still need to be mindful about your repayments.
Coping with debts
Notes from creditors and pressure from lenders can be taxing and might make you feel that this is the end of your entrepreneurship. Coping with debts is an inspiring article which has the potential to help you weigh your options and get back to normalcy.
Inspiration through Biographies
It is a well-known fact that inspiration can be found anywhere. For the bookworms out there, here are a few biographies that will inspire you.
10 Must-Read Inspiring Biographies of Business Leaders
Here is a list of books that are a must-read if you are looking for some inspiration.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
2. Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
3. Built from Scratch by Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus
4. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hseih
5. By Invitation Only by Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
6. Idea Man by Paul Allen
7. Wild Company by Mel and Patricia Ziegler
8. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
9. Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran with Bruce Littlefield and
- The Martha Rules by Martha Stewart
Inspiration through movies
Movies are an interesting source of inspiration and top 15 motivational movies every entrepreneur must watchis a great read. Some of these movies that aspiring entrepreneurs should watch are:
- Nightcrawler (2014)
- The Social Network (2010)
- Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
- The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- Forrest Gump (1994)
- Moneyball (2011)
- The Godfather (1972)
- Wall Street (1987)
- Rocky (1976)
- Jerry McGuire (1996)
- com (2001)
- Something Ventured (2011)
- Boiler Room (2000) and
- Office Space (1999)
Inspiration through quotes
Here are a few inspiring quotes that will inspire entrepreneurs to a great extent.
“If you just work on stuff that you like and you are passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”– Mark Zuckerberg
“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.”- Tim Ferris
“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”– Confucius
“As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.”– Donald Trump
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”– Walt Disney
“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”- Thomas Edison
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”– Bill Gates
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”- Albert Einstein
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”- Proverb
“The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”– Mark Zuckerberg
Entrepreneurship — Celebrating Independence
The basis for entrepreneurship is freedom and independence. “You are the boss” and so only you can inspire yourself. Search for inspiration within yourself. Do what you believe and believe what you do. Don’t get influenced by factors that do not even matter. At the end of the day, you are the only person you are answerable to and you are your true competitor.
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