The curse; that drive that has pushed so many of us to seek novelty—there’s no reward such as that which is given for sheer determination. Not much of a sentence, but truly a powerful sentiment. Entrepreneurs across the universe, regardless of their personal diversity, all share a very similar experience of pitting themselves against odds and driving to succeed. Some want to make money, some want independence, some even want to change the world—but they are all striving to make real an image of their own will. Often learning every lesson the hard way, being dragged through financial hardship, these rare-breeds of species possess something that other people simply do not. While this may sound like some hidden gene to those who don’t share its effect, to those serial entrepreneurs and independent business owners—it’s often regarded as a curse.
The stakes are high, and the game is ever-changing which means anyone getting their first foothold in an industry finally could still lose it overnight. It helps to find oneself in a market with high demand and low competition—but that’s usually a pipe dream unless you want to serve an isolated segment such as Amish dairy farmers from Southern Nebraska. Most companies have an online presence these days, and if possible offer their products to the widest range of people possible.
To drive improvement, to evolved understanding, to inspire interaction, and to know—even in the face of compelling evidence to the contrary—that they can make an impact on the world on their terms;
Gone are the days of being geographically isolated, but also long gone are the brigades of geo-location which helps isolate competition. The truth is, all things considered, the market is probably similar to the way it has always been. More people, more competition. More competition, more markets. More markets, shorter product lifespan. For every step forward in the business world, there is often an equal and opposing step to help maintain a zero-sum relationship between consumers and manufacturers. The trick is to live and operate within the in-betweens; to make hay before the hay-makers find immigrant labor; to sell frozen water before ice-makers hit the shelves; to push your company to the limit before your patent expires and competition explodes.
The modern world is filled with as much opportunity as there has ever been; don’t let the liberal propaganda fool you. If the entire world were to be radically socialized there would still be a tremendous amount of demand in the world waiting to be met by those willing to strive to be better. At the end of the sun’s trip around our Earth, that’s what it’s all about; the world has demanded, and among its people are those obsessed and driven to meet it. Maybe it’s for their own betterment, the betterment of the fellow man, or perhaps some very personalized subconscious web in which they find themselves sprawled upon—regardless they all share a similar experience. To drive improvement, to evolved understanding, to inspire interaction, and to know—even in the face of compelling evidence to the contrary—that they can make an impact on the world on their terms; that is the Entrepreneurial Spirit, and in those for whom it dwells life is a bit different than it is for the rest. This site is dedicated to those few that stand driven, even in the darkest of odds, to bring about their own personal vision for the world.