Welcome to the end of the 3rd week of November 2018, did you know it is the “Global Entrepreneurship Week”?

In Belgium (where I come from) we have a “Day of the Entrepreneur” and that is today. As today it is Friday and every Friday before I dive into the weekend I share my thoughts with the world, I thought why not think about why some people have the need to become an entrepreneur. What does it take to become an entrepreneur?

I am convinced that entrepreneurship is about creating something. But that something needs to have value. So do not get lost in the idea of entrepreneurship and whether you are or aren’t one, the only thing that entrepreneurship is about is getting to work and honestly you do not need a label to get to work and take action, so that means that anyone can basically do anything.

There is a lot of media about entrepreneurship but I do not think that the label of entrepreneurship is going to help you to create value, so leave the hype behind and get to work. One day this might be as an entrepreneur and one day you might decide you want to go get a job again.

As entrepreneur you might decide to be a “solopreneur” and execute everything yourself and sometimes you want a team around you. Do what works for you and please just do one thing and one thing only: create something of value.

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There’s no one way to create something. Everybody is right and everybody is wrong. And after all who cares who has the bigger business or the best advice, or the best board, or the secret to raising capital, or….

So my advice: start creating, before you read another book, listen to a podcast or follow a course and think this is what is going to make you an entrepreneur.

But of course learning is the single best investment of our time that we can make, as a person . Or as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” So take some time out of your schedule, so you have time to read, to learn, and we are so lucky with the digitale era we live in now that we can learn, when, how and where we want.

So whether you are an entrepreneur or not does not matter so much to me, but let’s strive to become creators!

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