Creating a life based on the value that you DELIVER.
Yes, being an entrepreneur isn’t for just anybody. I mean as much as I would love to casually tell everyone to try it out and gain the learning as I did with my last venture, it would be wrong for me to not highlight the price that goes with it. Indeed, I do not think everyone needs to be an entrepreneur, nor to start a business.
However, I truly believe those who strive to obtain an entrepreneurial mindset can change the world.
To have an entrepreneurial mindset is to have an uncanny ability to achieve anything you want while staying relevant and impactful to the world. To prepare ourselves for the world of the 21st century, we are called to develop versatile skills and gain the mastery to be resourceful and collaborative so that we can strive for success within the ever-changing world.
Such a mindset doesn’t just serve the act of starting a business. Rather the goal of obtaining it is about growing the inter-disciplinary capability to ride through waves of uncertainty so that we can take concrete actions and transform our ideas and what is important into reality.
Perhaps, we can define the entrepreneurial mindset as a set of demeanours, skills & behaviours such as self-starting, resourceful, risk-taking, adaptability, high emotional intelligence, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving. And on top of that, the sensitivity to see opportunities at every corner and the ability to create value and acquire foresight.
In order for us as an individual to change the world, we need to continuously create value, seek out opportunities and acquire foresight.
Again, it doesn’t matter if the context is about creating an enterprise, working solo, leading team inside an organisation, working in public affairs, developing research and curriculum in academia.
After all, we need to remember that having foresight is not about prophecy. We do not predict the future. Having foresight simply supports us to act and build what is ahead of us as active agents in the world!
With an entrepreneurial mind that is self-direction and innovative, we avoid solving pointless problems for the world and outdated agendas that we do not care about.
And as pioneers of change, we are responsible to pave a positive future with others. We need to start looking within, invest into cultivating our idea and ask ourselves vigorously what actions we take, what result we deliver, and what positive impacts we make.
CO-Happening is a community founded in Paris in 2017. It started off as a call out for like-minded collaborators to explore the alternatives of what is “invisible to the eyes”. Since then, over 1.200 people joined and we ran over 30 events in cities such as Paris, Berlin & Hong Kong.
CoHap Lab emerged out of the community in September 2018 based on the demands to innovate tools & training that enable members to effectively cultivate their ideas, missions & passions to make things happen!