As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel bogged down in routine, and not particularly inspired, especially if you’re an entrepreneur serves as salesperson, marketer, bill collector, bookkeeper, cleaning staff and CEO. And yet, inspiration offers something no entrepreneur should be without–emotional support that helps through tough times.
Where’s a great place to look for inspiration? Often it’s in the fascinating stories of (surprise, surprise!) other entrepreneurs. Two examples I found were in interviews with real estate advice guru and ABC’s Shark Tank reality show star, Barbara Corcoran and Pamela Mitchell, Founder and CEO of The Reinvention Institute.
Pamela Mitchell of The Reinvention Institute helps professionals find ways to transform themselves career-wise, no matter the state of the economy (recession or not). The real inspiration comes from knowing that Mitchell reinvented her own career successfully three times! And she did it by understanding that the “ability to reinvent your career at any moment is the new and only form of job security.” That ability comes from being able to transfer your skills in completely different directions, in different industries and careers. For the entrepreneur, this means understanding that the name of the game is adaptability.
In Barbara Corcoran’s case, the inspiration is from her personal story that reads like…a story. Consider this:
In both cases, the inspiration derived from both entrepreneurs comes from the smart, honest, focused approach they embody.