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You know the word entrepreneur. It pops out from behind every corner of the internet, on every book cover, every blog post. It’s no coincidence. You are thinking about it, constantly. The universe is trying to tell you something. Mainly, that inside the next generation workplace, you should be one.
You are witnessing the success of people starting companies, breaking the rules, shattering the ceiling and remaking the box into every other shape. These visionaries seem to be getting younger every day. But most are still part of your millennial generation.
You want to be just like them. But when you look around, you find yourself sitting in that 9 to 5 job. The edge of the galaxy of entrepreneurship stretching farther and farther away from your fingertips.
I’m here to tell you, you’re wrong…ugh!
Entrepreneurship is not just for them, out there, in their co-working labs, brand new start-up offices, lounging with their laptops on a tropical beach paradise. Entrepreneurship is a state of mind. (blown)Yes, entrepreneurship is an intrinsic part of the next generation workplace you already belong to. Click To Tweet
So, if you’re planning to survive in here, I’m going to prescribe a hefty dose of change of perspective, and fast.
Let’s define the type of entrepreneurs you can become in the next generation workplace, with a galactic analogy:
Nebulas (nebulae): Interstellar clouds of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. These type of entrepreneurs have their eggs in different baskets. They are always coming up with ideas, and seem all over the place. Even if their focus is diffused, what matters most to them is bringing together diverse people, elements and ideas wherever they are.
Planets: Astronomical bodies orbiting a star or stellar remnants that are massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity. These entrepreneurs are more centered and stable. They have acquired great control of their personal brand. They have gathered their personal efforts into a cohesive professional growth and business plan. They have aligned a start team around them, to bring in new perspectives they still might not see.
Super Nova: A supernova is an event that occurs upon the death of certain kinds of stars. They are more energetic than a nova or “new” bright star. And just like them, supernovae are temporary and less frequent around the galaxies. They enrich the interstellar medium and can trigger the formation of new stars. These entrepreneurs put things in motion, they make change happen, with new ideas and a vision that others get inspired to realize. They are starters, first adopters, ready to move on to the next great thing and leave others working the details.
Asteroid Belt: The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. It is occupied by numerous irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets. The entrepreneurs that form the asteroid belt are the side hustlers. These entrepreneurs work on minor projects that never the less can make them stretch far away from the comfort zone. But to do that they don’t have to go flying off into deep space. They can stay and find personal fulfillment close to home and the heat and energy from the sun.
Your next generation workplace entrepreneurial guiding principles (in a galactic minute):
- Have the ideas and engage in the execution
- There’s a phase to be all over the place and a phase to gather yourself
- Minor projects can have a great impact
- Burning out is not the only way to shine your brightest
So, just to see if you are paying attention…
Where can these projects, phases, hustle, and growth take place?
Right where you are. Constant change can be found circling the same old solar system or a thousand light years away.
Change can happen where you are. You can choose to be the bright star, the steady planet, the positive influence, and source of new energy, and you can start right here, at work.
Which astronomical object do you associate yourself and your personal brand with? or Which would you like to embody? Share for fun below!