Social Entrepreneurs Are Ordinary People Who Dare To Dream

Remember when you thought anything was possible? Remember when you were a child and you dreamed of big things and big adventures? When did we forget how to dream, why did we settle for less?

Social Entrepreneurs are not extraordinary people…in fact most of them are quite ordinary but they all are big dreamers. Dreams give us hope and pave the way for the future. Social entrepreneurs are passionate about seeing change and see things as they should be, not as they are. They believe anything is possible. It is this belief that makes things happen. Continue reading “Social Entrepreneurs Are Ordinary People Who Dare To Dream” »

The Go-Giver Law 2: The Law Of Compensation

The second law, I believe,  is very applicable for social entrepreneurs because it gives us the principle to help us position our social entrepreneurship to be more sustainable and have the greatest impact.

In my post, The Go-Giver Law 1: The Law Of Compensation, I used the example from my business intentionally rather than from the Charities and Not-for-Profit Organisations I have been involved with. As social entrepreneurs, you most likely “give more in value than you take in payment” as part of a way of life. Social Entrepreneurs tend to be givers instinctively and have a strong sense of social responsibility, empathy and compassion. It is these three traits that move us into action to see change but it is the next law that will help us bring change on a bigger scale and be financially rewarded in the process.

The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them. Continue reading “The Go-Giver Law 2: The Law Of Compensation” »

Kicking Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone

The only way we are going to develop and grow as social entrepreneurs is to break out of our comfort zones. This involves pushing our limits and doing things that we normally would not do or are not normally in our ability to do. We may have high and lofty ideals to change the world but unless we are ready to push past the anxiety and fear into moving into the unknown, we will have little success as social entrepreneurs. Breaking out of our comfort zone will take great courage and persistence because it will be a disconcerting experience. Continue reading “Kicking Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone” »

Change Your Life. Change The World.

Social Entrepreneurs need to question the status-quo and be the agents for change in the world, but change is not always easy. Often as social entrepreneurs, we can focus on the change we want to see in the world but I think the first place we need to start is the change we want to see in ourselves.  “You must be the change you want to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi. As we learn to be more introspective and make the necessary changes in our lives, it will give us the skills and abilities to bring change to the world.

Most people know the changes in their life that would make the most difference but often these changes sit on their ‘to do’ list. Almost all change requires us to give and take. Often, the hardest part of change is not the change itself but what people must give up, the sacrifices we have to make for the better. Continue reading “Change Your Life. Change The World.” »