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By Janis Machala
Entrepreneurship is something so exhilarating to see in action. Entrepreneurs are in a class by themselves as it relates to positive outlook, optimism, and enthusiasm. Every entrepreneur believes what they’re doing will change the world or at least make some lives better. Everything is possible for an entrepreneur and that makes me think anything is possible too! When I come away after meeting an entrepreneur with a new idea or product I too feel invigorated and like anything is possible.
Entrepreneurship is all about tomorrow and what’s possible. It makes you feel as if the world can be made a better place and that the world will be changed and improved. That always is a message of hope and optimism. New companies are the future and the growth of our country-more new jobs come from small businesses than any other sector of our economy. That is worth supporting in any fashion possible, even it is means giving an hour to an entrepreneur with a new idea when you don’t have the time to do so. Who knows who the next Google or Facebook or MySpace founder will be?
Entrepreneurs want to tell the world about what they’re doing and why it’s the best idea ever. The best ones also want to hear why the idea isn’t maybe as good as it could be and will listen to constructive feedback. However, they’re still passionate and unwavering in their belief of their idea and won’t let obstacles get in the way or let naysayers stop them from achieving their goals. Where others see roadblocks they see bumps in the road to hop over. That’s why I love entrepreneurs. It is all possibility and not letting anyone get them down. It’s so hopeful and exciting and worth being part of in some way.