Instead of living overseas as I did in my 20s and 30s, or being in a university setting as I was in my 40s, I’m now a member of the entrepreneurial class, with all the wonderful freedoms and fears that brings.
As such, I’ve been exposed to the dialogues of entrepreneurs as they occur on Facebook, at networking gatherings, and in articles. An area of near-daily preoccupation is what it takes to be successful. Of course, this preoccupation is highly justified, given the delicate, precarious, and unpredictable nature of our way of life.
Within these conversations and writings, there’s a lot of talk about the elements of success. Predictably, the comments focus on things like passion, perseverance, honesty, relationships, and other such critically important things.
The thing I see far less often—almost never—is a discussion about the ability to make money. [Read more…]