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The Forms of -preneurship and Your Personal Brand

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If we look at -preneurship as a term used to describe our personal brand, what form of -preneurship best communicates your value?

Entre-preneurship: taking charge of your own business

Literally, the word means: “begin to take charge” but is often defined as the practice of starting a new business. Entrepreneurial behaviour describes investing time and money in the creation and development of a new enterprise.

Intra-preneurship: taking charge within a business

Management Consultant Gifford Pinchot coined the term while exploring the role of spiritual values in business. He later wrote a popular book called Intrapreneuring and the term is now used to describe and encourage entrepreneurial attitudes within companies.
Xerox and 3M are two businesses that have adopted intrapreneurial strategies and structures to encourage creative development of new products.

Inter-preneurship: taking charge within your group

Common of task and project teams that constructively operate across functional and operational lines, interpreneurial behaviour describes a group taking charge for the greater interest of a company as a whole.

Inner-preneurship: taking charge of your own life

The gift of an examined life. Innerpreneurial behaviour describes a person who is self directed in the management of their career, wellness and financial issues and transitions.
The Innerpreneurial strategy is believing all you need is to know is your Self well and how to connect your Self to the evolving needs of your stakeholders.

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Brilliance at Tedx Asheville: John Miles on ‘Happiness in Business’

Don’t miss John’s inspiring perspective on what it means to Innerpreneur.

Follow John Miles or learn about his business or read his blog

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I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Economics for the Innerpreneur

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A perfectly rational world?

Conventional economic theory assumes perfect knowledge – of prices, markets and people.  From this knowledge it extracts a “rational economic order” – a pattern to explain how economies work and how economic agents (e.g., buyers and sellers) interact. It is a theory that attempts to explain the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.

Conventional economic (and business) thought focuses on elements from only the physical realm – such as resources, commodities and technologies. It does not extend to the mental or conscious realm.

Conventionally, wealth is seen as nothing more than what we have manifested in the physical realm.

A bigger view of economics

George Shackle was the first economist to challenge that the “algebra of business” is not a deterministic, linear science. He felt that uncertainty was a truth of business and economics, and that “perfect knowledge” of our world and how it works was not “real”.

An economic theory for Innerpreneurs

Shackle saw business as an “originative art” and that the possible outcomes of doing business were “unlistable”. He did not see business as having a set form or result (i.e., x + y = success!). He did not see business as creation of the external world.

Shackle saw the process of business more like “the poet-architect-adventurer who sees before him a landscape inexhaustibly rich in suggestions and materials for making things, for making works of literature, art or technology.”

Shackle felt our knowledge to create came from within our Self, and not from the external world. He felt business and the economy simply could not be understood by using “perfect knowledge” or “rational theories”. He saw that we are not perfectly logical creatures and we do not live in a flawlessly rational world.

Shackle may not have used the term Innerpreneur, but he, like us, saw business (and the economics of it) as the process of tapping into the world of ideas, and from an inner knowing, finding order and pattern to create.

This post was inspired by Phillip Dignan’s thoughts in Secrets of the Wealthy Mind.

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You Won’t Know How

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Forget How to Do It — Commit to What You Do

You’ll never know how to do it until you commit to what you are doing. Your success in whatever you choose is a matter of commitment.

Your choices are your daily commitment

In my experience, when I completely commit to the what — that something that I feel passionate about — I trigger the how — the means and answers I seek.

By committing to do it and trusting my choices, I find that my needed supplies come to hand. My cash flow doesn’t always instantly increase, as the supplies come in diverse forms, but my opportunity flow does.

My dream is possible when I do the work to make it real. Focusing on the what, the how comes to me.

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Stuff Undone, Things Unsaid (or I’m now on facebook and I’m writing my first book)

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I’m writing my first book. It’s about letting my customers determine the price they pay for my work. I call it value pricing.

I’ve been pricing this way for over a year and a half. I’ve been thinking about writing this book for over a year and three-quarters. I’ve been writing it for over six months.

It’s painful. I’m procrastinating.

I’ve barely written anything, and what I did write, I’m not feeling good about.

Every day, I ask myself, will you write some of it today? Each day, I don’t.

I haven’t since July.

I want to write this thing.

So I’ve got an idea… something that’ll scare me into moving… I’ve got an idea to share my progress with you. With anyone who cares.

I’m going to post my daily progress publicly. I need some kind of kick in the pants. And I figured a public airing of my struggles might be good for that, and for my soul. If you want to, you can cheer me on, or send me wisdom, to get me writing.

So, I’m now on Facebook. I’ve been fighting this for a while. Join me on Facebook and watch me struggle to write my first book.

Eventually, you’ll see me reach my goal. But the journey is the fun part anyway… right?

See you over there.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.