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Editor’s note: At Zyncro, we wanted to mention the concept of entrepreneurship in our ZyncroBlog because, as you already know, we’re an enterprising, young and dynamic company… that is motivated by “enterprising initiatives” and by a desire to learn and grow day by day. We also want to take this opportunity to share with you the article “5 Spanish start-ups to look out for in 2012”, which mentions us as one of the 5 most promising Spanish start-ups for 2012. Thanks to everyone for making this possible!
Coinciding with my first post on this space, I’d like to propose a good resolution for this upcoming year. Before that, a few words about me for those that don’t already know me: as an economist and entrepreneur, my career is linked with company startup and consolidation processes, especially within the area of business strategies and assessment, and improving professional and entrepreneurial skills. So obviously, my resolution is linked with this experience!!
My “positive resolution” is for enterprising initiative, and although for many it is synonym of “setting up a company”, I can assure you that it is a much wider, constructive and interesting notion. It can represent any initiative that you want to develop within any given field, without its size, resource or scope of action being directly proportional to the value provided.
With this positive resolution, what’s more, I hope to contribute by providing you with renewed ideas, given the infinity of attempts that we make during this period, year after year, to stop smoking, to go to the gym or to improve our language skills, among others.
Endeavor and change
I say “positive resolution”, because apart from the benefits that we undoubtedly will achieve on a individual level, enterprising initiative is also a way—if not the only way—to overcome this widespread recession (economic, political, cultural, etc.) in which we as a society find ourselves. I hope that you’ll agree with me that entrepreneurship is also a great way to enable the change involved in any situation of this nature, to face the future with renewed optimism and energy.
In a wider sense, having enterprising initiative becomes a need both for society and companies as a whole and for our own life projects (personal, professional and business). Why?
Firstly, because it enables us to renew old structures, models, beliefs, etc. something which is extremely necessary in order to undertake any change process with a clear vision of the future. We’d be very shortsighted if we thought that change comes from the institutions and those that own or sit on the board of directors of the company.
We need everyone, regardless of the role or function they perform, to take responsibility for their part and take the initiative in diverse areas as part of the shared project (concept widely used by Koldo Saratxaga), be it from within the organizations, society as a whole or within our own personal environment.
Secondly, the entrepreneurial process involves a path of constant learning for the person involved, which requires going through several phases:
- Generating ideas
- Analyzing them
- Putting them into action
- Consolidating them
- Growing with new creative and innovative challenges.
Finally, in all these phases, we need to invest time to investigate, experiment, learn, train our skills, abilities and attitudes, etc.
So it can be both a motivating and exciting path!
Just like Snakes and Ladders , we each have our own dice to roll in the way we believe right. From one or more initiatives, we move around the board, searching for our mission and vision, bound by our own values.
At first sight, the game appears to be easy, but we mustn’t forget that if we don’t spend enough time on each of their stages and activities, we may have to go back several squares or simply start again. Although, it could be worse: we could remain as prisoners in our “reality” that gives us our desired stability; in other words, we won’t developing our ability to take the initiative, find our independence, creativity and innovation, among other skills.
I’ll finish up this post with two wishes:
The first, that we see our passing through this world as a process of constant learning, becoming entrepreneurs who carry out all the initiatives that enable us to develop better and new skills.
The second, to have the opportunity to participate in this space in order to develop some ideas that I’ve only hinted at here.
Happy journey, enterpreneur!!!