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Economic Energy of the Entrepreneurs

by lyn christian on May 10, 2010

What do Chicago, New York, Seattle, Boulder, Austin and Boston have in common? My bet is that if you’ve kept up on Who’s Who in emerging entrepreneurial hubs you know these cities are the new Silicon Valleys.  Start-up tech. companies abound in these locations. One of the benefits is that this emergence allows an increasing number of zip-code options for those of us who want to be in the middle of a like-minded, thriving new community.

I find this news thrilling because living in Salt Lake City and working with several internet-based clients here, I know we have to be close to making it on the list. There is something to be said of catching the energy of upswing places where creativity and innovation bolster the economic outlook and mojo for entrepreneurs who want to be part of something new, fresh and successful.

The longer our evolving economy does its thing, the more I notice that my client base has become completely creative in nature, new and fresh as well.

And if you take a look at the word economy at first blush you might view it as a mass of producers and consumers, where the accumulation of money occurs by making and selling stuff.  I’m going to suggest that you consider doing a few things:

1 – Begin to consider an economy as a place where opportunity, creativity, passion, joy flow and are connected to one another by trust and ethics. Envision an economy where you take a stab at making other people’s lives better by doing business with them.

2 – Begin to notice where you are able to associate with like-minded business owners and give yourself healthy doses of that type of positive energy.

3 – Think more about how your company is “good” at heart and purpose rather than “great” on an accountant’s ledger.

I’d be happy to hear from you if you have more questions about this topic. However the main thing I would leave you with in terms of the ideas above are three coaching questions:

Q 1: Where and how am I creating authentic and relevant value to my customer base rather than making more stuff for someone to purchase?

Q 2: Where are you going to find like-minded, positive energy to fuel your work?

Q3: How can you be part of creating an economy built on creativity, passion, joy, trust and strong ethics?

Do these questions resonate with your entrepreneurial spririt?  Write to either Neil@thecoachtoolkit.com or mailto:Lyn@thecoachtoolkit.com if you want an accountability partner on this matter.

About the Author:  Lyn Christian is the founder of SoulSalt, Inc., a coaching and coach training company.  She is passionate about the “free-agent” worker who wants to earn their living and live their lives by doing what inspires them.  Get more information by visiting www.soulsalt.com or contact Lyn directly through lyn@thecoachtoolkit.com.

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