In what many might consider the most unlikeliest of places to look for entrepreneurs, social work is actually a hub of entrepreneurial thought leaders. Residing in this place of ideas for change with little to no funding, social workers are constantly grinding out creative ways to progress human and societal conditions. Social workers have been “doing good” before doing good was cool. Below is a list of 5 entrepreneurial skills that social workers embody in their everyday work.
Start small to become an optimist. For now focus on what you want your ideal state to look like within the problem you are trying to solve. Once you have identified what your ideal state is then brainstorm what the steps might look like to get to that ideal state. Now start taking some of those small steps.
Have you heard of the concept “Vital Friends”? If not you need to it check out Vital Friends. Often we think about money, time, passion, skill set etc. when building a Board of Directors. We don’t value enough the character and personality traits that each of these Board Members brings to the table.