Being entrepreneurial is an attitude of mind. It’s not so much a skill but a way of thinking. Since childhood I’ve been curious. Discovering ideas, creating opportunities and doing new things has always been important. And the wiring of my brain means I enjoy meeting people. But I also crave privacy.
The decision to start my first business in September 1989 (aged 23) came naturally. Looking back, it was inevitable. I would have been a disastrous corporate employee even though some may have seen me as a high achiever. Like most people, I’m complicated.
So in seeking to understand myself and how I think like an entrepreneur, I’ve raked over my younger years. I’ve looked hard for signs and clues that made self-employment the natural choice. And every-time I do, I find hitchhiking holds many answers – sometimes in spades.
I love to travel. At 17 I started my hitchhiking career and recently journeyed with the aid of my thumb at 47. Tens of thousands of miles have been covered and in this time several businesses have been started and grown. I love the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur in both situations. And as a result I have met many extraordinary people. A Welsh rugby legend even once gave me a lift.
So if you want to think like an entrepreneur I hope you can make good use of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Entrepreneurship. You’ll find posts on a wide variety of related topics and in most I make suggestions and recommendations that will help you with your business life. It’s all for free and if you like or dislike what I write, please do get in touch.
Go well in whatever you do…