What is the first word that comes to your mind after hearing entrepreneurship?
Maybe start-up, business, solving problems, money, etc.
I feel entrepreneurship is not a badge that owns by somebody who starts a business of their own.
It's a thinking process, a mindset.
Everybody who can think like an entrepreneur is an entrepreneur.
That means you can be an employee for an organization, you can work for somebody else but you can still be an entrepreneur.
Human beings have an innate desire to be in control of their work. We want things to be in our control as much as possible.
Daniel Gilbert, a psychologist at Harvard University said-
"human beings come into the world with a passion for control, they go out of the world the same way"
This explains why people who pursue entrepreneurship or an employee who thinks like an entrepreneur are usually happier in the long term.
From a country's perspective also, the entrepreneurial mindset is crucial.
People's standard of living can increase only when new and better products come to the market that can make people's live somewhat easy.
The product can as little as a piece of article that is valuable and useful to people.
If you can create something of your own without anyone pushing you from behind, you are an entrepreneur.
If you want to know where will be India's economy in the next 10 years, just see in which state India's entrepreneurship culture is.
If it is rising then the country will progress.
I can give you a real-life example.
Why do you think America is a giant superpower today?
Because it was built to be a superpower.
And who built America?
No, Christopher Columbus just discovered America.
People like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Ford, J. P. Morgan, Thomas Alva Edison, etc. built America.
Without these people's contributions, America would never become a massive superpower.
Today an employee should ask himself a question.
Am I working for a company or with a company?
If you are working for a company (or organization), you can't think like an entrepreneur.
Then you work just to get your salary.
But if you work with a company, you can call yourself an entrepreneur. You are capable of independent thinking. You own your work.
I am sure, most companies today want employees who can work with them, not for them.
As Reid Hoffman beautifully said-
"All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship"