After a weekend of tough-to-take news stories, I am sitting in my office working on a theme for the coming week, struggling to think what I would write about, wanting to give good wisdom as I see it with the struggles our world is facing.
This past weekend I was able to walk through a museum that showed many different parts to the panhandle of Texas. I looked at each and every part of the stories and life that has come from that part of Texas, to see the history, to understand the different people and ways of life.
On one part I was able to walk through was a section of museum that is a replica of a historic frontier town. I could not help but think of the entrepreneurial spirit that lived in many of those small towns in our country so many years ago. People would pack up everything and move to a town and start some small business that supported those people in town, or supported the local economy.
Then I looked at a display that shows the history behind the oil fields: where it started from and where it is today; how you can drive across hours of desert in West Texas and see these things and wonder what they are.
When I have driven through the West Texas desert these many times, it looks like nothing is ever happening, After this week in the museum, I learned just how much work is getting done in those parts where I thought nothing happens and how much our world needs those things that are being made up there.
I came home and one of the online readers I have set up shows me a story of a young struggling couple. They wonder just how they are going to make it. They came from a family that had so much; now they are asking for assistance for food and rent.
I thought about these two things tonight and how I raised my own daughter. Have I taught her how to make things happen in this world when the plan you make doesn’t work out?
I am working this week, putting the plans together for our next Dallas RockStar life seminar. I’m thinking about how I want to be able to share the idea that we create our own economy, how if we have a desire we can find a way to make life better for ourselves. We have to start with that desire to have the entrepreneur spirt, the drive to build the entrepreneur mindset.
So, with the burden on my heart to get you all to understand my desire to share with the world how to think like an entrepreneur, I will work this week to build a great week devoted to the Entrepreneur Mindset; to share how we need more entrepreneurial thinking, not just in small businesses but in every business this country has. I still believe, as an American, that I live in the greatest country.