31 October, 2014

Turn your ideas into reality!

While I was away on leave last week, I had the luxury of having time out to relax in front of an exciting range of magazines. I came across this publication renegade ‘Collective’ that was recommended as one to read for inspiring stories of motivated entrepreneurs. In big bold hand writing on one of the sections were, ‘you’re never too old, or too young, to turn your ideas into reality’. It highlights the fact the we have a way of tricking ourselves into believing that at any given point, we are either too young or too old to embark on a new dream. Michael Jackson at the age of 13, as a sole performer was successful with his first hit single. Mark Zuckerberg, at the age of 12 began as a computer programmer, rose in wealth to be the youngest CEO and web entrepreneur at 28.

It got me thinking about traits, characteristics and personality associated with successful entrepreneurship. Having googled many websites, not surprising that passion and vision was the dominating quality:

– Passion and Vision
– Flexibility
– Open mindness
– Perseverance
– Resilence
– Self belief
– Sponge like nature
– Strong sense of self
– Tenacity
– Tolerance of ambiguity

Don’t wait! If this excites you, there are opportunities for you to explore your passion and vision while at university. Why not join the Victoria University Entrepreneurship Club (VEC), a network to share ideas and to gain access to entrepreneurial resources. Get amongst those who want to start something, dream/create, innovate and try something to work towards business start ups.

Act now! Currently, applications are open for the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp, an intensive 14 week summer programme where you’ll learn how to think and act like an entrepreneur, learn valuable soft skills and to be teamed up with like-minded graduates to develop, build and bring a product to market. Successful applicants will also receive a $1,000 scholarship and gain guidance from experts business mentors. Applications closing 3 November.

A quote from Sir Winston Churchill once said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” As an entrepreneur, you’re going to fail. That’s just an unfortunate fact.

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