• If you embrace that it’s never too late to start living a dream, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you see opportunity when others see impossibility, you’re an entrepreneur.
  •  If you’re taking risks, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you believe that anything is possible, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re trying, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re contributing to something bigger than yourself, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re creating jobs, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re scared, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re determined, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re making tough decisions, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you believe that nothing is “unrealistic”, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re focused, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re asking questions, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you embrace the unknown, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re hustling, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you feel overwhelming love, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re learning, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you embrace your childlike wonder and curiosity, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you accept that obstacles, turbulence, and failure leads to opportunities for success and achievement, you’re an entrepreneur.
  • If you’re passionate about something, anything, you’re an entrepreneur.

Don’t get stuck on the “entrepreneur” label. Whether you’re running your own business, working a nine to five, or unemployed, the idea, the passion, and that burning flame that represents entrepreneurship and ultimately, the desire to do something great, is within us all.

We’re all entrepreneurs. 

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  1. That is one awesome manifesto graphic, Matt. Too bad all my monitors are way too big for it :)

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  2. The power is within us to do whatever we want. I think because we get into the “four wall” mentality, we think we can’t live our dreams. I wake up everyday living my dream now. I’m an entrepreneur now. But, I’ve always been one. 
    Be great, do great, live great!
    Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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  3. can’t agree more
    the main thiing to remember is that our life is the most important business we’ll ever run
    http://theregjoe.blogspot.com/2011/06/entrepreneurship-entrepreneurshit.html
     

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  4. I would like to add `If I am unfocused I am also an entrepreneur’ as almost everyone of us gets distracted by the big bright shiny object from time to time :) – love this Matt

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  5. Um, no. Entrepreneurial? Maybe. Entrepreneurs? No. But if if makes other people feel better :)

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    • By the true definition of the word, you’re right. :)

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    • I agree – to an extent. In its purest forms, entrepreneurs take a financial risk, right? But, there are many examples of entrepreneurial activity (starting a book club) that are valuable, but don’t create jobs in a literal sense.

      Can that person say they’re a book club entrepreneur? Sure. HBR won’t write a case study on them and they won’t headline a big convention, but there’s something about the personal risk and leap they took just to try to start something.

      I chose to read Matt’s image sort of in reverse. As in, because you’re an entrepreneur, you do the things above that – as opposed to because you do all those things, you’re an entrepreneur. It was more art than prose – at least that’s how I saw it.

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  6. Love this Matt!!

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  7. I LOVE THIS!!! THANK YOU!!! IT’S EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR TODAY! YAY!

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  8. “If you’re contributing to something bigger than yourself, you’re an entrepreneur.” DEF MY FAVORITE!  It’s crazy how my days in the cubicle gave absolutely NOTHING back to the world. 

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  9. Yes!  Love this Matt.  

    I’d add if you don’t care about vesting, vacation days, casual Fridays, office parties, summer hours, how much longer until 5pm, that it’s Sunday night, you’re an entrepreneur.  

    Other awesome things about being an entrepreneur: http://macncheeseproductions.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/itd-be-nice-to-refamiliarize-with-the-term-direct-deposit-but/

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  10. Love this! And, beautiful wallpaper too! 

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    • And, I think this would make a brilliant poster! I’d buy it. ;)

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      • Thanks, Laura. We’re working on designing a poster for this as we speak. Will be available in the next few weeks! :)

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        • “Working on designing a poster”….???  WT_…? You’ve already done that!  Print the dang thing already!  Thanx for the inspiration, Matt … ;-)

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        • The best way to find out is to try!! However, you need to take into consideration how acvite your flea/farmer’s market is. The one near me is constantly crowded!! So, ideally I would say YES it’s a great idea. But if yours doesn’t get much business then I wouldn’t recommend it. GOOD LUCK

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  11. YESS…I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR

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  12. Matt, this is awesome! Can you make it available in 2560 x 1600? PLEASE :)

    - Andreas

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  13. Am reading this hand picked awesome blog about eight months after it’s release! Definitely what anyone who is a dreamer and a doer would need to refuel…

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