We’re All Entrepreneurs

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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33 Responses
  • Thomas Frank Reply

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

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha. That’s a good problem to have, Thomas.

  • Jason Mollica Reply

    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!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      You got it, Jason. Love your summary. Spot on. Hope all is well – we need to catch up sometime soon!

  • Anonymous Reply

    can’t agree more
    the main thiing to remember is that our life is the most important business we’ll ever run

  • Natalie Sisson Reply

    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

  • Sam Davidson Reply

    Where can I buy this?

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Whenever you want to put it in the CPC store, you let me know. I think we should make a Fathead out of it.

  • Rebecca Thorman Reply

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

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

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

    • Sam Davidson Reply

      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.

  • Hottotty10 Reply

    Love this Matt!!

  • Kerilyn Reply


    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks, Kerilyn. Glad it resonated with you! :)

  • Kyle Rutkin Reply

    “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. 

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Yep. If you’re not contributing to something, what’s the point?

  • Saya Hillman Reply

    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/

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Truth. The work/life and weekday/weekend line def. blurs when you’re working for yourself…

  • Laura Click Reply

    Love this! And, beautiful wallpaper too! 

    • Laura Click Reply

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

      • Matt Cheuvront Reply

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

        • Mark Withrow Reply

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

        • Bob Reply

          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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  • Andreas Gerads Reply

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

    – Andreas

  • Juma Reply

    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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