Who are you and what do you do in 30 words or less?
I’m a passionate supporter of entrepreneurship and I seek to promote change, happiness and to disrupt the norm.
How do you remain empowered as an entrepreneur?
Being an empowered entrepreneur is as simple as not accepting unacceptable truths and commonalities in our daily lives and in society. There has never been a time where more opportunities exist, yet we often doubt our abilities and chances to succeed due to a perceived risk. The riskiest course of action in the world we live in is tossing aside your passion to work a 9-5 and fulfilling someone else’s goals and dreams instead of your own. This is easier said than done, but reminding yourself of what you want to be, the changes in the world you strive to make and what truly makes you happy will help keep you focused in your path and empowered as an entrepreneur.
How do you remain equipped as an entrepreneur, where/how do you fuel your growth?
Growth as an entrepreneur should come from deep within you. As a husband, a father, and an entrepreneur, I have a strong desire to be great, and this inspires me to grow.
If you are struggling to grow your business or yourself, focus on what you love to do and are truly passionate about to get you to the next level. Find others to focus on the aspects that you may not as strong at or like doing as much.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration has drastically changed over the past decade. We all have to find what motivates us. That used to be a large salary and a stable job. Now my inspiration comes from my family and my network. I am inspired by the work of others and the shape that entrepreneurship is taking around the world. There is a rising trend to benefit others instead of only yourself through profits. This is inspiring to want to change the world in a positive way and make a better life for those around me.
What is your “WHY” —- why do you do what you do?
My why is selfish. I need this for me. I work hard for my family, but I’m not truly happy unless I feel that I can make a substantial difference, which is what I believe I am doing.
What is your #1 tip for other entrepreneurs?
Always be open to learning and to change. We often get so caught up in our ideas and business that we refuse to adapt to changes in technology, our industry, etc. Neglecting changes and opportunities is will lead to falling behind and losing what you worked so hard to build.
Michael Luchies is an entrepreneur, writer, Co-Founder of PitchJam, National Growth and Programs Manager for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), and the Interview Editor for Under30CEO.
The #EntrepreneurInspiration blog series is another way that the TEWCrew can help spread the entrepreneurial cheer throughout the universe. Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to unleash the entrepreneur within #unleashthebiz! We do that the best way we know how, and that is by telling stories of our experiences, and the experiences of our community and our colleagues. Enjoy!
This week marks a very special week in the land of TEW.
Our book which was once a dream and a vision has now expanded into a series. Our mission, somewhat of a movement has grown to over 1,100 fans on facebook and over 1,000 fans on twitter. Our goal remains the same, and that is to “empower, equip and inspire entrepreneurs worldwide.” The authors of the two books not only share with the readers how their path to business ownership began; but, they also include diverse and encouraging personal stories of challenges conquered along with tips and tools that aspiring entrepreneurs can use to accomplish their goals despite facing their own version of these very same obstacles.
The experiences that our writers share concerning how they have overcome and conquered things in the midst of pursuing their passions will motivate all who are moved to turn its pages! We are fulfilling our destiny by allowing real entrepreneurs a platform to share their trials and then their triumphs, ultimately passing on the torch of dreams held by many of owning their own business. After a year and a half long journey of writing and editing, we are so excited for the launch! Join us this July 4th as we celebrate our entrepreneurial freedom online!
P.S. We invite you to answer this question:
In the spirit of independence, what is your favorite part about being an entrepreneur?
Have a safe and happy holiday week everyone!
~ The TEW Crew