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Jan 21, 2022

Steer Your EntrepreneurSHIP: An Exercise in Professional Development

by LeTeisha Newton

When we think about entrepreneurship, we think of an enterprising individual with dreams of making a new company highly successful. We imagine being the boss and making our own rules. Sure, it’s about that, and so much more. Social media is filled with self-made millionaires who took a simple idea and made it brilliantly successful, and they are willing to show you how to do it, too. Their advice works for some (but certainly not all), and most of these entrepreneurs seem to have done it largely on their own. It’s a dream come true, for sure, and most of us would love to be successful entrepreneurs as well. But there’s more to it than that. More than anything, entrepreneurship is an exercise in professional development. It’s a drive to own and create something that changes the world, provides a legacy, or enables a more secure lifestyle. In essence, entrepreneurship is about being better than the person you were yesterday. PD is the key Professional development — or PD — is a process of learning in which an individual focuses on building their own portfolio of skills. This can be accomplished through attending conferences, enrolling in courses, or even furthering your education through degrees or certificates. In any case, PD drives growth and success within one’s chosen career. It’s easy to see why being an entrepreneur can also be viewed as professional development. One example: Larry the inventor Let’s take a look at one example of what I’m talking about. […]

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