What Makes A True Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship is a calling from the dark. A voice from the deep well of your spirit.

You’ve heard that an optimist would say the glass is half full. A pessimist would say it’s half empty.

An entrepreneur would rise up and ask, “How can I drink from the glass, sell the glass, or use the glass for a higher purpose?”

Therefore, entrepreneurship is not just about starting a business or owning a company.

It’s about serving a higher cause and capitalising on opportunities with the least possible resources.

It’s about developing win-win relationships, and achieving the best possible results.

True entrepreneurs make things happen and change the world around them for good.

There are four key factors that define true entrepreneurs.

These factors help them stand out from the crowd and stay ahead in their chosen fields.

1. Dream-Chasers

Everything around you starts with a dream. The world around you is created and re-created by dreamers.

The brightest future belongs to those who dare to dream great dreams and turn these dreams into a reality.

Entrepreneurs have the gumption to dream and courage to see a brighter future before the others around them.

They see the world not for what it is but for what it can become and they move ahead to redesign the world and seize their destiny.

Entrepreneurs show to the world that the limits of their dreams is only defined by the limits of their imagination, passion and diligence.

2. Value-Multipliers

The world has always been drawn to and will always be drawn to compelling and worthwhile causes.

History has proven that when there’s a life-changing cause, it’ll attract people to devote their heart, mind, and soul to fulfilling the cause.

The more electrifying the cause, the more people will rise up and fight for it.

Hence, the saying, “Give people a worthwhile cause and they will be willing to die for it.”

The mission of a true entrepreneur in the new economy cannot just be for improving profits, market shares, and growth.

They have to focus on doing well and doing good at the same time, all the time. They have to make positive impacts on the people and environment around them.

3. Pacesetters

Entrepreneurs are like a compass. They clear the path, show the way, and set the pace.

In doing so, they become a model for other entrepreneurs to pattern after them.

By showing the way, it helps others to navigate their way to success.

When faced with obstacles, entrepreneurs prove that they can stretch their minds and capacity to mitigate the challenges by acquiring new knowledge, skill set, and connections.

They aspire to become a “better me” so as to attract talents and expertise to help them achieve their dreams.

In addition, they learn to galvanize the necessary resources and resourcefulness to overcome the challenges and press on to the next level of achievement and growth.

4. Change-Makers

In the world of entrepreneurship, there are many dreamers but not many are doers.

Among the doers, there are a rare few who are achievers.

True entrepreneurs not only dream but they will also do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true.

They develop the capacity, capability, ability, agility, adaptability and tenacity to fight and fight hard to make their dreams come true.

For them, the path to success is not a short-term affair but a long and arduous path of conflicts, controversies and challenges.

The good news is that when they continue to review and improve on their chosen pathways, they’ll continue to find better pathways to run farther and faster to their desired destinations.

The qualities of being dream-chasers, value-multipliers, pacesetters, and change-makers personify the sprit of entrepreneurship.

By living out these qualities, they turn the the world around them upside down or right side up for future generations.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on https://m.facebook.com/patrickliewsg Visit my Inspiration blog at https://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/ For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/ Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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