Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, i.e. a startup company offering a product, process or service. It has been defined as the "...capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit."
At the beginning of 2016 I set out a small goal for myself. I wanted to read two business related books every three months (8 books for the year). Specifically, I wanted to read books that would motivate, inspire and challenge me as an entrepreneur and would give me additional tools to tackle this thing called 'entrepreneurship'.
So, of the eight books I read, these are the five which where my best reads. This list of books not only highlights books which motivated and inspired me, but the content therein, challenged me far more than I could have expected.
Being an entrepreneur, and entrepreneurship as a whole, is as much an incredible adventure as it is a formidable challenge. From dealing with the lows of unexpected failures to the highs of profitable contracts, being an entrepreneur is a roller caster all day all the time. Sometimes it takes a lot to stay committed to the ride especially when hitting a real low, even though there is sure to be a thrilling high at some point.
Inspiration and motivation are an essential element that every entrepreneur needs to stay on course and to stay bucked in. I have yet to hear or read about a successful entrepreneur that did not, at some point, need some or other form of motivation or inspiration. I know I do. So, here are five inspirational infographics that serve as a way to keep you keeping on, from one entrepreneur to another.