When life gives you lemons… it’s what you do with them that counts

A recent LinkedIn post by Steve Hui, founder of IFLYflat, has demonstrated some great characteristics of entrepreneurship – the ability to think laterally and make lemonade under difficult circumstances. Kudos to him. Not only has he managed to adapt his business model to changing market needs, but he has done so in a positive way to #payitforward. 

This got me thinking about what we can learn from entrepreneurs – especially those who have gone on to achieve great things. What sets them apart from the rest of society? And how can we apply this learning to our own personal positions – right now and in the future?

By definition, an entrepreneur is;

“a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.

Quite a clinical description except for the word “hope”, which itself is described as :

“a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen”.

On the surface, the word ‘hope’ and its description, sound a bit nebulous, conjuring an image of passivity, like Waiting for Godot – waiting for something that will never happen.

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