June 6, 2015

How to Become a Social Entrepreneur | Step 3 – Know Your Role

by nathanwebster in Social Entrepreneur

How to Become a Social Entrepreneur | Step 3 – Know Your Role

Let’s shift gears and focus on us for a moment. I’ll pass on to you what I found to be probably one of the best pieces of advice I received starting out. Here it is. It’s important to figure out if you want to work behind the desk in an office, or out in the field and getting the work done. In other words, are you going to be a field worker and an admin executive?

Since you’re usually the person doing all or most of the heavy lifting in the beginning, an admin or doing the hands-on is not your immediate focus. I also understand the honeymoon period to when everything in the beginning is cool and exciting. Keep in mind things will change and evolve.

Therefore, soar with your strengths and be honest with your weaknesses. Make the declaration which role you will be assuming 18 months from now. By this simple exercise, envision yourself leveraging your position to recruit new supporters, attract new donors, and scale your business. Ask yourself which position supports you best to accomplish those tasks? And that is your answer to finding the role.

REMEMBER– To learn how to become a Social Entrepreneur, be careful of the advice you receive. Make sure it’s uplifting, empowering and constructive. If you stay focused on the results, you’ll accomplish the goals you set for yourself and/or your cause.

I write this because my business is personal. My struggles are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA