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Love or money? The drive behind entrepreneurship

He says for many who venture on their own, work was just a means to an end, receiving a salary at the end of the month and doing what they were told to do.

“They feel no meaningfulness in their work and by ending up doing only the bare minimum required from them, it leads them to stagnate in their positions and career as they weren’t challenged to grow.”

He says that for other entrepreneurs, although they found meaning in their work, they felt that they could achieve more by starting their own venture.

“One’s work could make a difference but on the other hand you could be hindered since you can’t make the decisions yourself that you feel would have a bigger impact. In addition experiencing a sense of purpose in one’s work or to start a business that has purpose could positively enhance one’s own sense of meaning.”

“If one’s purpose is to develop things that you believe will add value, one’s work would contribute to one’s own sense of purpose and meaning. Finding the significance in one’s work, will translate into life becoming significant.”

Krige suggests that those not yet venturing on their own to consider entrepreneurship if they are struggling with the below:

· Constant feeling of being demotivated at work

· Lacking the motivation needed to do great work

· Not feeling that your job is contributing to the greater good

· The work you do doesn’t provide you with a sense of meaning

· You feel that you need to do something with more purpose

To traject your entrepreneurial spirit into a reality contact the LaunchLab by sending an email [email protected]

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