The following is adapted from Astrid Baumgardner © 2005
If a music entrepreneur’s belief in one’s unique gift, passion for making a difference through music and the willingness to take charge and learn from challenges in order to create success:
What is your unique gift? – Do you believe in it enough to invest everything you have in it?
What difference are you trying to make in the world? – How passionate are you about doing this?
How do you define success for yourself? – What challenges do you face in order to create success?
What is career vision and a mission?
Can you innovate and creates value and successfully communicate that value to intended audiences?
Do you have a positive attitude?
Have you set your goals? What is your road map to success? Can you set inspiring and realistic goals?
Do you have and/or acquire the necessary expertise to actualize your vision?
What are your priorities? Can you set priorities?
What opportunities are you looking for? What opportunities are you creating or intend to create?
How comfortable are you with uncertainty? What risks are you willing to take?
When facing challenges, do you persevere or do you walk away?
What experience have you learned the most from?
What actions are you taking to realize your vision? Are you consistently taking action?
How well do you put things in context? Are you able to easily respond to changes in your environment? What’s your best example?
What is your plan to continually grow and evolve? How have you grown or evolved in there past year or three?
How easy is it for you to reach out to others to ask for support and to offer help?
How are you inspiring others to join and/or support your mission in order to create a financially sustainable enterprise that allows you to live your gift and contribute something valuable to society? – If you aren’t currently, how do you intend to?
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After we have successfully assessed ourselves as Entrepreneurs, lets find what areas we need to strengthen. Some great advice can be found here: