W is for Work & Play
Posted by Pierre de la Fortune on September 23, 2015 @ 12:01 a.m.
Written by Peter Baskerville and Dr. Neil Flanagan
This enjoyment of what they do leads to another typical response from entrepreneurs – retire from what? Entrepreneurs have no plans to retire in fact have great trouble understanding how you retire from living. Sure, they sell their enterprises from time to time but it is not long before they are back into the thick of things with a new project or idea. The sales pitch of the ‘get-rich-schemers’ to retire early, is definitely not directed at the entrepreneur. Research  inidcates that entrepreneurs are three times more likely to indicate that they never intend to retire.
Perhaps the closest entrepreneurs could get to anything resembling this would be the entrepreneurial concept of returnment. That is, to return all those favours and benefits that have been bestowed on the entrepreneur throughout their life, back to a new generation of start-ups by way of angel investing, mentoring and coaching. "What a fulfilled life it is where work and play mesh so indistinguishably. Where both are pursued with a spirit of excellence, displaying at all times an unconquerable passion and imbibing an endless duty to love. Where every act is an expression of a deep sacred belief, the totality of which is acknowledged by others as the ‘mastery of life’."
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