Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies

Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies

Michael E. Gerber

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0061568155

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

“No business author has touched me as deeply as Michael Gerber has.”

—Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul bestselling book series


The legendary Michael Gerber—founder of E-Myth Worldwide and author of such multi-million copy bestselling classics as The E-Myth Revisited and E-Myth Mastery—shows you how to go from dreaming about having your own business to actually doing it in Awakening the Entrepreneur Within. A highly in-demand keynote speaker whose company boasts over 52,000 business clients in 145 countries, Michael Gerber is THE name in small business—and now he demonstrates “How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies.” Making your dreams real is the first step to creating a successful business—and Gerber’s Awakening the Entrepreneur Within provides the key.

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it out, and then solving it. And watching his or her face when you do. “And I know you have experienced that truly personal thrill, and I know that you know there is no feeling quite like it!” That is what the impersonal dream is. And there is nothing more personal than when you have it! My first true entrepreneurial dream was the one I awakened to in fall 1975. It was the beginning of my next thirty years, and is still going strong. It was when I came to the realization that I was going to

Q AWAKENING THE ENTREPRENEUR WITHIN entrepreneurship worldwide, waking people up to their remarkable potential, teaching people—not only entrepreneurs, but all people— that the gift of dreaming is something that we can all master. That dreaming, intentional dreaming, as we refer to it In the Dreaming Room, is a gift that will lift all of us on this earth to produce miracles everywhere they are needed. There is a desperate need for Intentional Dreaming in Africa, where so many struggle with the

Nachman of Bratzlav, is to be willing to give up who you are for who you might become. He calls this process the giving up of pnimi for makkif. For Master Nachman, pnimi means the old familiar things that you hold onto even when they no longer serve you on your journey, makkif is that which is beyond you, which you can reach only if you are willing to take a leap into the abyss. —Marc Gafni, The Mystery of Love I ’ve talked about the Leader in all of my E-Myth books, most specifically in my

than the theme that my mind made up in the moment. No matter how disorganized I now know it to be, at the time there was a distinct sense of self in it all. I was completely caught up with the enthusiasm of what lay before me, the thrill of whatever came up. It was in that state that I stopped to visit my friend, Arnie West, in Belmont, California. That is when Arnie invited me to join him to call on his client nearby. Q I have written about this meeting with Arnie’s client in my previous books,

The excitement I felt was palpable. The rush of energy was overwhelming. I had just entered a completely new world, and that world was saying, “You’ve found it, Michael. You’ve found your true calling! Welcome to the rest of your life.” Q Yes, that was my first Awakening. My second Awakening occurred when my ninety-four-year-old mother told me it was time to create a new life. That was in late spring 2005, when I was sixty-nine years old—thirty years after my first Awakening in 1975. This is

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