Entrepreneurs have much higher leverage points – you might have the credentials but they might not be putting you ahead because everybody has those same certifications, however if you take those certifications and start your own business with more geographical reach, you have more leverage than other people with the same credentials. In the Take Action Today segment of the show, Taylor shares how you can get started as an entrepreneur in your engineering career with your existing skill sets. We would love to hear any questions you might have or stories you might share on how you have shifted your mindset about entrepreneurship in your engineering career. If you enjoyed this post, please consider downloading our free 3-part video series that provides tons of engineering career skills including how to use LinkedIn, how to communicate and how to develop your leadership abilities.
Now the scarce resource in the economy is entrepreneurship which, while a scarce skill, is one that can create more career freedom.


Getting a certain degree or certification may not be as important as before; you have to have that skill (the ability to do non-routine cognitive work) that companies are looking for.
You can learn the skills of entrepreneurship just like you learned how to become an engineer. Taylor gives an analogy of the stair step theory with lifting weights at the gym – stair stepping your way up to bigger businesses or successes.
How you think about risk or how you define risk will determine if you or somebody else controls your career’s future. Bestselling Author and Serial Entrepreneur James Altucher said of it: “Entrepreneurship is not a choice you can make at your leisure.


When you build your career, you have to think about the skills that are non-routine and can do the cognitive work.



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  1. 02.10.2015 at 19:20:40


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  2. 02.10.2015 at 13:18:33


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