So people ask me all the time what is Ultrapreneurship? What does the term Ultrapreneur mean?
A wise man once said:
“Work is love made visible – And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take the charity of those who work with joy.
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.
And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.”
So what does that mean? Well first I think we need to go beyond the idea of just making money and getting rich quick by becoming an entrepreneur because that’s not working for most people. It’s a new day and time, entrepreneurship has done a great job, but the fact is most entrepeneurs fail. Why? Because there’s no balance. people are running round like headless chickens getting nowhere fast. Our society has made work seem like a punishment, when it should be your love made visible. Your love made visible…Is that what’s happening in your life? Is your work your love?
And the answer to that is the answer to what is Ultrapreneurship, it’s about doing what you love, but before you can do what you love you’ve got to find balance or you’ll forever do what you have to do as opposed to doing what you really want to do. I tell people that balance is the key but confidence is the lock. Now balance can be achieved with practice. It’s still difficult but with enough practice, you put in enough hours you’ll get there. That balance you create in life will enable you to hone what it is you’re really good at. But what about the confidence to execute on your ability. There are millions of people sitting on the key to their success but they don’t have the confidence to use that key. Why? They’re afraid of success because they’re afraid of failure. Fear is fear no matter where it is.
That’s why you have to go Ultra, you have to go beyond what you think you’re capable of and meet what you’re actually capable of. And for most of us there’s a big difference. Did you know the origin of superheroes was based on the hidden potential of real people? Sure the comics exhagerated their powers but they were simply a metaphor for the super human potential that exists in each one of us. Let me put it this way, Ultrapreneurs are those entrepreneurs who do more than just make a lot of money, they’re modern day superheroes who’s ideas change people’s lives. Sometimes one by one, sometimes millions at a time, but the important thing is that change is being made. And it comes from people just like you, people who have ambition, people who deep down inside know that they have more to offer life than their job description.
Ultrapreneurship simply describes what’s happening today. It’s describing those people for whom the term entrepreneur just isn’t enough. Because those people realise that once they’ve made it it’s not about the money. So why not realise that from the very start of your journey, and sure make money, make lots of it, but also make more of who you really are. That’s the future..and I guess I only have two questions for you….. are you ready to grab onto the future – with both hands? and remember, Work is love made visible..are you ready to show the world what you got?