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Roger Cowdrey MIBC

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Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Failure IS an Option!

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This book is part one of a two-step process designed to allow the reader to evaluate their lives to date and to define a path going forwards that better satisfies their life aspirations.

This book identifies any possible need for change from the reader’s present lifestyle by examining what we mean by being entrepreneurial, understanding what stops us from behaving in an entrepreneurial way when living our life and uses situational analysis and exercises to determine the present level of entrepreneurial thinking and action in the reader’s life to date.

At the end of this book, if the reader has determined that there is a need for change then Preparing for Uniqueness will assist in the change process.

About the author

The author is an international business consultant, writer and motivational speaker. Following careers in teaching and IT he has spent over twenty years working with businesses and with business support organisations in various European and Middle Eastern countries. His media appearances and his lectures to business groups and universities help him to spread his positive and passionate message.

Author website: www.rogercowdrey.com/

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  1. Prologue 
  2. Introduction
  3. What is an Entrepreneur? 
  4. What stops people behaving in an entrepreneurial way?
  5. How entrepreneurial are you?
  6. Conclusion
  7. References

Prof. Tareq Shareef Younus (PhD

Great updated and challenging topic. I recommend this book to be used as major textbook in business programs.

Akwaowo

It is an amazing book, I liked it word for word. The writing is so logical and impacting, I would recommend anyone to read it . Cheers.

sai visitor

May be best way to start small business of entrepreneurs !

Ligia Buzan., Ph.D.

"Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset" is a little gem that offers numerous invaluable insights to those willing and eager to build a better life. The book is written in a language that is accessible to the everyday person-- mother, father, employee, or laid-off person-- who is bursting with the desire to create a small business, but who does not know where to start, is, perhaps, a little bit intimidated by the whole buzz that surrounds the concept of entrepreneurship, and is a bit frightened of failing at a new venture. There is a definite shift in the world, and even if we do not acknowledge it yet, we know that skills such as creative and integrative thinking, as well as the courage to embrace new opportunities that came our way, are what separate those who are stuck in the corporate life of the 20th century waiting to get directions from their bosses, from those who are developing integrated lives where work and leisure are aligned, as manifested in their glowing financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. No need to be fearful or overwhelmed. Roger Cowdrey shares analytical and creative tools developed over a lifetime of experience in numerous countries and on several continents, to support you to develop an entrepreneurial vision and a map around your deepest desires, talents, skills and values. TGF (Thank God It's Friday) will be forever deleted from your vocabulary and instead, you will celebrate every day, and every moment, if you dare to follow Roger on this exhilarating journey, and if you are courageous enough to shift your thinking to embrace fears and failures as great lessons so that you can bake these (necessary) ingredients into a recipe for success. In addition to offering easy-to-use creative tools detailed in chapters 3 and 4, Roger, who has assisted numerous successful entrepreneurs, shares some simple steps on how to start a business. With powerful examples, the author teaches you to ask hard questions and then, having created a visi

Baver AYDIN

This book made me to redefine entrepreneurship as a mindset rather than just a business term. Moreover the book answers the question of "how to?" by recommending some useful tools to create an entrepreneurial mindset. In conclusion this book gives a great insight about how "ordinary" people can become entrepreneurs.

Fatih Mehmet Şen

The book brings a unique and practical perspective on the concept of entrepreneurship. The author's first-hand experience and his sensible point of view help you draw a simple picture in your mind, providing a clear standpoint about where to start and how to start. Regardless of the stage your business is at or the sector you work in, you will find the inspiration you need.

Stuart Henshaw

Roger encapsulates his vast experience and skills in this new book. Full of fascinating insights and anecdotes that will help and support any aspiring entrepreneur. Communicating complex theories in a simple to read, easily understandable format is a gift and those that invest time and energy into this book will be richly rewarded. Challenging the accepted and the status-quo it brings a unique insight to the subject. Advice and mentoring are included from many years experience, Roger's book is recommended to those that are seeking a new and innovative approach both for themselves and their businesses.

Alison Mitchell

An excellent and thought-provoking read. Makes you question why you have not thought more openly about issues and demonstrated more creativity. An asset to all budding businessmen and women.

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