Your country’s economic growth depends on successful entrepreneurs!

And I believe that entrepreneurs who are passionate will be more likely to succeed than those who are not. Passion is a source of energy and of courage that enables the entrepreneur to take the inevitable blocks to progress and overcome them.

Being an entrepreneur certainly requires courage, particularly if you take the route that I did when I left the legal profession. The courage is required to face the fears of failure and of financial challenges, not to mention the loss of status from those around you who think you are crazy!

Entrepreneurs drive economic growth because they create new products and services, and discover innovative or creative ways to improve productivity and to reduce waste. They are often described as crazy, because they are told what they seek to do is impossible.

The ‘economy’ is actually people being in motion, harnessing their energy to work physically or mentally to add value. The more people that there are out there adding value, the bigger will be the economy.

When you have lots of energy, because you are passionate, you are able to add more value.

I am a member of TiE Melbourne, one of the world’s largest organisations that supports and promotes entrepreneurs. As an organisation, it supports the spiritual value of entrepreneurship, not just the financial value.

Please visit www.melbourne.tie.org to find out more about this global organisation with over 60 chapters all around the world.


Charles B Kovess LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., MAICD, MAITD
Australasia’s Passion Provocateur©
Certified Speaking Professional