Giovanni Marsico is the founder of Archangel – a community of superhero entrepreneurs, leaders and gamechangers that are making the world a better place through mission-driven entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
In this Coaches Corner we talk about the importance of finding your tribe or like-minded people — especially if you are an introvert or feel like a “black sheep” in some way.
Giovanni hosts his large-scale fundraiser in Toronto every September for thousands of entrepreneurs called Archangel Summit where all of the proceeds are used to support various charities and offer micro-loans to entrepreneurs creating positive impact. He also runs a invitation-only, private community called Archangel Masters for highly successful entrepreneurs impacting the lives of millions of people.
I recently came across some statistics that got my attention . . .
In order to gain a deeper understanding of the motivations and desires of entrepreneurs, Amway conducted the Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report where they researched key drivers and behaviors of entrepreneurs.
This year they focused on the “entrepreneurial spirit” (see why this got my attention!) and surveyed of 50,000 people across the globe.
They discovered all kinds of interesting things but the three things that stood out to me the most were:
Female respondents are less willing to start a business compared to male respondents because they feel less likely to be supported by those close to them
As age increased, respondents are less inclined to becoming self-employed
70% of respondents said FEAR of failure was the #1 obstacle to becoming an entrepreneur (even if they wanted to be one)
Okay, this is NOT okay – check out my rant and huge dose of encouragement if you fall into one of the above categories in my vlog.