Russell Simmons, pioneer of Def Jam, Phat Farm, and other successful enterprises, recently opined a great piece on HuffingtonPost.com discussing his passion -- advocating for entrepreneurship as a tool for community empowerment. It's a cool read that I recommend you check out and share with other fellow entrepreneurs. Any advice from ol' Russ is usually golden.
excerpt from Russell Simmons:
Once you've picked a vision that you feel passionate about, freeze it and be clear about it. I can't stress this enough. If you have an idea, don't wait until the next day to work on it...write it down now. Start with the big picture first, and then bring in the details. [...]
Now, that you have frozen your vision and are clear about it, tell the world what you are going to do. Once you share your vision with the world, you are stuck with it. Have the courage to let people expect you to make it happen. This is a good thing. Focus on that one vision and go to work to make it a reality. Then set the right goal for you. In the end, the overriding factor is whether or not you realize your dreams FOR you. Not the world. You.