Social Enterprise is Hard

Anna Guenther
Jan 8 · 4 min read
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  1. We need to ask for what we need more clearly — from our friends, community, and the organisations that are set up to support us. This is something I’m trying to get better at. We can’t silently bob out at sea waiting for someone to save us, we need to be more vocal with our needs.
  2. We need to be clear, more work doesn’t mean more impact or more money. We need to get clearer that more time behind a computer, in meetings, or running on a hamster wheel, doesn’t always equate to what we think it does. It doesn’t mean we’re more effective, or being more productive, or even making a bigger impact. This is an area where I need to work on, but according to Anne Helen Peterson’s article on How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, I’m not the only one. Not only is our generation doing more work for less pay and opportunities than our parents’ generation, but now we are always tethered to our work through our phones.
  3. We need to work more with our community of founders, doers and supporters — because unlike companies where profit is the only motive, if we solve the problems of our time, we all win. Not only can sharing what we know help each other grow, but it’s more fun that way too, right?

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