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Thursday, November 23rd 2017

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Leading an Entrepreneurial Life

SDSU, Lavin Center, Entrepreneurship, San Diego, Career

It would be great if we could all lead entrepreneurial lives. Now, not everyone should go out and create their own company, but we do believe that you should be so passionate about something that it is hard to distinguish the difference between work and play. For instance, imagine a marine biologist who does research on the world's oceans, is that a job? Or the person who is so passionate about helping people that they create an entirely new non-profit. Or the financial manager who comes up with a new way to help people manage their money easier, which allows them to lead a better life. At the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center we want to help you find your passion and live an entrepreneurial life.

When it comes to building a career it is all about what you find meaningful and inspiring. Your career and vision is just the first step on a path that will take many unexpected twists and turns. Living an entrepreneurial life is not all about a specific job in a specific industry at a specific company. Many successful business owners and executives do not have specific career goals and those who do have plans often find that they changed significantly along the way.

A good starting point for starting a career is to think about a general area of interest and try understand what you enjoy and do not enjoy. From here, think about what kind of lifestyle you want to live and its importance to you. Work-life balance is vital to happiness in the workplace and can be a determining factor in career development.

The best way to build a successful life vision is to gain exposure. In order to gain exposure and experience to things that interest you a connection needs to be made with people who share similar interests. Moreover, surround yourself with people who you admire and respect to gain insight on how they carry themselves.

If you are interested in leading an entrepreneurial life please visit or contact the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.

Lead an Entrepreneurial Life

SDSU, Lavin Center, Entrepreneurship, San Diego, Career

It would be great if we could all lead entrepreneurial lives. We don't mean that everyone should go out and create a company. What we mean is to pursue a career that you are so passionate about to the point where you really cannot distinguish between work and play. That you love what you do that much. Imagine a marine biologist who does research on the world's oceans..is that a job? How about the online marketing specialist who loves the idea that you can build companies online? Or the person who is so passionate about helping people in the world that they create an entirely new non-profit. Or the financial manager who comes up with a new way to help people save more money and that single thing allows them to lead a better life. Find your passion. Live an entrepreneurial life.

Entrepreneurship Distinction
  • Top 25 among America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2015.
  • Top 10 in list of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."


Renegade motion creates extraordinary results. Never settle and push hard.
~ Thom McElroy, SDSU'85
   Co-Founder
   Volcom
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Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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