So the question is how do we still make a difference in the lives of others while trying to make a difference in our lives. The answer is combine business solutions with charitable causes creating a win-win situation.
Why become a Social Entrepreneur?
We can all agree entrepreneurs change the face of business, right? Social entrepreneurs perform as the revolutionary mediator for society, seizing opportunities others miss. Social entrepreneurs are changing the world for the better. A business entrepreneur might create entirely new industries, however a social entrepreneur comes up with new solutions to social problems and then implements them on a large scale. A great book I recommend to gain perspective on Social Entrepreneurship is “The Social Entrepreneur Revolution: Doing good by making money, making money by doing good” by Martin Clark, 2009, Marshall Cavendish Business, Great Britain.
A quote from another book that has had an impact is "Social entrepreneurs identify resources where people only see problems. They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they're serving." David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas