Alumnus

ENDER AYDIN ORAK


İstanbul

If we were to live every moment of life bearing in mind the unavoidable fact we all will die, I am sure, we  would have a very different life than we have now. Yes, we will die and we all have, even if cast deep into our inside among the daily concerns, the hardships of life and taboos, a desire somewhere within us that we want to leave a trace, and do something worthy of remembering us after we die.  In essence, we all want to have something that will live after us with the desire of experiencing the infinity before the next world. Whatever our goal in life may be, it is very important to first realize if it is really our goal or comprised of what is imposed on us by life and whether or not it is a result of our choice, and then achieve the awareness of whether or not it is worth dedicating our life to it. For this, we must know ourselves and determine our perspective of life, what we do, what we want to do, where we are and where we want to go. In my view, entrepreneurship means producing something, leaving a meaningful trace after you, creating a change in people’s lives, sacrificing your comfort with the desire of doing good and being remembered, taking risks, withstanding the standard flow of life and the urge of what everyone expects from you, pushing the standards, going out of the patterns drawn by others for you and being criticized for this, affording to get into trouble, and giving a fight. As in everything that requires your dedication, your basic goal must not be to gain interest in entrepreneurship also. Because a sustainable development and results creating difference cannot be achieved through interest-oriented approach. For this you must establish a system of values for you and a goal that will not conflict with this system. As a person who pays great importance to development and education and is an educator himself, I must frankly say that the Entrepreneurial Warrior was the most useful training I have taken in my life.” This program proved very useful for me in developing the thinking style that is an expression of the insight I mentioned above. After deciding to do a job, determining the meaning of this job for you; i.e., answering the question “why”, the next question you must answer must be “how”. In this program you will find invaluable information answering entrepreneurship’s why and how. You will push your limits. You will have the chance to get to know yourself. You will meet beautiful people and witness different lives. You will experience a process adding value to your life. In short, you will take an important step to change being entrepreneur from a desire or a dream to reality. Hope to see you again, and as an advice, I’ll finish with a beautiful quote from Mark Twain: Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover.