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The course is called "Carlos The Entrepreneur" and lessons will be posted
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An excerpt from the course.
CARLOS THE ENTREPRENEUR
This is a column feature of EAF-L Internet Mailing list for all
EcoAgroForestry Student entrepreneurs, EcoAgroForestry entrepreneurs and
those who would like to start their own business as entrepreneurs. It will
include information on how to be a successful EcoAgroForestry entrepreneur.
There are two sections to each lesson. The first part of every lesson
focuses on giving you the inner strength to take the risks to become an
entrepreneur. This part of the lesson is based on the story of how an
entrepreneur named Carlos was able to achieve his goals by making
appropriate decisions every successful entrepreneur has made. The second
part gives you the technical details you need to know for setting up your
Since EcoAgroForestry is focused on developing, sustainable environmental
businesses, we will focus our learning about business on Carlos, an
entrepreneur in Senama, a hypothetical country in Central America. Carlos
has decided to develop an environmental business based on collecting
agricultural and forest residues and manufacturing fuel briquettes, selling
them locally and exporting in the future.
PART ONE OF THE LESSON
THE STORY OF CARLOS
Hi! We are entering upon a very important journey. Together we will learn
why it's important for an EcoAgroForestry student entrepreneur to understand
the characteristics of an entrepreneur and to cultivate them.
As you read the following story about Carlos and do the exercises, you gain
expertise in deciding who you will become. You can create whatever persona
you choose to develop. Choose who you want to be; then work within yourself
with positive words (called affirmations) and actions and become that. As
you use what we call Self Potentiation Inspirationals, you control your
inner and outer environments. Then you can succeed at whatever goals you
Dr. Carol Cross
THE STORY OF CARLOS: HOW TO GET STARTED IN A ECOAGROFORESTRY FUEL
BRIQUETTE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS
SCENE ONE (S1): CARLOS GOES HOME TO THE VILLAGE
S1 - Carlos was happy to be home in Senama, the (hypothetical, composite)
Central American country he was born in. He was devoted to EcoAgroForestry,
his mother was an Indian and his father of mestizo descent. It didn't
really matter in Senama. There were only two races in his country, the rich
and the poor.
After completing both his bachelors and masters degrees in Forestry at a
university in the USA, he was returning home to stay. He had taken a job to
pay off his student loans.
He had driven a delivery truck for a take out pizza place. He was finally
free of worries over money. But even more importantly, he had met all kinds
of people while delivering pizza. He had talked to anyone and everyone,
getting ideas about how Americans got rich in business. Carlos was ready.
Things to note and discuss - Begin now to create the form* "CARLOS THE
ENTREPRENEUR." Each section of "things to note and discuss" will reveal the
characteristics of Carlos which are the characteristics you need to
cultivate in order to be a successful entrepreneur. By the time you finish
the story of Carlos, you should have most of the entrepreneurial
characteristics in written form.
1. Carlos was going home to stay. What do you think were his reasons?
2. Carlos had taken whatever job he could get to earn money. Why was
Carlos willing to do this? Why was Carlos so willing to work. Are you or
the people you associate with every day as willing as Carlos was?
3. Carlos talked to anyone and everyone. Why was Carlos so eager to
communicate? How many ideas do you think Carlos was able to pick up by
communicating so readily?
They are free to download the lessons, share them with their friends and family.
We will even make the lesson available to local newspapers to print if there
is an interest.
Sharing and Caring,
Carol Cross, PhD EcoAgroForestry Founder (501) 367-6127 (Ph)
2801 Olive, #35A, Suite 113 (501) 367-8736(FAX)
Pine Bluff, AR 71611 Email: [log in to unmask]
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