What is Social Entrepreneurship?
"Social entrepreneurs create solutions to civilisations problems by educating individuals and groups and empowering them to co-create and sustain social, economic, environmental and or philosophical change.
A social entrepreneur identifies and solves social problems on a large scale. Social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities in order to improve systems, invent and disseminate new approaches and advance sustainable solutions that create ongoing social change.
Unlike traditional financially driven entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs primarily seek to generate long lasting change for the highest good and betterment of all concerned. Unlike the majority of non-profit organisations, their work is targeted not only towards immediate, small-scale effects, but sweeping, long-term change at the very core of civilisation.
The job of a social entrepreneur is to recognise when a part of society is stuck and to provide new ways to get it unstuck. He or she finds what is not working and solves the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.
Identifying and solving large-scale social problems requires a committed person with a vision and determination to persist in the face of daunting odds. Ultimately, social entrepreneurs are driven to produce measurable impact by opening up new pathways for the marginalised and disadvantaged, and unlocking society's full potential to effect social change.
This revolution is fundamentally changing the way society organises itself and the way we approach social problems. Social entrepreneurs fundamentally acknowledge the truth in all forms of religion and all schools of philosophy while recognising that this is but a small part of a greater truth. They find no fault in any religion or philosophy – they simply know that individually, they are not the whole truth. They recognise and acknowledge all schools of thought, theologians, philosophers and all shades of opinion, yet we have no special creed to adhere to. Their beliefs are encompassing enough to take in all these varied beliefs yet they refuse to be bound by the limitations they define. Creeds, dogmas, religions and philosophies all seek to place limits on our potential and so create separation by excluding some people. As we place no limits or limitation upon the potential of creation we are unable to conceive of anyone being excluded or left behind. Our beliefs have nothing to do with religion or philosophy, rather have to do with surrendering to a new human destiny where no one will be left behind – a quickening and a gathering of extraordinary individuals sharing and awakening the potential which is the birthright of every human spirit.
We have reached a crossroads, and now we must take the next step in our evolution, to consciously hold the vision of where we are going as a world. A group consciousness of unconditional love is awakening within humanity, and we are calling all who wish to join in with this grand symphony of consciousness to understand the importance of psychological clarity, purity of heart and wisdom. We invite all to join us in being one with this new consciousness as we awaken and come together to celebrate humanity's new birth. The power of our collective invocation to the universe and beyond co-creates new harmonious opportunities for humanity and sparks new waves of awakening to our innate potential.
Our focus is the transformation of humanity and the healing of all life on Earth. Transformation is occurring, and it is sure to touch every life on this planet. Our task is to participate in preparing humanity for this change, and in surrendering to this path we find that humanity are not just subject to this awesome event, but co-creators of it. We are here to be conscious participants; to learn to generate this transformation not only in our own lives, but also in the lives of all around us, just as all the great saints and sages throughout history have demonstrated through the living revelation of their unconditional love and self-mastery. We endeavour to influence transformation within all aspects of civilisation. Our mission and purpose is to fully embody our mastery and potential as human spirits, to embody unconditional love and wisdom on all levels of our being and most importantly, to teach others to do the same.
What is a global entrepreneur?
A new paradigm entrepreneur takes the vision of a social entrepreneur one step further, enlarging it into a vision of global entrepreneurship and transformation. We envision a new paradigm based on equality, tolerance, compassion, harmony and love.
A social entrepreneur is similar to a business entrepreneur: a person with a brilliant innovative idea and the drive and skills to make it happen. However, the fundamental difference between a social and a business entrepreneur is that a social entrepreneur perceives success in terms of benevolent social profit, rather than financial profit. A social entrepreneur primarily has a philanthropic bent.
Social profit is about successfully and creatively solving problems or improving conditions in our modern societies or countries in need. Projects of social entrepreneurs tend to improve or revolutionise systems and conditions impacting disadvantaged groups. Social entrepreneurs will launch, manage and see to completion projects that benevolently address needs in certain realms of society or nations, often third world countries.
What is a new paradigm entrepreneur?
New paradigm entrepreneurs take this concept further. Their focus is global and all encompassing. They restructure and revolutionise fundamental modes of human activity to shift the world into greater balance and harmony. Al Gore is a great example of a global entrepreneur. His vision and passion to create world-wide awareness about the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has galvanised action which continues to revolutionise individual, consumer, commercial and government policies and practices in ways that may halt the chaos and imbalance of global warming and bring about alternative, clean, green, sustainable practices. The result will be a new paradigm for sustainable living that will become the norm.
Likewise, new paradigm entrepreneurs recognise the need to revolutionise aspects of human activity in such ways that create lasting legacies for the betterment of humanity and the restoration of planetary harmony.
For example, aspects of this world that new paradigm entrepreneurs can be inspired to transform could include:
• sources of power production
• modes of trade and commerce
• innovative technologies
• career pathways
• health systems
• food production
• urban design
• Human resource management
• personal growth
• quality of life practices
• Local and/or global community issues
The underlying goal and motive of new paradigm entrepreneurs is to infuse the qualities of care and loving concern into the very fabric of human civilisation, so that people are living, thinking, feeling and acting in their highest potential, in themselves, with each other, across the world, and with the planet. Global entrepreneurs inspire and bring forward new ways that see people and the rest of the planet evolving hand-in-hand into harmonious balance.
The Cosmosis Mentoring Centre seeks to train and network new-paradigm and social entrepreneurs, to create links to industries and mentoring around the world and assist the refinement of their heart’s inspiration and knowing. True insight into one’s vision propels social and new paradigm entrepreneurs to completion of their projects. Being well-trained in success mastery and well-networked and mentored ensures the drive to transform humanity can come to fruition. The inter-locking team effect of hundreds of entrepreneurial projects transforming the world in various areas of human activity at the same time will increase the velocity and depth of change. The world CAN be a beautiful place. Are you with us?