In her speech, Kyle also challenged the students to follow four rules to becoming a social entrepreneur. So now we pose the same test to you:
1. Pick something that matters to you. In almost every category of humanity there is a need. Choose the one that makes you want to stay up late because it is both your vocation and your avocation. Nothing great gets accomplished in the private or public sector without enthusiasm and commitment.
2. Talk to everybody. Make a list of 10 people that you want to talk to and seek them out. Gather wisdom from those who know and those you’d like to know. 9 times out of 10, they are happy to share what they know with a willing disciple.
3. Passion will take you far…but a well-thought out business plan will get your farther. There are those that believe in luck. If you’ve laid the groundwork, leap, and don’t be afraid of failing.
4. Just do it. You will never know everything needed to start a business. Take risks, and work hard. You don’t know what you are capable of until you try. Not everyone has to be a social entrepreneur, but we all have the power to be change-makers. So, ask yourself: What will I do today to change the world?