Entrepreneurship is exciting, rewarding but also stressful. Business owners face many challenges. One pathway to performance and wellbeing for entrepreneurs could lie in the way they use their talents and strengths at work. Moreover, they also try to use their full potential in order to achieve success. However, what is often forgotten is that entrepreneurs, like other people, desire to be happy. They want happiness for themselves and for their families and doing business is their unique way to achieve that.
The Positive Entrepreneurship (PosEnt) project explores how entrepreneurs use their talents and strengths in doing business and how this relates to their performance, wellbeing and flourishing in the long run. Understanding one’s own unique potential (i.e. talents and strengths) helps to achieve excellence in many life domains. Thus, the project also explores the consequences for the well-being of the entrepreneur’s family.
The project adopts a broad perspective on wellbeing considering happiness and satisfaction as well as eudaimonic well-being – i.e. a sense of fulfilment, authenticity and purpose.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 793117.