Entrepreneurs Are Wealthy, But Can They Be Authentically Happy?
Rembulan, Cicilia Larasati
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Becoming entrepreneurs can make people wealthy, make impact in economical growth, create new job for other people. The logic in a business is to innovate, answering the market need, and scale up the company to gain more profit. In becoming wealthy, entrepreneur can get more choice in life. In the other side, healthiness' can also be counterproductive. Someone who make money as a main goal will become unhappy in her/his life in general. Some research shows that entrepreneur have a lot of risk such as: psychologically illness. high risk from private losses. Business failure, work-family conflict, overload, ambiguity, role stress and physical problem. This paper is a preliminary study to understand the dynamic of stress of entrepreneurs and develop understanding that illustrates happiness in entrepreneur's life. Based on a review of psychological literature, this paper proposes a model of psychological risk dynamics to be an entrepreneur and the pathway to achieve authentic happiness. This paper also learn from the preliminary case of the person who experience failure and success when they do risk taking in business. And how they achieve their authentic happiness. The methods that which used is qualitative case study with purposive sampling (N=2). Suggestions for future research and practical implication are also presented.