Yesterday’s historic inauguration of our 44th U.S. President ushered in the new spirit of leadership that we need to reconnect with one another and to revitalize our economy — locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

If you are an entrepreneur, now is the time to step up as a leader and deliver your message — to deliver your wisdom, to deliver your gifts — to those who can only hear it uniquely from you. There are more of these people than you’ll ever be able to touch in your lifetime, so start now, one by one, two by two, ten by ten…

As President Obama said, “The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.”

So, are you willing to take ownership of being a leaderpreneur?

President Obama emphasized that “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a difficult task.”

Though he was speaking directly to all Americans, his declaration applies to each and every responsible citizen of the world.

For you, as someone who has experiences to share and contributions to make, you are charged with the responsibility of rising to the occasion.

If you’re inspired to step up to the plate, to create a world of greater freedom, contribution, and prosperity, I invite you to take bold, decisive action right away!

What’s your next step?