Entrepreneurial Spirit: Do You Have the Heart of a Business Owner?
“The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can’t learn it, you can’t buy it, you can’t put it in a bottle. It’s just there and it comes out.” – Alan Sugar, Business Magnate.
When it comes to entrepreneurship, there is more to it than being a businessman. Entrepreneurial spirit is the most important part of being an entrepreneur, because without it, there is no passion or drive for success.
The Importance Of Entrepreneurial Spirit
“There are some characteristics in work and life that you just can’t teach. They form from within and over time, they become part of who we are. One of those characteristics is entrepreneurial spirit. It develops in the individuals who demonstrate a true passion for building something great from nothing and they are willing to push themselves to the limits to achieve big goals.” Says Matt Ehrlichman, CEO of Porch.
Gain Confidence and Be Patient With Your Entrepreneurial Success
“All too often, we see the success that other people have had and we don’t realize that their overnight success was actually decades in the making. Being an entrepreneur is a long-term affair and it’s something you want to commit to, and not get frustrated if your ship doesn’t come in immediately.” Says Dave Crenshaw, author and small business coach.
Know the Secrets of Entrepreneurship
“Usually, it takes years of trial and error to figure out these secrets. I’ve crushed that excuse of not knowing what to do and am giving them to you right here. But the only real secret is that it’s action, not knowledge, that fosters true accomplishment.” Says Sujan Patel, Inc. magazine contributor and entrepreneur.
Learn Entrepreneurial Spirit by Watching The Pros
“After interviewing about 200 extraordinarily capable people, I began to think I had some answers. … Why do some people succeed while many people fail? I came up with a list. In 1990, I put together 10 things that people could use to become successful.” Says Prasad Kaipa, PhD, advisor and innovation coach.
Myths About Entrepreneurship
“An entrepreneur is primarily characterized by his willingness to challenge the status quo and innovate. And this trait is not limited to starting up a company or joining a startup, but extends to both acquiring companies and working in large corporations.” Says Luigi De Curtis, Huffington Post contributor.
Entrepreneurial spirit can be found in anyone — do you have it?
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