By Tim Marvel
My first thought on being approached about writing an article about the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ was “How exciting! It would be a new adventure for me writing an article like this!” and without giving it much thought, agreed to the task.
As I sat down to draft my ideas, I began to realize how unclear the task was to me. It was at that moment I began to realize that was the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’. Who in their right mind hears an idea and jumps on the task before they understand what all it entails? (An entrepreneur, of course.) They assume it is something they can complete.
From my phone, it was easy to connect to the internet and research. According to Google here is the definition:
“Entrepreneurial Spirit is one of the most successful perspectives you can embrace as a business professional. Entrepreneurs think and behave in a way that provides them with the leverage to create, maintain, and expand successful businesses throughout the world.”
Just to be clear, my first thought was about attitude. There are many people who have great ideas that were never acted upon, why? Could it be they are paralyzed by the thought of stepping out of their normal daily routine? Could it be they are comfortable with the present or unwilling to change? Could they limit themselves by their own thinking?
Zig Ziglar once said,
“Doubt kills more deals than failure ever will.”
Could this initial attitude be a big part of the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’?
You see, we all have a dominant attitude. These amazing people control their thoughts and decisions and it all comes from their underlying attitude. They understand that the decisions of today determine the outcomes of tomorrow. They then take action on their decisions.
What makes up the entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs have the right attitude, challenge themselves, visualize a clear path, make decisions, and take actions. They are persistent, consistent, and complete tasks on a timely manner.
So how about you, are you a business owner, or an entrepreneur?
Originally featured in The OffBeat Business Magazine June 2016 issue.
Tim has conducted training and workshops both one-on-one and large groups of up to 250 attendees. Tim’s goal is to support businesses with positive Attitude and Communications and selling Skills. He believes with effective feedback and continuous improvement, you can drive profits and reduce turnover.