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12th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Friday, January 31st, 2020

So how can we start to understand an applicant’s or an employee’s “grit”? Try some or all of these questions to identify the trait:
• What experiences do you feel had the most impact in shaping who you are today?
• What goal have you had in your life that took you [...]

11th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

In his book, Self-Made in America, John McCormack references a trait studied by Kathy Kolbe: conation. Conation is “the will to succeed, the quest for success, the attitude that ‘to stop me you’ll have to kill me,’ that elusive ‘fire in the belly’ that manifests itself in drive, enthusiasm, excitement, [...]

10th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Validation
When researching the traits of true entrepreneurs, before the question of “how did they do it” comes the “why.” Many experts believe that most entrepreneurs who have made significant footprints throughout history have been driven by a need for approval. Many people have a burning desire to prove other [...]

9th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Creativity (continued)
Foster creativity in people; give them permission to find their own new answers. It is acceptable to say “I don’t know;” it is impossible for anyone to know anything about everything, but creative thinkers go about finding the answer. No matter what issue is faced, there is someone else [...]

8th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Creativity
Creative thinkers are intensely curious, so identify those within your organization who crave answers and alternative ways of approaching problems. Identify those who provide new avenues for thinking, instead of simply following directions.
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7th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Creativity
Isn’t that what business is all about? Figure out a new way to sell a product, or create something that doesn’t exist, or streamline a process, or identify a solution that your competition has not identified. Creativity is sometimes more easily found in our children than it is in ourselves! [...]

6th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Passion (continued)
The key, of course, is that passion is channeled into action. We have all met individuals who are passionate about so much yet accomplish so little, because they lack the ability to focus their thoughts into action. They live in their dreams instead of in reality, often because the [...]

5th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Passion
Again, “passionate” is one of those qualities that few would admit they do not have. So how does passion manifest itself? Passionate individuals wake up every day craving success. They are obsessed with the idea of achieving their goals and wasting as little time as possible doing it.
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4th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Friday, January 10th, 2020

So what traits should you look for in your current or future team?
- Passion
- Creativity
- Validation
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3rd Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

In life, self-actualization occurs when a person’s “ideal self” (who they would like to be) is congruent with their actual behavior. In business, we may not have the time to wait for the two to align. We need to make sure we have entrepreneurs in the right roles, no matter [...]