entrepreneurial spirit

Hi everyone!  Almost missed today!

I’ve been working on a proposal to create the “Life Design Institute” on my campus (UNCG); in final stages of writing my proposal to propose the Institute.

No links today, but would appreciate feedback.

One of the things that I’ve been pondering is a comprehensive definition of the “entrepreneurial spirit.”  I want to come up with something that didn’t sound like it was focused on starting a business, but about adding value, serving the needs of the world, and making the world a better place.  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

“promotes the development of the entrepreneurial spirit by: (1) becoming deeply engaged in and committed to personally rewarding purposeful, passionate goals; (2) being intentional and resilient in taking calculated risks to create value and generate meaningful results despite obstacles and adversity; and (3) using creativity and resourcefulness to design a better life and a better future for yourself and for others.”

I was inspired by William Damon’s book, “The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life.”  You can see a synopsis of the book (by Brian Johnson) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=oWIxXeef17Y

If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at whjohnso@uncg.edu.

Thanks a million!  I appreciate you!

2 thoughts on “entrepreneurial spirit

  1. Many struggle with that entrepreneurial word…when the philosophies can be applied internal to organizations, external to organizations, or individually. Sending good vibes your way on that proposal…it is SO needed.




    Cristy Lewis Warner, MAEd/GCDF
    Counselor/Success Coach/Advisor
    PO Box 185
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    “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.” Goethe

    “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” – Lao Tzu

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the article, Cristy. As you probably know, I see myself as an intrapreneur – and it seems to be working really well!

      I appreciate sending good vibes! Definitely needed!

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