In my research for this blog post, I found it incredibly difficult to find a single definition of entrepreneurial spirit. I’ll share one from a very popular article by Jacquelyn Smith on Forbes:
Entrepreneurial spirit is (…) an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.
I particularly like this response by Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and founder of FlexJobs:
To me, an entrepreneurial spirit is a way of approaching situations where you feel empowered, motivated, and capable of taking things into your own hands.
Fun fact — the word entrepreneur has its roots in a thirteenth-century French verb, entreprendre, meaning “to do something” or “to undertake”. So it didn’t start out meaning business at all! The term then morphed to mean “business manager” from 1852.
What I could find, however, was a mountain of webpages on the characteristics of entrepreneurial spirit. Here’s a compiled list from sources like Inc., Entrepreneur, and Farm Bureau Financial Services and the input of a friend on LinkedIn.
Someone with an entrepreneurial spirit:
- Has Passion and Purpose
- Has Ambition, Dreamer, Big thinker
- Takes Action — Is a doer
- Is a Leader, has a Vision and Foresight — ability to relate and inspire others, leading a team
- Takes Calculated Risks — High tolerance for risk, Courage, YOLO, “what’s the worst that can happen?” attitude
- Is Always Learning and Growing
- Is Highly Adaptable — Can face challenges, Bounces back quickly from failure
- Is Opportunistic
- Is Resourceful — Makes opportunities
- Is Critical — Always questioning how it can be done better
- Has a Positive and Optimistic Outlook
There is a war raging against humanity and our earth. We have been passively indoctrinated and so utterly pre-programmed that we do not ask the questions that need to ask. We have laid our trust completely in those in power or someone with a title behind their name. People conditioned blindly believing in things simply because enough people assured us it was true. Infectious diseases have been irradiated but chronic diseases are the new black plague of our modern time. This book is profoundly personal as it represents a mission brimming with meaning. As I reflect on extraordinary truths about our nation’s health history, current, and future, I also offer you wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. We must stop the atrocities if we want to become a healthier nation in the future. We must stop the atrocities if we want the human race to survive. I hope my voice and advocacy will continue to help lead the way and this book will make changes for current and future generations to come. No, I simply do not have all the answers but I have written plenty in this book to make you start questioning EVERYTHING.
What you are about to discover is terrifying.
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I hoped you’ve been enlightened and not frightened by my latest blog — A tale of recovery to save a woman who caught OCD, Hypothyroidism and an Autoimmune Disorder –
Please follow along with me on this journey of discovery as I share with you my brush of madness with exquisite clarity. Luckily, I was never a quick fix-it junkie where I said no to many suggestions from board certified or certifiable doctors because I felt it in my soul that it was merely a banaide being placed on my issues. The names of certain doctors have been changed because frankly, I don’t want to be sued for proven their lack in their field.
Hippocrates was right when he said: Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.
Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
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