I find myself spending late nights going through emails, planning activities for my business, reading about competitors and keeping up on changes in my industry. I have a natural desire to learn more and to consistently push to make my business and brand a success! I am excited every day and this passion fuels my entrepreneurial spirit.
What fuels yours? If we don’t have a passion for something, someone, or some activity then we might as well be throwing this gift of life away. We need to feed our spirit and desire for greatness by striving to achieve success in this world.
Over this weekend, I felt renewed by an entrepreneurial workshop I conducted with a few budding business owners. There are a few universal traits that stand out every time I interact with people who love what they do. Here are the common characteristics I see they all share:
- They have a purpose
Entrepreneurs who really love what they do don’t think about their careers as work but rather a journey towards filling a deeper purpose. They do not wait for life to happen but grab the bull by the horns and pursue challenges relentlessly.
2.They take calculated risks
My decision to open my own business wasn’t so hard….sticking it out, despite all the challenges has been the scary part. As entrepreneurs, we feed the adrenaline rush every day when we make decisions and work towards their successes. It does not always work out the way we may wish but we for sure do not get discouraged by disappointments. Those with this entrepreneurial spirit make calculated moves every day all the while understanding that there are never any guarantees or magic dust for success.
3.They are driven
All the major entrepreneurs of the world – Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey (two of my favorites by the way) all have stories of failures and obstacles. However, despite this, they are hugely successful and are guided by their spirit and intuition. When problems arise, we do not quit or give in. We move on. Learn and become even more adaptable to change. Ultimately, an entrepreneur’s job is to find solutions so their business will thrive.
Many people have great managerial skills and work well to grow others' organisations…but the characteristics above are not learnt; they are well embedded into each entrepreneur’s DNA. It is when you find your passion and desire in life only then can you bring your vision to life.
You may also see this blog on the website: https://theinnovativebutterfly.blog/spirit/ . Innovative Butterfly seeks to empower women by providing inspirational nuggets of wisdom in hopes of encouraging women to make positive effectual change.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Debbie-Ann Jollie is a Marketing Strategist and the principal Director of HashSpace Limited. She is a certified trainer with over 15 years’ experience in marketing management both in public and private organizations as well as through consulting.