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5 Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Spirit

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5 Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Spirit
There are some characteristics in work and life that you just can't teach. They form from within and over time, they become part of who we are. One of those characteristics is the entrepreneurial spirit. It develops in the individuals who demonstrate a true passion for building something great from nothing and they are willing to push themselves to the limits to achieve big goals.

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The entrepreneurial spirit

The entrepreneurial spirit is one of those characteristics in work and life that you can't teach - they form from within and over time, they become part of who we are.

It develops in the individuals who demonstrate a true passion for building something great from nothing as they are willing to push themselves to the limits to achieve big goals.

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Indicators of an entrepreneurial spirit

Indicators of an entrepreneurial spirit
  1. In-tune with your own passion. When people are genuinely passionate about the problems that your company is trying to solve, they will be energized by any challenge that stands in their way.
  2. Always questioning how it can be done better. The average person rarely considers how ordinary things can be made better or improved--those with the entrepreneurial spirit can't help themselves.
  3. Optimistic about all possibilities. They don't spend time thinking about what they can't do, but instead ask themselves, "Why can't I?"
  4. Taking calculated risks. They make calculated moves while understanding that there are never any guarantees of success.
  5. Above all, execution. They realize that execution is everything when it comes down to success or failure.

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  5. Don’t Limit Your Dreams. Many people are conditioned to be realistic and practical. Rather dream big for your career.

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Great leaders have a clear, exciting idea of where they are going. They are excellent at strategic planning.

While a manager gets the job done, great leaders tap into the emotions of their employees.

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Seek Mentorship

We all need to grow, learn, and take risks. Having a mentor or coach makes this massively easier.

Additionally, a good mentor helps you avoid making the same mistakes they have

Sleep

Sleep is not just about rest. It’s the period where the mind is shut off and reset. 

When we sacrifice sleep, we also sacrifice creativity, self-control, and attention span. When sleep is lacking, so is self-control.