Here Come New Ideas for Entrepreneurial Spirit

We all want to do things differently. It is human to want to make your mark in the world. You can find this kind of entrepreneurial spirit in day-to-to-to-day activities such as studying, doing chores, going to work, and doing things for someone else’s profit that many of us take for granted.

Many missionaries celebrates the independent spirit that propels things forward, but make no mistake: a true leader, regardless of age or location in the world, takes small, seemingly insignificant steps that lead to big things.

I’ve seen it time and again in my life: those who embrace an entrepreneurial spirit will always benefit from it, whether they’re the founder of a startup or an employee at a large corporation.

Even better, we now live in an era when nonconformity is encouraged. A “startup mentality” has permeated workplaces of all sizes, and the Shark Tankification of media is unavoidable.

As a result, it is critical to feed your natural, entrepreneurial mindset daily. While starting businesses and inventing new products are the magic that stokes the internal fire, it is the attitude and daily habits that ignite the fire in the first place.

Take small steps to take significant steps.

To-do lists are my obsession, but I’ve been trying to figure out why for a long time.

One day, it occurred to me that our task lists are like a window into our futures.

Inviting the boss to lunch, attending a networking event, sketching out that product idea in your head, asking that girl/guy out on a date are all foreshadowings of bigger and better things to come.

But, on the surface, they don’t appear to be that large, do they?

That is why we are so preoccupied with the here and now. It’s worth noting that significant turning points will occur in even the smallest of acts. If you believe in the power of your task list, you can make a big difference with small actions like side projects and hobbies.

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Having an entrepreneurial spirit entails paying attention to minor details. Small, silly ideas like bottled water, disappearing texts, and snuggies were ignored by the overwhelming majority, but not by a tiny minority.

Get excited about the fact that even the most minor action can lead to something far more significant than you could have imagined.

Take proper care of yourself.

Even in our darkest, most discouraging moments, we believe we have something to offer the world. I’ll raise my hand right now and say that the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur are undeniably true, but I still believe I have something to offer.

And there are two things I can do to validate my worth and keep my mind afloat:

1) staying motivated; and

2) enjoying my time.

I can’t stress this enough: your time is your most valuable asset. When you squander it, you tell yourself and the rest of the world that you are unworthy of respect. It’s harsh, but it’s mostly correct.

We will discuss how to manage your willpower, which will inextricably link to time and energy. It’s a must-read so better watch for it, soon.

It’s equally important to stay motivated in the second half of the equation. Other people’s true stories continue to inspire me, and today’s entrepreneurs have generously shared their journeys with us.

The first half of Ben Horowitz’s new book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, chronicles the agony, nausea, and ultimate thrill of saving a failed startup from failure. The second half of the book is jam-packed with practical advice for running a fast-paced business.

Be encouraged by the fact that someone had gone through the storm before you and made it out alive.

And if you still don’t believe me, find a story that will persuade you otherwise.

Take a look at the world through the eyes of your inner entrepreneur.

I’m not in touch with my inner entrepreneur. It’s all too easy to fall back into old habits of accepting the status quo, not questioning how things differently done, or simply lacking the creativity that keeps me going.

It happens to everyone, and it will happen to you as well. Accept it instead of fighting it, and have faith that it will pass. You must first see the world as it was before you can see it differently.

However, if you can see the opportunity in a problem (which is perhaps the most accurate definition of an entrepreneur), try shifting your perspective just a little bit.

“Every society has a myth of regression from some golden age, and almost all cultures throughout history have been pessimists,” writes Peter Theil in his already modern classic Zero To One.

The quote spoke to me because it reflected my entrepreneurial spirit. It caused me to question many of what I thought I knew about the past and the future beliefs I had unconsciously accepted rather than critically questioning.

I’ll leave you with just one more quote from that book: “The most important trend I’ve discovered is that effective people find meaning in unexpected places.” When you look at the world in this way, everything around you takes on a new dimension.

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There are numerous thought leaders available, ranging from ancient thinkers to modern strategists, who can help you shape your entrepreneurial outlook.

You must seek out those who communicate with you. Read before you come across a line that rings in your ears and sticks in your mind. After that, store it in your memory and move on to the next one.

You won’t see your potential until you figure out what’s preventing you from reaching it.

Instead of looking for your passion, cultivate it.

Do you believe that when it comes to absolute values, people must obey their passions?

After all, aren’t we bombarded with it all the time? “Follow your passion” is today’s panacea for an anxious generation of Millennial employees struggling to carve their paths. I happen to be one of them (seriously).

The conviction puts a lot of pressure on those of us who are still trying to figure out our true passions, but it is unquestionable in today’s society.

They can’t afford to ignore Cal Newport. Because He’s So Lovely, You analyze the concept and reach a completely different conclusion.

Newport contends that talent comes first in his interviews and studies with people from all walks of life. Passion is something that develops over time. Put it another way, focus on something and become so good at it that it becomes a passion for you.

In other words, passion is the result of hard work. It does not work the other way.

Now, if you’re already pursuing your passion, keep it up. I am aware, however, that many people are dissatisfied, and the societal stereotype of a driving life force fueled by “passion” exacerbates the problem.

Don’t fall into that pit. You’ll get there if you keep improving your skills, respecting your entrepreneurial spirit, and maintaining an open/optimistic outlook on the future.

Following your instincts and inner guidance has a significant impact. You don’t have to wait for a life-changing event to gain access to that strength.

Find ways to think, act, and build with an entrepreneurial mindset, no matter where you are. You’ll notice a difference even if you only follow one of the suggestions on this list for a week.

That’s what it’s all about: small steps that lead to significant results. Always remember that there is an incentive and ability to do better in everything you do.

At this point, we established that:

  • You can find this kind of entrepreneurial spirit in day-to-to-to-day activities such as studying, doing chores, going to work, and doing things for someone else’s profit that many of us take for granted.
  • A “startup mentality” has permeated workplaces of all sizes, and the Shark Tankification of media is unavoidable.
  • The first half of Ben Horowitz’s new book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, chronicles the agony, nausea, and ultimate thrill of saving a failed startup from failure.
  • The second half of the book is jam-packed with practical advice for running a fast-paced business.
  • There are numerous thought leaders available, ranging from ancient thinkers to modern strategists, who can help you shape your entrepreneurial outlook.

Author: TMTanedo

TMTanedo is a graduate of AB Political Science major in Policy Management at the University of Makati, Philippines. He earned 52 units in Master in Business Administration at the Cavite State University, Imus Campus. He is privately employed in the Healthcare Service, a content creator, a blogger, and a website designer.