The Choice Is Yours: How Do We Respond to Adversity?

February 10, 2021

  The ability to choose the way we respond to our individual circumstances is perhaps the single most powerful ability we have as human beings. Yet it is often misunderstood and under-appreciated. Some may see this topic as diminishing the difficult circumstances many people face. The goal of this post is to unpack the ability to empower ourselves by tapping into this powerful human ability, to respond rather than react. It is also a fundamental…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Human Flourishing, Human Potential

Employee or Entrepreneur

Are You an Employee or an Entrepreneur? 

January 14, 2021

  If you’re like most, you probably think of an entrepreneur as someone who organizes and operates a business. Meanwhile, the rest of us think of ourselves as employees. And yet the world has changed in ways that now require everyone to think like an entrepreneur. As such, the distinction between employee and entrepreneur is rapidly becoming obsolete.  A brief history  It’s worth noting that the term “entrepreneur” emerged at the dawn of the industrial…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Human Flourishing, Redefining Entrepreneurship

Gary’s Top Ten Resources for Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mindset

August 11, 2020

  My interest in entrepreneurship comes from a behavioral perspective. I see the entrepreneurial mindset as a way of thinking that optimizes engagement in ways that extend beyond those who endeavor to start and grow new businesses. My goal is to understand the controllable cognitive, motivational, and situational factors that give rise to the development of entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills. I believe that if we can understand these underlying causes, we can create more…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Potential, Learning & Development, Redefining Entrepreneurship

Diversity and Racial Justice in Entrepreneurial Mindset Education

July 11, 2020

An entrepreneurial mindset can unlock anyone’s potential. However, the path towards fulfillment does not look the same for everyone. How do white and non-black educators promote self-empowerment through entrepreneurship without invalidating the lived experiences of Black and Brown students and entrepreneurs? How do we acknowledge the reality of systemic racism, while teaching about the benefits of an entrepreneurial mindset? Some have pointed out a paradox in these discussions that we will attempt to detangle in…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Uncategorized

The Hidden Science Behind Persistence

April 7, 2020

  Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash Learn How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur Part 8/8   Throughout this eight-part series, I have attempted to describe core concepts distilled from my observations and analysis of “unlikely” entrepreneurs. My intention was to tease out the common and replicable factors that anyone could embrace. Among those observations was what appeared to be an almost Herculean ability to persist through a mind-boggling array of challenges, setbacks, and…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, How to Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur, Human Flourishing, Human Potential

Entrepreneurial Mindset Has Changed My Life

March 6, 2020

  Nancy Kishpaugh is the Senior Services Manager at Independence Public Library. After completing a class featuring the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program at Fab Lab ICC, Kishpaugh shared with her instructor, Jim Correll, the life-effect of her change in mindset. Read Now

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Human Potential, Learning & Development

Creating an Intentional Community

February 11, 2020

  Photo by jose aljovin on Unsplash Learn How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur Part 7/8   In my quest to deconstruct the mindset and the methods of underdog entrepreneurs, I was searching for the common patterns of beliefs and behaviors that anyone could embrace. Among those factors was the influence of other entrepreneurs. Over time, it became clear that this was an extremely important factor—one that can drastically improve the odds of…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, How to Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur, Uncategorized

Fortune Favors the Reliable

November 7, 2019

Photo by Nico Bhlr on Unsplash   Learn How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur Part 6/8 Many famous entrepreneurs appear to strike gold in their endeavors. Even if we hear the origin story of their success—they often took years filled with difficulty and multiple failures to get where they are—something is missing from the retelling. At a glance, this success looks like luck, a chance encounter with the right person or stumbling upon a…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, How to Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur, Human Potential, Redefining Entrepreneurship

Creating Wealth: An Altruistic Paradox

August 8, 2019

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash   Learn How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur Part 5/8 We’ve all heard it said that “it takes money to make money.” And yet among the most intriguing attributes of the underdog entrepreneur is their ability to start where they are and use whatever they have in order to succeed.  At the same time, access to capital is often cited as the biggest hurdle for aspiring entrepreneurs.…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, How to Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur, Human Flourishing, Human Potential