The six P’s of the Entrepreneurial spirit

Dream bigger, live happier and achieve success on your own terms. This is the premise of the book Find your extraordinary by Jessica Dilullo Herrin. While it doesn’t have a step by step plan for how to launch your business or get better in your profession it does offer good insights into the mindset need to succeed. Here are the six P’s of the Entrepreneurial spirit which I liked
Passion – This quote from Maya Angelou addresses this “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” Understand what really matters to you, what makes you tick and where your personal strengths lie. As Mark Twain said “There are two important days in life one is when you were born and second is when you discover why you were born.” You need to develop why power to be successful.
Path of least regret – There is a path of success for you and you can find it. The author provides a few tips to make progress. They are to not worry about the pace of others, tracking your efforts, and monitoring your results. Focus on creating value and be patient to be on the path.
Positive mind – Give your mind a break by taking mini vacations during the day. Keep your horizons in view and always look for the good in every setback. Comparison is the thief of joy so doesn’t compare yourself with anyone. Keep yourself positive by reading positive articles and books.
People –You need to lead people and I liked the five traits of an extraordinary leader mentioned in this section, They are being benevolent, showing true love for your work, being audaciously goal oriented, being positive, being authentic and self-aware, and finally caring more about making it right.  Your aim should always be to lift people up.
Perseverance – Think of J.K. Rowling and how she persevered despite many rejections. Prepare for delayed gratification and always display patience. You need to stick with something long enough to succeed. Never give up. 
Productivity – Very easy to follow tips here. Block your time for only high value activities and say no to everything else. Schedule unscheduled time is another tactic which means not to schedule every minute of the day. Having some white space is good. Track your time and review it. Don’t let other people hijack your priorities,
There you have it the six keys to great success. These are common sense methods and I found the book inspirational.
The views expressed here are my own and do not represent my organization.


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