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The importance of character development as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship requires deep intrapersonal development to get through all of the challenges we face. There are 6 character qualities that are essential to entrepreneurial development:

MINDFULNESS: ancient philosophy – Presence

The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present, non-judgmentally, to the unfolding of experiences moment by moment 

CURIOSITY: exploration

An innate love of learning and of knowledge, without the lure of any profit – bridging the gap in knowledge – the more curious, the bigger the pursuit = valuable and application gain

COURAGE: bravery

The ability to act despite fear or uncertainty, in risky situations, or when we are feeling vulnerable 

RESILIENCE: tenacity & agility

An ability or set of qualities that allow one to overcome obstacles – a dynamic process of encompassing positive adaptation within the context of significant adversity

ETHICS: integrity & compassion

Teachable character quality, rather than a knowledge domain – how we behave in and engage in the world – our state of reasoning based on virtues, consequences, and our duty 

LEADERSHIP: mentorship, responsibility, and inspiring 

Maximizing impact and influence, motivating to act in certain ways for goal attainment – ambition for the bigger picture – to bring up together – relational and ethical process of people attempt to accomplish positive change together – inclusive, empowering, purposeful, ethical, and process-oriented  

Fadel, C., Bialik, M., and Trilling, B. (2015). Four-dimensional education: the competencies learners need to succeed. Center for Curriculum Redesign.

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