This assignment asks you to consider each of the
entrepreneurial characteristics and Essential Skills we
have discussed in class and respond to each journal
All reflective journals are to be written in first person
(“I”) and handwritten during class – double spaced.
Make sure you answer ALL of the questions and provide specific examples for each. Journals
are graded based on completeness, correctness and clarity (see evaluation sheet). You will
complete eight (8) journal entries and your teacher will choose five (5) of these journals to be
evaluated and graded. All journals are to be completed in class and put in your duo-tang or
folder when completed before the end of the assigned period.
Journal #1: RISK TAKING
“An entrepreneur is someone who is willing to take risks.” Describe a time when you took a
risk. How did it turn out? Which Essential Skill(s) was involved that is most related to being a
risk taker? Explain.
(provide 2 examples)
Journal #2: APTITUDES
“Aptitudes are things like natural talents, tendencies or capacities.” What are some of your
natural talents, tendencies or capacities? Give examples of when you demonstrated them.
Which Essential Skills are most associated with your natural talents, tendencies or capacities?
Give an example of when you demonstrated it.
Journal #3: CONFIDENCE
Are you confident as a person in your life right now? Why or why not? Has your
confidence changed as you have gotten older? How? How do you think people develop
confidence? Why is it important to develop confidence in life? Which Essential Skills are most
associated with confidence? Why?
Give an example.
Journal #4: CREATIVITY
“Creativity is the ability to create things, usually in an imaginative way – one doesn’t have to
be an artist to be creative.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain. Which
Essential Skills are related to being creative?
Provide 2-3 examples.