Journal #5: PERSEVERANCE
“Perseverance is the determination that pushes us to keep going.” Describe someone you
know who demonstrates this characteristic. Provide an example of when they demonstrated
perseverance. Which Essential Skill were they using when demonstrating perseverance?
Provide an example.
Journal #6: INITIATIVE
“Initiative is the readiness and willingness to start something. Self-motivation and the
willingness to take on a leadership role are also signs of someone who has initiative.”
Explain how initiative could be taught in school. Describe how a teacher could present a
lesson and an activity about initiative. Which Essential Skills is the teacher using to create and
present initiative as a lesson and an activity? Provide 3 examples.
Journal #7: INTEGRITY
“Integrity is the personal commitment to keep your promises, do what you say you’re going
to do and when you say you’re going to do it.” Why is integrity perhaps the most important
entrepreneurial characteristic that all people should possess? Give an example of how the use
of an Essential Skill and the lack of integrity could create a problem in the workplace.
Write a very brief story.
Journal #8: PASSION
“Follow your dream.” Entrepreneurs often explain that they are happy about what they do
because it is their passion in life. Entrepreneurial passion is defined as having great enthusiasm
for one’s ideas, company andvision. Brainstorm on your own using a mind-map and come up
with one thing you are or have been passionate about. Add to
that mind-map all the ideas associated with bringing that
passion to a reality as a business. Let your dreams come true
with this activity! Which Essential Skills did you use for this
activity? Give examples to support your claims.