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Navigating Entrepreneurship by Larry Jacobson

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CHAPTER 10

Live With Passion

The ninth key to being a successful entrepreneur is to live with passion. Its importance is underestimated and sometimes it is confusing as to what passion means. I like to break passion into two categories.

  1. Passion for what you do.
  2. Passion for how you do something.

Let’s start with passion for what you do. Are you filled with joy, eagerness, and enthusiasm for what you do daily? How about for your entrepreneurial idea? Do you love it? Does it show to others? Passion means wanting something—how badly do you want it? Do you walk with slumped shoulders and a frown? Or with your shoulders lifted and a smile because you’re excited about what you’re doing? I happen to know that you’re passionate about being a leader ...

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