The value of genuine entrepreneurial spirit

By Sinisa Bjedov, Erasmus Entrepreneurship Programme participant, 2018

“Entrepreneur in the true sense of the word”. 

Sinisa Bjedov, Erasmus Entrepreneurship Programme, 2018

This is one of the sentences I remembered from my tasks here in Sli Nua Careers to extract phrases from many CVs.

I did this because it helps our coaches write better CVs for clients.

A CV is very important in situations when you are searching for new opportunities in your life, a new job, a new space for you. Because space is destiny.

Your job defines much of your life, whether you like it or not. And you have the right to choose your life.

But, how can you do this? Better presentation of yourself is one of the ways. And this way of thinking is “entrepreneurial spirit”.

My brief experience here shows me that people in Ireland think this way. How to help others, how to be better in business. If I will be better and the others can do better, everything can be better for everyone.

Be better – this is the main thought in the heads of business people in Ireland. As Liam says, ‘every day is a school day’. It really is true.

Technologies are advancing and offering you many opportunities to change your business, to be more present, to provide a faster and better service to more customers.

I still see something very important in Ireland – people respect others. They respect someone else’s job and their efforts.

Sometimes, in business, there can be a tendency to believe that there is just one God – money. We see it in movies, but also in life. When people forget everything except money and do wrong things to each other to get the money.

I see that people in business in Ireland are focused on money but not in a bad way. Yes, they want to make money: but they also want to cooperate, to make money together. I have a sense that everything about business in Ireland is very transparent and honest.

Metaphorically speaking, people drive their own vehicle, but take care not to interfere with other

All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at Sunday School.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some…”

  • Robert Fulghum (there’s more from him if you search on Google).

When psychologists discuss happiness, they say we’re ultimately happy about the things that made us happy when we were kids.

And, if you think about it, you will see that it is not money.

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