Discovering the Entrepreneur in You

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, we explore the exciting world of entrepreneurship. You'll learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and start thinking like one. Remember, every big change starts with a simple idea!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding Entrepreneurship:
    • Be Inspired by Simon Sinek: Watch an engaging video by Simon Sinek, a renowned author, who talks about what it means to be an entrepreneur.
    • Reflect and Relate: Understand that entrepreneurs are problem-solvers, and you too can be one with your unique ideas.
  2. Interactive Discussion:
    • Engage in Thought-Provoking Questions: After watching the video, join a group discussion to dive deeper into the concept of entrepreneurship.
    Outcome: By the end of this lesson, you'll have a clearer idea of what it means to be an entrepreneur. You'll start seeing problems as opportunities and understand that your ideas have the power to make a difference. Welcome to the first step of your entrepreneurial journey!


  1. Icebreaker Activity:
  2. Watch and Reflect:
    1. Watch the video "[Are you an entrepreneur? Simon Sinek.mp4]"
    2. Reflect on the message and how it resonates with your understanding of entrepreneurship.
  3. Group Discussion:
    1. Break into small groups and discuss the questions provided.
    2. Share your thoughts and listen to others' perspectives to broaden your understanding.
  4. Personal Reflection:
    1. Jot down your thoughts about what you've learned and how you see yourself as a potential entrepreneur.

Simon Sinek Video Discussion Questions:

What does Simon Sinek say about being an entrepreneur?

Who is an entrepreneur you admire, and why do they inspire you?

Think of two things in the world you wish were better. These can be products, services, or even social issues. What are they, and why do they matter to you?

Lesson 1 Summary: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

Key Takeaways:

  1. Entrepreneurship Defined: We explored the essence of being an entrepreneur through Simon Sinek's inspiring video. Remember, entrepreneurs are innovators and problem-solvers.
  2. The Entrepreneurial Mindset: You learned that thinking like an entrepreneur involves seeing problems as opportunities and believing in the value of your ideas.
  3. Inspiration and Aspiration: Discussing your favorite entrepreneurs helped you understand different paths to success and what makes an entrepreneur stand out.
  4. Personal Connection: Reflecting on two things you wish were better in the world, you began to think like an entrepreneur, identifying areas for improvement or innovation.

Moving Forward:

  1. Keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive! Continue to observe the world around you for problems that need solutions. Think about how you, as a budding entrepreneur, could address these issues. Stay curious, and remember, every great entrepreneur started with a simple idea and the belief in its potential.

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