Personal Vision Statement
LESSON 1 - THE POWER TO CHOOSE - / Influence / React vs. Respond / Locus of Control / Vision: The Power to Choose
LESSON 2 - RECOGNIZING OPPORTUNITIES - In Search of Opportunity / Problems are Opportunities /Simple Solutions / Opportunistic Adaptation / Prior Work Experience / Enthusiastic and Somewhat Inexperienced / Inventor as Entrepreneur / Fatal Assumptions
LESSON 3 - IDEAS INTO ACTION - Barriers to Entry / Lack of Money / Bootstrapping / Proof of Concept / Lack of Time / Lack of Experience / Fear / Re-inventing Work
LESSON 4 - PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE - Power of Knowledge / Learning Defined / The "Aha" Moment / Planning for Success / A Word of Caution / Knowledge as a Barrier / Learning Redefined
LESSON 5 - CREATING WEALTH - Wealth Perceived / Wealth Defined / Spending vs. Investing / The Credit Trap / An Entrepreneur's Approach
Midterm Presentation
LESSON 6 - BUILDING YOUR BRAND - Brand Defined / Defining Your Brand / Communicating Your Brand / Building Your Brand / Confidence
LESSON 7 - CREATING COMMUNITY - Community Defined / The Value of a Network / Who is in Our Network? / Crossing the Chasm / Building a Success Network
LESSON 8 - THE POWER OF PERSISTENCE - Focus on What You Have / Slow and Steady Wins the Race / Willing to go the Distance / Imagine Something Greater / Adversity is an Advantage / Nothing is Easy / A Poor Kid with Poor Beliefs / Create Your Own Reality
Final Presentation
Success Mindset Analysis- Final Essay

Course Introduction

Course Introduction

The introductory lesson offers a brief overview of the eight life lessons, an introduction to several of the Ice House Entrepreneurs as well as a look beneath the surface to examine some of the most commonly held myths about what it really takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. We’ll also introduce some basic concepts about entrepreneurship that are essential to understand.

  • What You Will Learn A brief description of each of the eight life lessons.

  • Introduction to the Ice House Entrepreneurs We’ll introduce several of the Ice House Entrepreneurs who will describe in their own words the opportunities they found, the challenges they faced and the valuable lessons they learned along the way.

  •  Unraveling the Mystery Are entrepreneurs born with a unique ability or is entrepreneurship something that we can learn? We’ll examine the myths and explore the reality of what it really takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.

  • Mindset Defined What exactly is a mindset? The mindset may be the most important aspect of entrepreneurship, yet it may also be the most often overlooked and widely misunderstood. We’ll define the term in a way that is actionable to an aspiring entrepreneur.