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Let’s Be Inspired

One of the many reasons why I love college way more than high school is the variety of exciting courses offered to students. This semester, I’m taking a 2-unit entrepreneurship elective called The Entrepreneurship Mindset: Taking the Leap (BAEP 470). Taught by professor Dave Belasco, this course, simply put, invites prominent figures to talk about their personal stories and share their successes with us. You may recognize some of these names: Pete Carroll, Cindy Crawford, and Josh Berman. That’s right, these people, among many others, have spoken to my class this semester.

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Pete Carroll, middle, with a surprise appearance from Will Ferrell, left.

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Cindy Crawford.

What makes this course different from typical speaker events is how relevant it is to us students. When each speaker comes to talk, they use their personal stories to craft a philosophy that we can all personally relate to and use for ourselves. When Pete Carroll spoke, he talked about his philosophy called Win Forever, which consisted of three rules: (1) Always protect the team; (2) No whining, no complaining, no excuses; and (3) Be early. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that he had just won the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks, but his talk was truly inspirational. That’s why I love this course – for its ability to inspire students like me.

 

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Posted on March 29, 2014 by Brendan

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