Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Topic of the Day: Enthusiasm

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." - Dale Carnegie

Enthusiasm is critical to being successful in business - and even more critical to being successful as an entrepreneur.

David Eson is the founder and owner of Isidore Foods which coordinates the purchasing, packaging and delivery of orders and established buying relationships with 40 local farms and businesses in the Pittsburgh area. In the clip that I chose to showcase enthusiasm, Eson discusses the passion that drove him to start and grow his own business. He states, "There's got to be a passion in your belly or in your heart or in your mind that you want to make a change, and you've got to seize the opportunity to do that. It's amazing what you can do."

That power of enthusiasm is not only limited to entrepreneurs getting a startup off the ground. According to Susan Youngblood, an HR Manager at IBM, there is incredible change that can happen when people bring an enthusiastic attitude to the corporate environment.

It is tough to keep that persistent enthusiasm going - especially in today's economy - but those who can will be the success stories of tomorrow.

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