Activity: Interest Inventory

What do you wake up wishing you could do each day? Play professional soccer? Build shelters for homeless animals? Invent the first time machine?

Entrepreneurs use knowledge of their unique passions, interests and strengths to solve problems. In this activity, you will tap into your unique passions, interests and strengths to begin thinking about problems you would like to solve!

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Key Takeaways

  • You need to understand your own passions and interests
  • Entrepreneurs work on things that are important to them

Your Turn

Use the Interest Inventory activity page or answer the questions in your Idea Journal. Answer the questions with as much detail as you can.

  1. What matters most to you? (Ex: spending time with family, making friends, helping others, caring for animals, protecting the environment)
  2. What do you wake up wishing you could do each day? (Ex: play video games, make pancakes, take photographs of puppies)
  3. Think about your wildest hopes and dreams. What would you change to make the world different? (Ex: What if I could start a ranch for homeless dogs? What if I could travel through time? What if I could breathe underwater?)
  4. What can people count on you for? What are your strengths? (Ex: organizing, Googling to find answers, making people smile)
  5. What do you need to work on? What are your weaknesses? (Ex: organizing, creating a budget, talking to strangers)
  6. Imagine yourself 50 years from now, talking to your grandchildren. What three “rules to live by” would you give to them?

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