Practice Entrepreneurial Gratitude

Practice Entrepreneurial Gratitude

Practice Entrepreneurial Gratitude


While there are seasons to give thanks, research indicates that practicing gratitude every day is good for your soul, if not your business.

Here's how to get into the habit of giving thanks and the case for practicing gratitude at work.

While you are at it, here are some other entrepreneurial habits you should practice.

The entrepreneurial mindset has a lot of moving pieces and thankfulness should be one of them. For example, be thankful for :

  1. The progress of science that resulted in sequencing a new virus in a few weeks and creating a vaccine in relatively few months. Think about living (and dying) during the time of the great plagues in London in 1665 with no hope in sight
  2. Freedom
  3. Luck
  4. The opportunities created by change
  5. The people who brung you to the dance
  6. The person that you are
  7. Mistakes and failure
  8. The people who read what you write
  9. Those who give you the gift of showing you your blind spots
  10. Your power
  11. Your ability to reason and deal with things when something bad happens
  12. The magic of compound interest

What's on your entrepreneurial gratitude list? Do you want to express your gratitude for being able to do what sickcare entrepreneurs do? Join SoPE in addressing food insecurity as one of the social determinants and DONATE HERE.

Practice virtuous entrepreneurship and go do your good deed for the day.

Digital Health Entrepreneurship is available on Amazon and Springer.

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs.

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  • Samuel Gil

    Wise words !!

  • Holly McCrae

    Thanks for the reminder

  • Kenneth Wilkin


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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA

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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at and and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.


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