Chicago Vision Shares: What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Michael Jordan?

Director of Chicago Vision, Matthew Goodchild says, “Chicago has become a business hotspot and over the past few years and business has tremendously grown.” With that in mind, what better way than to share some inspiration from Chicago’s greatest athlete, Michael Jordan. What exactly can young, aspiring, and current entrepreneurs learn from His Airness? Chicago Vision has agreed that not only was Jordan great at sports — but he was a very savvy businessman with exceptional ideas that still stand today. Let’s take Air Jordans for example; ever since 1985 Jordan captivated the crowd with his skills and moves in his shoes. He made it seem like if you bought these shoes, you could fly just like him! The vision introduced with creativity created a signature brand that still stands today. That’s the kind of drive Chicago Vision encourages for our team and for other entrepreneurs to have.

Throughout the years, Jordan has shared his insight and motivated individuals to dedicate yourself in whatever your goals are. Here are 3 Michael Jordan quotes to inspire you!

“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.”

This attitude lead Michael Jordan to never settle for anything other than the best. He created himself to be an icon through this view. Many entrepreneurs have self-doubt and get a tad bit insecure when it comes to competition. However, the goal is to be confident, have a strong mindset and know what sets you apart, use that to your advantage.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

At Chicago Vision, we believe team work makes a dream work. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you stand alone. Your ideas will only take you so far. But implementing them requires a team, advisors, and most importantly, customers. You should be able to work together and create a balance with one another for the vision to be successful. 

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.”

6 NBA championships don’t happen without leadership qualities. Michael Jordan knew that in order to make something happen, whether it was sports or his business; hard work, diligence, and teamwork are required. This applies to entrepreneurs in many ways. When dealing with the business world, you must know to inspire others. Why should people believe in your vision? In finding that out and actively doing so you will “make it happen.”