SheEO Mindset

Module 1

SheEO Mindest.mp4

SheEO Venture - Emily Bland, Founder of SucSeed

According to research, successful entrepreneurs have a mindset made up of seven factors: achievement, focus, autonomy, optimism, magnetism, internal locus of control and resilience. This quiz will help you identify your strengths and give you practices to build up your SheEO mindset.


    1. Watch the video above and meet SheEO Venture, Emily Bland of SucSeed!
    2. Take the quiz by clicking on the "SheEO Mindset Quiz" button below
    3. Once submitted, you'll receive an email from with your results and Takeaway Activities to practice before moving onto Module 2
    4. Refer back to this page for deeper explanations, takeaway activities and resources

You've completed the SheEO Mindset Quiz, What's Next?

Which categories did you have the most check marks in?

These are your strengths, which you can use no matter what you choose to do. You might choose to strengthen them even more to make them a superpower.

Which did you have the least in?

Would you like to get better at a particular one? When you read the description, did one stand out and make you think “I’d like to be more like that?” (Don’t choose more than one—that’s a recipe for not doing any!)


According to research, successful entrepreneurs have a mindset made up of seven factors. Look at the boxes you checked and read what your answers mean.

Achievement orientation: a preference for challenge and a strong personal drive for accomplishment of more, harder goals. (Questions 1-3)

Focus: the capacity to keep your attention on something and see it through to completion despite obstacles, rather than jumping from one thing to another. (Questions 4-6)

Autonomy: a desire to do things your own way and a lower need for approval from others that allows you to go against the crowd. This one can be especially challenging for people socialized as womxn and girls, and gender non-conforming people, as it requires us to stop seeking other people’s approval or worrying about what “they” think of you. (Questions 7-9)

Optimism: a sense of hopefulness and confidence about the successful outcome of what you’re striving for, which gives you the ability to try new things, attempt difficult tasks, and take risks. (Questions 10-12)

Magnetism: the ability to engage people with your passion and vision that rallies support for your ideas. (Questions 13-15)

Internal locus of control: the belief you can have a positive effect on the world around you through your efforts and learn what you need to in order to make a difference. (Questions 16-18)

Resilience: the ability to bounce back quickly from setbacks and keep on going. (Questions 19-21)

Takeaway Activity

Take a look at the qualities where you have the least amount of check marks. Complete one (or more) of the activities below in reference to these qualities! If you’d like a deeper dive, we’ve also suggested books and articles that you might want to read for each.


Key Resources

A preference for challenge and a strong personal drive for accomplishment of more, harder goals.

Read Getting Things Done by David Allen and/or check out his website for other resources including an app:

When you feel like giving up on something in the next two weeks (homework, a sport, a difficult conversation), take a deep breath and challenge yourself to stick with it for five more minutes.

Watch these 6 Ted Talks on improving focus:

By next meeting, do one thing without consulting your friends beforehand.

Read Trusting Yourself by SheEO Venture Development Guide coach MJ Ryan, as well as Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

Every day between now and when you meet again, make a list of what went well in your life. It could be something you did or something that happened to you. (And you must write at least one thing per day!)

Read 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People by David Mazzapelle.

Talk to three people about something you care a lot about and let your excitement show!

Read Talk Like Ted and consider joining the debate club or starting your own school’s Toastmasters, where you get to practice public speaking.

Talk to at least one adult about the biggest mistake they ever made at work and what they learned from it.

Read Mindset by Carole Dweck and check out her website – the best resource out there for understanding how to look at life as a learning journey that you can get better and better at.

Throughout the next two weeks, any time something doesn’t go your way, ask yourself, what could be right about what’s happening even though I don’t like it? For instance, I got sick but that gives me a chance to chill out on the couch.

Check out Surviving Change You Didn’t Ask For by SheEO Venture Development Guide MJ Ryan and Bouncing Back by Linda Graham.