How do you define entrepreneurship? Having an “entrepreneurial spirit” can mean different things to different people. John Offerdahl, the CEO of Offerdahl’s Cafe Grill and former Miami Dolphins linebacker, has a succinct philosophy of entrepreneurship: someone who works to find the diamond in the rough. In his interview with ENTREPRENEURradio, he says that when starting a business, he and his wife “entered a world of crap [and]…dug our way out to find the jewel.” That jewel was Offerdahl’s Cafe Grill, which serves bagels and healthy barbeque items seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – a surprising endeavor for a former football player to undertake. Opening a restaurant is difficult no matter who you are, but John Offerdahl experienced some rather unique branding issues from the get-go. Originally, Offerdahl’s was a bagel shoppe in South Florida, which presents its own challenges, but ever since re-branding into a “healthy grill,” the business has faced problems with convincing customers to try foods outside of the bagel. But those challenges don’t deter Offerdahl from finding success. “Every day since we opened our first business, it’s been challenge after challenge – but opportunity after opportunity,” Offerdahl says. He had a dream to be the “Gridiron Griller,” and he’s made his dream a reality through dedication to his vision. John Offerdahl’s story reminds us that we should follow our dreams, even when they seem unachievable. It also reminds us that we should never discourage others from doing the same. To hear more of John Offerdahl’s entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he imparts along the way, listen to his interview on ENTREPRENEURradio.org. ENTREPRENEURradio provides you with what you need to know to envision, build, grow and scale your business. Jump in the conversation and join us in spreading the word; “Like” us onFacebook, “Follow” us on Twitter, and add us on Google+.