Before it functions, anything is unlikely. That is what entrepreneurs are all about: doing what some say is difficult.”
“It’ll never fit,” Rick said after seeing Bill’s special body care product line.
“How do you plan to succeed under the shadow of other businesses producing related products?” he politely inquired of Janet’s pal. “I don’t think so, Jonathan, an electronic gadget the size of a business card that holds 1000 tracks – I don’t think so…”
I’ve spent most of the month recruiting potential applicants – all of whom are entrepreneurs – for a year-long market growth initiative that begins shortly.
These 20 or so company owners are all competing for one of seven seats in my program because they believe in their product and have a strong vision, similar to the two listed above.
While listening to each empowered individual’s intimate, inspiring stories of building their businesses into successful and productive companies, I was struck by a handful of popular themes that exposed the glorious spirit of entrepreneurship.
An entrepreneur, in my opinion, is someone who not only represents ambition, zeal, and intent but also has the capacity to act – to see their vision come to life. Entrepreneurs have imagination, motivation, motivation, and invention, but most critically, they have the courage to find an opportunity and seize it, amid the world’s skeptics.
No, it is not easy to be an entrepreneur.
He claims that it is actually the values and thinking that make the difference, allowing you to be the warrior when dealing with the risks that come with becoming an entrepreneur. Here is my top five list of characteristics that I regularly see in real entrepreneurs, such as those that apply to my curriculum. Will you locate them inside yourself?
Be optimistic about the future and the success of your company.
Entrepreneurs, by default, see the universe as a half-empty glass. Any unfathomable force of nature appears to pervade the status quo and drag you (sometimes) kicking and screaming into the unknown. And if you, like anyone else, experience anxiety, you are able to overcome it and turn your attention to what is possible. Pat yourself on the back if you can remember when you did this.
Self-assurance, flexibility, and a desire to take chances.
What would it take to be at ease with risk? You are certain that you can land on your feet. That is one concept of assurance. Self-assurance breeds individuality – the knowledge that you have what it takes not only to blaze the trail but to navigate it solo (and you probably prefer it that way). You prefer and value freedom, but you still have the power to mobilize capital when necessary.
A good dose of common sense, friendship with fact, and the opportunity to recognize when you’re delusory. This is extremely important. How do you learn to tell the difference between naysayers and positive advice? It’s really interesting to hear the opposing viewpoint. Even if it is difficult to hear, you can discover something useful about your product or yourself. It’s possible to get wrapped up in your own enthusiasm and lose sight of the bigger picture.
A lot of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude get you to the hardest days. Bottom line: maintaining your vitality requires a constant reminder of your mission, motivation, and motivation. Your reconnection to your “why” will help you get past the waves of overwhelm, feeling stuck, and doom. When I ask entrepreneurs why they launched their companies, their eyes light up. It never ceases to amaze me. You have a basis for taking the risks and putting everything on the table. What exactly is it? Remember that and have a system to remind yourself of it on a regular basis.
Maintaining a constant balance between concentration and imagination. Both are required, but most people choose one over the other. Mostly, company owners start out with the intention of providing something to the community. It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of laying the groundwork and setting in place the structures required for a successful company. On the other hand, being lost in the information will suffocate the flow of imaginative juice that keeps the company alive and. Which end do you choose, and what steps do you take to regain balance?
Really, telling an entrepreneur “never” can be the greatest gift you can offer them. Perhaps the unrelenting desire to show a chance, to pick up the gauntlet and run with it, all the way to a great existence… and the bank, is the sixth trait that entrepreneurs share.
Imagine the possibilities… it’s the YOUR world!