Are you an entrepreneur?
Who are you?
Since the beginning of human existence, we’ve tried to define what makes us who we are.
Many have approached this question with different perspective and angles, be it logical reasoning, religion or philosophy.
We learn many things through these great people even though they differed in the route that they used.
What is interesting is … the huge amount of similarities produced.
Out of all them, I’ve selected three most common.
These 3 aspects are the main components in defining who we are. But, it’s what stems off these components that’ll answer the burning question.
Are you an entrepreneur?
What does it take to be an entrepreneur?
The term entrepreneur is usually associated with business, but in business; your definition of this word broadens as you gain more experience. And for that to happen, you need a solid foundation that’ll support you on your rocky journey.
– someone who works for themselves
– someone who creates a new business or a enterprise
– someone who does not have a boss
– someone who satisfies customer needs
– someone who is responsible for the business succeeding or failing.
These examples given are some basic foundations which can be used to expand your perspective as you develop and gain more experience as a entrepreneur.
Now, let’s look at some definitions of experienced entrepreneurs.
“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.
Taking a leap of faith in order to attain success, that’s what a entrepreneur is about.- Quickndirect.
Qualities of an entrepreneur
Now, lets look at some qualities that are essential to have in order to be a entrepreneur by categorizing it under knowledge, physical abilities and passion we can have a much clearer picture of what we can expect.
-understand customer needs
-to have knowlege of certain markets which are relevant to your business
-understand qualities of a leader
-know your competition
– ability to be innovative
– hard working
– coping with new situations
– team working skills
– meet customer needs.
– willing to adapt to new situations
– willing to take risks in order to attain success for the business
– eager to succeed
– high level of motivation.
In conclusion the answer to this question is based on your understanding which is used
to measure the level of satisfaction attained from your mind, body and soul.
If you believe you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, build your enterprise and build your legacy starting from now.
And remember; “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done”-