Entrepreneurship comes with a lot of benefits. Not only does it boost one’s confidence, but it also enables you great financial growth, flexibility and a lot of freedom. However, entrepreneurship has also its shadow sides. Beneath the glory you often find sleepless nights, hard work, stress and huge periods of loneliness. Are you meant to be an an entrepreneur? Here are 4 signs that could trigger your entrepreneurial mindset.
Do It Yourself
This reminds me of the presentations we held back in school. I was always the type of person that liked to do everything by myself. It’s not a positive attribute, but it’s part of entrepreneurship. This is a quality a leader or business owner will need to acquire. Self-doers aren’t people who think others suck, they just like to do everything by themselves because they have a clear vision of how the result should be. No matter how precise you explain a task to someone, you’ll have to make a few changes in the end because no one understands you better than you understand yourself.
On the other hand, it’s also a sign of independence. Self-doers don’t care if others are willing to help them. If you want to work with them, then both of you can benefit. If not, they’ll get it done without you.
You Work Hard
To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge. – Summer Sanders
Most of the time, those who work the hardest are rewarded the most. I’m aware that many people can only work hard when it comes to reaching their own goals, but that’s not how it works. You have to be willing to work harder than anyone else in every situation so that you can be greater than anyone else!
You Want To Be Great
This is a very important question. Do you want to become rich so that you can drive a fancy car or do you want to create something great? Do you want to see your name on the wall of a big company or are you satisfied as long as you make enough money? This is what separates entrepreneurs from average supervisors. Both of them might study the same field, get the same degrees but have different visions. While people with the supervisor mentality want to work in a good position in a big company and enjoy stability, entrepreneurs are willing to risk everything so that they can create their own empire. They aren’t interested in being hired by others. They want to be the head of a company they created, It’s not only about vision, it’s also a matter of ego. Would you rather conquer an empire or build one?
“No” Isn’t In Your Dictionary
If you really want something, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn
There’s always a way, that’s what entrepreneurs believe. I noticed this when I was doing my apprentice. During the Information-Technology class, a friend of mine asked if there was a way to build a computer which works with its own digital intelligence. This question started a big discussion within the class. A few students joined, but there were others that didn’t care at all. I’m aware that not every IT specialist wants to do the same in future, but we’re all in the same field. This happened 3 years ago, but my friend still believes that there’s a way. If he can’t do it, he’ll hire someone to do it. That’s the stubborn mindset of an entrepreneur.