We are all potentially entrepreneurs. We all have our unique personality traits with the essential entrepreneurial qualities embedded within us. We also have the ability to develop the skills to be entrepreneurial. We have to choose to elevate our qualities and focus on mastering the skills to start and learn from experience itself.
Whilst some are naturally inclined to be entrepreneurial, for others it’s a choice to become it. Entrepreneurial mind-sets are not born they are developed.
Entrepreneurial thinking is directly influenced and inspired by people, places and situations. They see problems as opportunities. A want or a desire is a possibility waiting to be fulfilled.
Whilst the underlying motivation to meet that need or develop an idea maybe monetary the reality is more about proving to yourself and others that it’s possible. The challenge to make a difference and improve life experience is the real motivator. The thought of potentially offering a product or service is to improve the experience of life is too tempting to resist.
Now for those who are risk aversive well they may falter in committing to the unknown and uncertain future. Yet it’s also possible that they may mitigate their risks with a fool proof plan and plough ahead too. The reality is that the “What if…possibility” is an inseparable part of a passion and dream that often won’t let you sleep at night.
It’s strange or perhaps not how the universe conspires through people, thinking, ideas and everyday scenarios to make things happen so that our entrepreneurial spirit can try and rise up deliver the possible. Entrepreneurism makes even the impossible possible. It’s always about a great good at the end.
Entrepreneurial Mindset includes…
1 Passionate, Energised and Inspired
“Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”
2 Empowered, Confident and willing to take Opportunities
“There is no such thing as luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity”
– Amy Hempel
3 Take ownership of your destiny
“The best way to predict the future is to create the future”
- Peter Drucker
4 Timely decision making and risk taking
“Only those who will rick going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”
– T.S. Elliot
5 Leadership & Vision
“Leadership is taking responsibility whilst others are making excuses”
- John C Maxwell
6 Discipline & Hard Work ethic
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”
- Thomas Eddision
7 Being adaptive, Continuous Learning & Curiosity
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”
- Nelson Mandela
8 People & Happiness
“The greatest happiness for the greatest numbers”
– Vedic principle
What other qualities and skills to entrepreneurs need to be successful?
This list is not definitive it’s infinite like the entrepreneurial mind.