An Entrepreneurship sets up an enterprise for profit motive and rightly so. But if you start your business with the ‘Show me the money’ attitude, rest be assured that you will not go very far!
Ever wondered why in the world of Entrepreneurship, some carve a niche for themselves and stand out from the crowd, while others, even though successful, have a mundane existence?
Well it all lies on certain qualities that an Entrepreneur may possess or the way certain activities are conducted by him/her. Here are special skills which you need to hone to become the Successful Entrepreneur.
Everybody has a certain goal in life which just refuses to go away or change. You must understand this goal to be the calling of your life. Write down this goal – It will time and again remind you, how important it is to achieve this goal and will not let you sleep till you achieve it and become a celebrated Entrepreneur.
Share your Dream with Right people – Law of Entrepreneurship
In this world of make belief, you should be able to distinguish between the good, bad and the ugly. Many Entrepreneurial dreams die a quite death because somebody labelled it ‘stupid’ and constantly put you down till you also started believing your dream to be stupid and chose to abandon it. Share your dreams with only those whom you trust and are actually the propellers of your life.
Find yourself a Mentor – Key Role in Entrepreneurship
Someone who has already been there after many trials and turbulence is the right person to advice you. Somebody who has been there and done with can impart some priceless wisdom which you can use to carve a niche for yourself. But you must be very clear about what you will gain from the mentor-men-tee relationship. This will determine whom you can tap for assistance. The right Mentor will always short-cut your leaning process and give you the push you need and help you to stay task focused.
Observe deeply and Practice Incessantly
An Entrepreneur must consciously set aside some quite time to take on board any new ideas, things to learn and allow your mind to wander. You never know what your ‘downtime’ can fetch your business! Similarly only incessant practice will make an Entrepreneur perfect. Short cuts have never helped anyone in life. It is only your endurance for more and more practice that will give you results.
Seek Challenges in Life
The yardstick of success of an Entrepreneur is measured by the challenges he/she has overcome. Never be scared to consciously seek challenges in your Entrepreneurial life. Remember challenges are not setback of life. They are simply life’s way of requesting you…to make full use of the resources and tools available with you to resolve them.
As an Entrepreneur you must have the skill set to select the right tool at the right time to overcome the challenge.
Welcome Criticism – Challenge in Entrepreneurship
In your journey as an Entrepreneur, be ready to welcome criticism from associates/stakeholders/clients/ and sometimes even friends and family. There will be people out, there highly critical of your product/service. You must possess the gall to take such criticism in your stride and take them positively. If praise motivates you, then criticism must stimulate you to do better and better, not the opposite. If you cannot accept criticism, then your ego is getting in the way of your best judgement.
Be Self Driven not Ego Driven
An Entrepreneur must be proud, confident, self assured but not ego driven. Be humble and let your feet be planted firmly on the ground. Let your actions and achievements speak for you, not your boating and bragging. The more you brag, the more will sound phony. Remember, it is the empty vessel which makes the most noise.
Carve a niche for yourself
An entrepreneur must try to find out his niche area. Each of us has a special ability, a quite story which sets us apart from others. Play around with this strength and craft your own persona. Of you try to become a carbon copy of some you admire, you will never be able to make a name for yourself. Remember, the original always looks better than the copy. So leave your idol on the pedestal to be admired from a distance.
What Goes Around Comes Back.
As an Entrepreneur, you must try and help and benefit others. Give whatever you have in abundance- your time. your service or knowledge to those who are badly in need of it. You will be amazed at what you stand to gain when you give it to others.
Value Learning over Money – Basics of Entrepreneurship
An Entrepreneur sets up an enterprise for profit motive and rightly so. But if you start your business with the ‘Show me the money’ attitude, rest be assured that you will not go very far! Instead show humility and value what you have learnt in your journey as an Entrepreneur. Money will follow you steadily and surely, if you apply what you have learnt.
Be thankful that you could become an Entrepreneur, be thankful that you could learn your failures, be thankful that you are at the receiving end of so many blessings and above all, be thankful that you are alive!
Gratitude always unlocks the fullness of your life and indeed will make you the celebrated “A Successful” Entrepreneur.