Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, they come from anywhere and everywhere. They do not have any type uniform as they do in the army, to distinguish them apart. Then what is it in an entrepreneur that sets him apart? What is it in an entrepreneur that makes us all look up to them?
It is the way entrepreneurs think that makes them stand apart. The common notion about entrepreneurs is that they are someone who started their own business. This fact is surely true, but this is definitely not the only defining characteristic of an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have a definitive way of thinking. Their way of thinking is known as the entrepreneurial mind-set.
It is this mind-set that becomes the source of success for the entrepreneurs. It drives every aspect of the entrepreneur’s life, including their job and interpersonal relationship. The way entrepreneurs perceive life and its myriad problems are very different from the way others perceive their life. No wonder successful entrepreneurs like Sebastian Greenwood are seen to think differently and feel inspired by H.G. Wells quote, “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today”.
There are six aspects that define the entrepreneurial mind-set:
Entrepreneurs have a set goal from a very young age. Setting a goal is the first step towards setting up a business. As Sebastian Greenwood quotes Mark Twain, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started”. The zeal to materialize these goals is what takes the entrepreneurs forward. Also, entrepreneurs know very well that they are responsible for their own decision – whether good or bad.
Critical Thinking And Problem Solving Ability
Entrepreneurs are good analysts. They can easily perceive a situation, analyse its critically and accordingly come up with a problem solving solution. They can see challenges and opportunities in their component parts and this makes it very easy for them to find a solution to a problem.
Ability To Move Forward In Life
Employees in general are seen to remain inside the box and never indulge in innovative thinking. But entrepreneurs are different. They always come up with new ideas that are out of the box and challenging. Also, even if their ideas fail initially they do not get stuck upon the failure, but rather see failure as the stepping-stone.
Doing Things Differently
If you work for someone else you are not allowed to do things your way, not allowed to break rules. This is indeed very limiting for the entrepreneur. They do not abide by rules and hence like to be their own boss.
Communication And Collaboration
Entrepreneurs sell their ideas and therefore will have to be good communicators. They also need to collaborate in a group as no business can be successful without seamless teamwork.
Love For One’s Work
Last but not the least, entrepreneurs love their work. It is after all their own brainchild and hence they have immense compassion for it.
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