This entrepreneur thing is really not for everybody!
Yes I said so!
But don’t conclude too soon, it doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t be an entrepreneur.
The debate whether or not everyone has to be an entrepreneur; start a business (rendering a service or selling a product) in order to fulfil their dreams doesn’t seem about to end anytime soon.
Although it would be lovely if the world is full of creators, inventors and start-ups, but we all can’t be entrepreneurs. Because, everyone can’t follow the same path in life, more so you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to be all that you want to be. Several people have made a good living for themselves just doing a white-collar job; saved enough money and invested wisely.
So in the end, the world will always have two classes of people; entrepreneurs and the rest of the world.
Factually speaking, the economies of the world is largely sustained by the immense contributions of entrepreneurs to the economy.
Think of it, in ‘almost’ every economy of the world, you’ll find out that individuals, not the government has the major share of the Gross Domestic Product-GDP.
The world needs more entrepreneurs, more people who can create, innovate and also birth ideas that can better lives and in return enrich the visioners. This is what entrepreneurship is all about.
As the population of the world grows, there will be more need for houses, food production, job creation, etc and this global challenge can only be solved by Entrepreneurs.
Looking at the lives of prominent entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, Akiko Dangote, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Anik Singal Jack Ma, Robert Kiyosaki, Femi Otedola, Ajayi Olalekan, to mention but a few, the following things are common with all of them and will help you discover whether you are cut out to be an entrepreneur or not.
*Entrepreneurs are innately curious people- words of Business Magnate, founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson.
While this may not be a trait found in every entrepreneur, but every successful entrepreneur has an eagerness to learn something new.
If you have a flair for learning, chances are that you will excel as an entrepreneur.
*Entrepreneurs are hardworking.
It takes a level of perseverance and hard work to be an entrepreneur. Contrary to what people think, entrepreneurs give a lot of time and effort to their businesses especially at the early stages. If you are not lazy, chances are that you’ll succeed as an entrepreneur.
*Entrepreneurs are passionate about what they do.
It takes passion to keep doing the same thing everyday and not give up. If you are the type who can be passionate about something, you might have a future as an entrepreneur.
*Entrepreneurs have big dreams; dreams that are beyond themselves alone. Do you dream big like wanting to save the world?
Chances are that you have what it takes to birth and nurture a business idea.
*Entrepreneurs care about solving problems.
At the core of being an entrepreneur is your ability to identify a problem faced by many and to provide the solution or answer. If you have this attribute you are likely going to excel as an entrepreneur.
The list is endless, but I consider the following attributes strong signs that you might have what it takes to an entrepreneur.
However, unlike the caption of this article reads, entrepreneurs are not born, they are rather a product of many things-experience, exposure, education, society, etc. It therefore mean that with the right guidance and support, almost anyone can excel as an entrepreneur.
And need I mention again, that the world has many problems and locked somewhere in these problems are opportunities available for more creators, innovators and inventors. Moreover, coming with these opportunities is the key that can unlock your entire dream.
Do you think you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
Do you just desire to have something else doing that brings you income?
Do you have ideas already you think can change both the world of others and yours?
Or do you even have a business already you want to explore it’s potential to do more?
Visit our website @ www.theoptimaledge.com and send us a mail, let’s see how your idea can do more and be more.