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Nobody is born an entrepreneur.
But it is no accident either, they are driven there. It's about being compelled to be part of something bigger than you and being ready to do whatever it takes to achieve that success.
How “cut out” you are as an entrepreneur depends more than anything on your perspective.
In my experience, both as a business owner and as a coach, I have gathered some common mantras about the very successful one. The following considerations will help you put yourself in a mood that will ultimately lead you to find your own success.
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They know their "why"
It is important to understand exactly what is driving your efforts.
In many ways, your goal is your foundation for success. So take the time to identify the reason for your activities: What motivated you to start your own business? What drives you What is your reason for getting up in the morning? Do you want to change the world Generate income? Both?
For most, it's not just about money, it usually goes further. What do you want the money for? Is it freedom and the ways it could buy you? Is It Financial Security For Your Family?
Is it your passion to help others succeed? Are you using your skills to create something unique that people will love? Finding a way to generate 80,000 a year so you can afford a stress-free lifestyle? Whatever it is, grab it. Passion will ignite your dream. It also gives you the motivation to keep going when things get tough.
They realize that ready is a lie
You will never be ready to be an entrepreneur – at least not fully ready.
You see it all the time: Budding business owners are turning their wheels. You are ready to go, but you cannot. This is because they are waiting for an ideal opportunity or an unattainable level of perfection before starting.
But with this attitude you will wait a very long time.
"Ready is a lie," said Angie Lee, marketer, speaker, and founder of The Angie Lee Show, a world-class personal development podcast.
"You could have all the skills, all the training, you could have a double master in business, but if you are scared to start and you're scared of getting messy and scared of jumping, nothing will ever happen."
The journey is full of pitfalls, hurdles and setbacks. Don't be fooled: you don't have to fix every aspect of your life before you can begin. Perfection in both your personal and business life is a myth. To be successful, you have to get out of the perfectionist mindset. Done is better than perfect.
The same concepts also apply to idea validation. We all know how important it is to validate an idea before we execute it, but how much validation is it?
"If you wait until you're 100% sure, you've waited too long," said Jake Clarke, founder of For The Love of Craft Beer. "Familiarizing yourself with calculated and well-informed risks is critical to success."
Related: Validate your business idea – quickly – with these 5 steps
You are result oriented
How motivated are you to succeed?
CEOs relentlessly strive for success. No matter what obstacles arise, they keep going. Sure, sometimes they waver from their original idea and sometimes they get knocked off their feet. But this is what sets successful people apart from everyone else: They keep getting up.
This is because they are result oriented. Successful people have tremendous clarity about their goals. They have defined what they want to do, know what they are looking for, and can use these opportunities with tremendous discipline. Because of this, they have the drive to get their chores done no matter what.
They see impossibilities as opportunities
Next, you want to adopt a healthy view of failure. I see that all the time in Fortune 500 perennials.
"An entrepreneurial mindset means that I now see opportunities that I saw only impossibilities, and I am convinced that pursuing those opportunities will definitely lead to a profit – even if that profit is the lesson of failure," explains Natalie Davison, marketer, speaker and co-founder of Marrow Marketing. "When you get there you will see that fear can turn into possibility and this is a really powerful place for your spirit to live in."
Instead of seeing roadblocks as a sign that you are not a business owner or an indicator that something is wrong, just see them for what they are: temporary setbacks along the way. We will all encounter them, but it depends how we respond to them. Your ability to see beyond these roadblocks and navigate your way through them as a problem solver will help you be successful.
They realize that habits are everything
Much of a business owner's success can be traced directly to their daily habits.
Consistency is your currency.
The more you show up, the more you push your way through the tough days, tough decisions, and everyday life, the more resilient you become. You need to take steps to establish overall goals and then break those goals down into smaller, doable, and consistent steps that will help you achieve those goals.
This means going into action mode to build your new habit and find a routine that works for you. These consistent daily actions will move you forward every day. It doesn't have to be massive changes all at once, but over time good habits will shape you.
Related: Four Ways to Build Better Habits
They understand their worth
Finally, but perhaps most crucially, successful people understand their worth.
People see us through the lens that we see ourselves. This is because how we look at ourselves affects our actions and interactions with others. If someone else can say that you have no confidence in your abilities, why on earth should they trust you?
The good news, however, is that you can build confidence. Start by banishing the ubiquitous Cheat Syndrome. that nagging feeling that we are inadequate or somehow unqualified. You can do this by identifying exactly what you are bringing to the table in terms of value and highlighting the areas where you excel. Which projects are you interested in? Where do you create the greatest added value? How do you stand out from the others? Make these things part of your identity. Specialize in them.
With this trust you can evaluate yourself accordingly and promote yourself in such a way that people appreciate what you have to offer. Having confidence in your abilities will inspire others to have confidence too.