What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur
4 Simple but Effective Techniques of Entrepreneurs
Written by Ashwin Satyanarayana for Gaebler Ventures
Successful entrepreneurs are perhaps the first source of priceless lessons for all of us. Would you like emulate successful entrepreneurs and make their success yours? What do you think they did differently from scores of others who tried but failed? Read on
Entrepreneurs are made of something else most others aren't made of -- they are made of tough stuff that makes them sustain the rigors of the rough tides that are a part of their daily lives.
They go through uncertainty every single day and they don't even know what's coming their way. Armed with an idea, passion and a bullish attitude towards their business, they set paths others can emulate and learn from. Here are four simple but highly effective entrepreneurial habits you can emulate:
There is an idea everywhere
One of the quintessential habits of successful entrepreneurs is their ability to keep thinking all the time, be aware of their surroundings, and look for an entrepreneurial opportunity at every junction of their daily lives. Not a single day passes without thinking, talking out or discussing ideas with others or some fellow entrepreneurs in the making (or even those who already started businesses).
I will go and get what I want; not wait for things to happen to me
Truly, go-getting small business owners are typically much like result-oriented sales people; they have the habit of going out to get something for themselves and not wait for others to open up, buy or whatever it is that a small business is looking for. This "go-getting" habit is ingrained in some small business owners - naturally or by practice and experience. Most of whatever is happening in an entrepreneurs' life is because they set things into motion; they make it all happen.
Knowledge is power - I don't care if that statement is clichéd
It's clichéd; but it matters. Entrepreneurs who have been there and done that have all banked on the efficacy of timely and solid information to keep their businesses afloat. This knowledge comes from a wide variety of activities these business owners do each day -talking to those in the know, taking help from professionals and experts, or reading voraciously. They operate their business, market their products and services and act. Everything that they do is based on strong knowledge alone. Sometimes, this knowledge transcends boundaries and plays on a sub-conscious level that we know as "gut-feeling".
I am here to win but I got here by losing
No entrepreneur plays to lose in the industry, but most people don't realize that almost all of them got there by losing. They fall down, dust themselves and get up. They just don't understand how "giving up" works. They do plenty of mistakes -sometimes expensive ones - but they just forge ahead and bash-on regardless. Led by pure confidence on matters relating to themselves and other external affairs, they just know how to roll boulders and gather moss.
Ash has an undergraduate degree in engineering and an MBA from Ohio University. Today he is a corporate trainer, business coach and a freelance writer.
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