30 Signs You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur
There are two types of people in the world.
Entrepreneurs and everyone else.
Entrepreneurs are people who create things.
Entrepreneurs are people who live on their own terms.
You might have what it takes to be an entrepreneur but never really knew if it was a possibility.
You may have had thoughts about starting your own business but never quite made the leap from the 9 to 5 into entrepreneurship.
You may have thought of various side hustle ideas but never brought them to life.
You may have second guessed whether or not you had what it takes when in reality, you had all the right signs.
In this post, I’m going to share with you the 30 signs that you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Comfortable In Isolation
Entrepreneurship requires nights alone doing things that no one else can do.
It requires moments alone and moments where you can motivate yourself without any assistance.
Entrepreneurs can think big picture.
Entrepreneurs can see what the future holds before it takes shape.
Tackle The Small Stuff
Entrepreneurs know how to sweat the small stuff.
Entrepreneurs embrace the idea of doing the little things so they can achieve the big things.
Wake Up Hungry
Entrepreneurs wake up with an itch to create value, build things and achieve their goals.
Read A lot
The more you learn, the more you earn.
If you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to make a commitment to reading lots.
Value Education Over Entertainment
Whether we’re talking about TV or Podcasts, entrepreneurs are more likely to consume content that helps them grow than content that makes them laugh.
Entrepreneurs place value on learning about the world around them and gaining insight around how they can be a better and more efficient entrepreneur.
Don’t Mind Being Uncomfortable
Entrepreneurs are people who know that you’re going to have to make tough choices and go through tough situations.
Entrepreneurs understand that there is a direct relationship between uncomfortable moments and success.
Value Hard Work
The best entrepreneurs aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty and putting in late nights.
Value Smart Work
The best entrepreneurs are willing to work hard but they’re more focused around working smart.
If you’re constantly looking for ways to be more effective and efficient; you’re more likely to find a competitive advantage.
Hate The Status Quo
The best entrepreneurs despise mediocrity.
Don’t Mind Failure
Entrepreneurs recognise that failure is a part of the journey and are willing to struggle a little to achieve a lot.
Passionate About Problems
The best entrepreneurs see something they hate and obsess over the solution.
Don’t Need To Be Liked
Entrepreneurs understand that they’ll often have to make decisions that ruffle feathers.
It’s challenging to become successful without pissing at least one person off and entrepreneurs understand and accept this reality.
Can Work From Anywhere
Whether it’s on a plane or in the back of a taxi – entrepreneurs have the ability and understand the importance of being able to work from anywhere, anytime.
Don’t Work Well With Authority
If you’re currently employed or you despise your manager, it’s likely that it’s time to look at kickstarting your very own side hustle.
A side hustle can be the first and biggest step towards writing a new chapter in your life.
If you’re someone who is constantly reading the business blog it’s obvious that you’re committed to personal and professional growth.
Are you someone who gives direction to all those around you?
If so, you’re showing a sign of delegation and leadership.
Two key traits that are found in the great entrepreneurs.
You’re a hustler
The best entrepreneurs embrace the hustle.
These individuals aren’t willing to be outworked under any situation.
These individuals are willing to make the phone calls that make other nervous or request the meetings that others think will be rejected.
The hustlers of the world are persistent when they see something they want and are determined to make dreams become realities.
Entrepreneurs don’t mind having a thoughtful debate.
Most entrepreneurs prefer thoughtful and deep conversations over meaningless chats.
Look For Plug Sockets Wherever You Go
It’s not an obsession.
It’s simply a requirement for finding the best seat at a coffee shop or airport.
WiFi Only Destinations
Entrepreneurs check for WiFi whenever they book travel.
It’s rare this day and age to find a place that doesn’t have WiFi in their hotel or villa but it’s possible.
Entrepreneurs always ensure that there’s WiFi or they’re going somewhere else.
Have A General Interest In People
The best entrepreneurs love people watching and love talking with people in situations that allow them to gain perspective about their life and personal perspective.
Hang Out With People Smarter Than You
The best entrepreneurs understand the value of their relationships and surround themselves with people who can help them grow.
Whether it’s through mentorship or conversations, the best entrepreneurs connect with people who can challenge their thinking and help them grow professionally and personally.
Live By Your Calendar
Entrepreneurs have things on the go day in and day out.
As a result, the best entrepreneurs have become glued to their calendars and use their calendars as a guideline for what they need to do from day to day.
Don’t Need Direction
Entrepreneurs don’t need a boss to tell them they need to go write a blog post.
Entrepreneurs don’t need a boss to tell them to send out thank you letters to customers.
Entrepreneurs don’t need direction from someone else to move their business forward.
Entrepreneurs understand that their time is the most valuable asset they own.
It’s the one thing that people will try to take from them week in and week out and the one thing they must protect as much as they can.
Entrepreneurs understand balance and if you’re working extremely hard, it’s often required to play extremely hard as well.
Always Looking For Opportunities
Entrepreneurs see opportunities for new businesses everywhere they go.
Whether it’s travelling around the world or simply browsing the web; entrepreneurs find problems quickly and look for solutions.
Research For Fun
Do you take time after having arguments with people to fact check everything?
If so, you’re obsession for the truth is a clear trait of what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
While most people despise the idea of doing something new, entrepreneurs embrace it.
Entrepreneurs enjoy change when it’s going to result in something better.