Are you born an Entrepreneur or do you become one? That question is a lovely way to stir some quality debate at your next dinner party. The truth is entrepreneurs are both born and made. Guaranteed, if you watch Sam Altman’s How to Start a Start-Up Stanford classes you’re going to become a better entrepreneur. However, if you’ve got these 5 characteristics and qualities you’re already well on your way…
Top 5 Entrepreneurship Characteristics:
- Lifelong Learner – Successful entrepreneurs are lifelong students. Constantly seeking to improve themselves and others. They seek to understand all aspects of their business and competition.
- Risk Takers – Starting your business is a huge risk. Good entrepreneurs don’t mind that because they are calculated risk takers. They do their due diligence and decide if the risk is worth it.
- Goal Setter – They finish what they started. Entrepreneurs know that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. Once that goal is achieved, guess what? On to the next goal. Entrepreneurs have the longest checklists you’ll ever see.
- Marketing Master – Nobody knows your product better than you. The best entrepreneurs are masters at conveying why their product is a must-have.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein
- Competition Dominator – At the casino, the house always wins, because they have an edge. Entrepreneurs understand that mentality and give themselves every opportunity. Successful entrepreneurs play chess. They’re 5 moves ahead of you. They don’t mind losing small battles to win big ones.
So, are you a Lifelong Learning, Risk Taking, Goal Achieving, Guerilla Marketing, Competitor? Then you were probably born an entrepreneur. However, you can always become a better one — you lifelong student, you!
Did I miss a characteristic or do you think I nailed it? Let me know in the comments!