Curiosity serves the entrepreneurial bunch well. Individuals on the lookout to make something that the world hasn’t seen before,
to be better put as entrepreneurs can belong to any background, race, gender, and nation.
But how do you know one when you see one? Well, some of their everyday habits: They wake up with the sun. They’re the first ones to make it to the office and are often seen working late.
They are part of many large networks and circles and have the super human power to leave no stone unturned no matter the task at hand.
Dell’s Ingrid Vanderveldt who we know as entrepreneur-in-residence, investor and media personality shared an unvarying opinion of entrepreneurs that:
\”Entrepreneurs are barrier breakers whose optimistic view of the world combined with their creative thinking can address even the toughest of challenges, including the government\’s approach to innovatio\.”
As fancy it sounds, it’s true. The actions of entrepreneurs are the result of an agile mindset that leads them to believe that anything as orthodox as the visions and workings of government can be amended.
Their “to do” lists may be updated at all times but what causes the plinth of their progress to rise higher each day, are these individual perspectives they possess which serve as the fuel to their unstoppable engine. The prospects of all or any successful entrepreneur are not rock solid and bound to be all the same. In fact, they are highly adaptable and are subject to change as per one’s experiences, strengths, and weaknesses. Here, we dig deeper into these perspectives, and if any (or all of these) are in line with your philosophies, chances are you are on your way to breakthrough:
How to think like a successful Entrepreneur
1. Entrepreneurs see the glass half full:
While this may be a better approach in dealing with every new and upcoming challenge and hiatus, entrepreneurs are exceptional optimists. Though an obvious trait to mention, its importance cannot be overlooked. Better still, many individuals get quickly disappointed on a small setback. Once in the running, different people get associated with your idea/work. The biggest downside of losing faith in your effort is that it lets down all others working towards making YOUR idea great. So no matter what, entrepreneurs always find the light at the end of the tunnel, and their optimism bars never go flat.
2. All for One, One for All:
Successful leaders are known as the glue that holds their people together. Likewise, entrepreneurs bring about the high team game. They consider every team member necessary. They provide their team member the best place to work, so their productivity scale only increases. On the other hand, a negative disposition doesn’t take an entrepreneur very far, and here are two reasons why:
- A) They are known among the team as the terrible bosses, which eventually keep talented individuals away from joining in your venture.
- B) Under-staffed or staff with fewer potentials ultimately lead to deterioration of progress.
3. Opportunity Radar:
Entrepreneurs always seek opportunities in everything, even failures! They can make good out of meager and high out of good. Failures for entrepreneurs are chances to learn from. Agility in their approach helps them redeem from failures and setbacks. So Even a single poster in their bedroom speaks of their passion. They attend workshops, hear stories and are found in every heap and corner where they think they can get the knowledge on how to make things better. Not just this, they are always on the tip of their seats to seize the moment and make the best out of marketing and branding opportunities for their products.
4. Living on the Edge:
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis is on the tips for all business ventures. Entrepreneurs work hard to assess at all times the risks and failures they may encounter as they may move forward with their plans. They don’t back down in front of challenges, instead, embrace them. They analyze in time what resources they have in store and how much can they invest in ideas that may not always promise positive returns or profits. They might not have tricks under their sleeves, but they sure know how to take calculated risks or make investments decisions that could prove fruitful in the long run.
5. Future Inclinations:
Even with so much going on, successful entrepreneurs always know what follows suit. They always have plans for the futures. The worries of risk management and limited resources don’t bound them to plan moves periodically, or only when they are required. They not just think but also put in incessant effort to achieve today, what can be done tomorrow. They are always focused and have set milestones in advance, so not only them but also their team knows what to expect next.
6. You Don’t Always Play by the Rules:
When you want to be your boss, you make the rules but break them on a regular basis. The experiences of an entrepreneur are not bound to be in line with those who have already made something extraordinary. They might not play by the rules, but they sure know how to achieve greatness. The CEO of FinePoint Digital PR, MeridethFineman, seconds with this prospect of an entrepreneurial mind, in her words: “It’s hard for me to relate when people can’t wait for the week to be over or can’t wait to rush out of the office for Happy Hour. My job is never done, nor do I want it to be. That’s not to say that I never do things for pleasure, but I am constructing my life and not constricting it based on someone else’s ideas or standards.”
What we discussed are some of the pervasive yet essential components of the mindset of a successful entrepreneur. One’s perspectives are bound to impact their actions, and in turn, determine to what heights they can elevate their ideas. So if you are an entrepreneur in the making, have a read, and analyze how many of them do you still not possess and which ones are still to be honed.