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Good news! Guess what? Someone wants to be an entrepreneur. Great ideas, well designed business plans! Great expectations yeah? But before you take a leap off that cliff, before you make that final decision on becoming your own boss. Here are a few facts you might want to consider.
An Entrepreneur: Someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
Entrepreneurs are contrarian value creators, they see economic value where others see heaps of nothing, they see business opportunities where others see only dead ends and obstacles. But of all the factors that must influence one’s decision to be an entrepreneur, the desire of making huge returns in a short while should be ruled off the list why? Because if you go into entrepreneurial venture with the sole aim of making money, you’d discover that the business will not stand the test of time. So entrepreneurs who want to succeed would usually, want to make a difference in people’s lives not just to add an extra cash to their bank balances. So before you go into that business, here’s a list of what you traits ought to have.
1. Take Risks.
Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure. Michael Bloomberg, a renowned financial investor was the age of 39, fired from the only full-time job he ever had. Not too long after that, he took a big risk and began his own company based on an unproven idea. Everyone thought the business would fail. But his business idea was simple-making financial information available to people, right on their desktops. This was before the advent of desktop computers. If your passion is so strong and you feel the need to be extra motivated. Picture yourself doing what you’d love to do. There power in imagination. In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail – and you must have the courage to go for it anyway.
2. Create Your Own Luck.
Luck plays a part in success, but the harder you work, the luckier you get. Whatever you choose to do, even if it’s not the job of your dreams, always work hard at it. Be the first person at work in the morning and the last to leave at night. Hard work creates opportunities where your resume cannot. Sometimes, human efforts can trigger unexpected miracles. Be sure to be steadfast, creative and have a positive attitude in all you do, in that way you’d get connected to success unexpectedly.
3. Be Persistent.
There’s this saying that persistence is stubbornness with purpose. Really true! Persistence really does pay off. While starting an outfit could be really challenging and tedious, you have to be tenacious, know your target audience – and walk the hallways with them even to get their attention! When you repeatedly do something, it becomes a part of you and before you know it, it begins to get registered in the subconscious minds of people Even after making series of presentation, meeting, calls and you are not given prompt, attention and /or replies, don’t get tired! The third attempt in everything always gives hope for more efforts. Day after day, keep working to build relationships with potential customers. Learn about the audience for your product and explore available platforms to showcase your handiwork.