Can Anyone Be An Entrepreneur?
It seems like everyone is calling themselves an entrepreneur nowadays, simply because they desire to launch their business. But I really wonder if half of those people really understand what it really takes to actually be one.
An entrepreneur, in my humble opinion, isn’t just someone who plays around with the idea of launching a business. They are go-getters, not day dreamers.
Someone who daydreams a lot, tends to make a lot of excuses. They say things like, "One day I will start my business," or "When I have enough time then I will...," "When I have enough money then...," "When the economy picks up then I will…," or "When the kids grow up..." etc. You name it, they have an excuse for it.
The entrepreneur, on the other hand, doesn’t make excuses. They just get on with things regardless of their current situation.
Lack of time and limited resources does not stop them. In fact, it makes them even more determined to make things happens.
Entrepreneurs tend to focus more on serving their clients/customers to the best of their ability with what they have, right here, right now, rather than focusing on what they don’t have. They are very self-reliant, resourceful and know how to think outside of the box. They don’t need to be spoon-fed, nor do they need to be bullied into doing things that are not aligned to their core values.
I personally don’t think everyone automatically becomes an entrepreneur simply because they run a business. I think it actually has a lot to do with the kind of mindset that person has developed over the years.
Some people are more suited for coming up with business concepts and ideas, as opposed to actually running a business. An entrepreneur, on the other hand, has the capability of juggling all the various hats needed to run a business.
They know how to push themselves out of their comfort zone, takes risks, and are willing to do whatever it takes to make their business a success. They also are not easily offended. If anything, they embrace criticism because they love challenges and are willing to work on improving themselves.
In closing, nobody has all the qualities to be successful in life. It’s all a process. Keep in mind though, that some people obviously had a better start in life than others. Nevertheless, regardless of the upbringing or difficulties that you may or may not have experienced in life, I still believe that not everyone is called to be an entrepreneur or even a run a business.
What’s your views? Can anyone be an entrepreneur?
Note: This is an op-ed piece. Views expressed by the author may not reflect the views of Mind Her Business. Please share your opinions on this subject in the comment section!