Entrepreneurship- one of the most talked-about terms in the last two decades that is constantly doing the rounds for some of the other reasons. Everywhere, we see large-scale, medium-scale, or small-scale entrepreneurs in the news for their innovative mindset, path-breaking skill-set, and most importantly their work ethics. Working long hours to achieve the desired goal is not a piece of cake. It is certainly a journey where one has to mark its footprint, make an enduring impression, and chase their dreams every single day.
While all this starts like one fine dream or living the iconic rags to riches story life- to reach the destination, all entrepreneurs require traits- that are permanent throughout. Let’s take a look at some of the traits that are on a deeper level serving the entrepreneurs to live the life of their dreams. These are the five traits:
- Strong Vision and mission
The vision and mission statement are necessary for any business. Moreover, it’s one of the first aspects which is considered for many industry associations and collaborations. Although, this is where most of the budding entrepreneurs lose their sight and fall prey to the age-old statements that are the repeated versions of failed businesses or partially successful ones.
A vision and mission are more than a statement, it is more about how you are aligning with your business, the way you represent it, and also a way of bringing your entrepreneurial attitude to the business forefront. Many times, it has been observed that entrepreneurs make their vision and mission statement but if we ever ask them after 6 months of their organization’s foundation most of them are unable to recall it. This happens because of the core reason that they didn’t write the statement and hence they never know what it is. For an entrepreneur, these basic and small features play a vital role as we move forward. When as an entrepreneur you don’t know what you are aiming at both short-term and long-term wise then it’s a major task to put the first step in the right direction. So, design and write your original piece of copy when it comes to vision and mission.
Just as life, entrepreneurship is a path of self-discovery, where one has to discover its true joy hidden at many levels, in various forms, and many challenges. As interesting as this sounds, it requires a lot of brain cells to tune down the technical insights and switch to something that connects on an emotional level. Hence, as an entrepreneur, one will always have self-doubts on an initial stage. To overcome this understanding of what previous experiences and learnings have changed can be a brave move. Also, addressing your thoughts and working on them from within will help you in the upcoming times. With a warrior mentality that constantly looks for greater challenges, finds the time to channelize your inner self into an advanced self and set higher standards for yourself.
Look after your self-health on all levels and make choices and take decisions that your future self will thank you for.
- The Purpose
What is the purpose? Why are you and me here? How are we supposed to live or accomplish our purpose? Questions! Questions! Questions!
Well, the answers are next to none. When we talk about a broad topic like this, the answers are truly subjective, however, its objective for everyone remains quite the same- to create/build something that the world hasn’t seen before. Live your purpose whole-heartedly in a way that will inspire others, motivate them, and push them only and only upward. As an entrepreneur, you are here to stay for the long race, so remember at the starting point to prepare exceptionally well to reach the end line.
- Forever Learners
Be it a businessman, a technology expert, a writer, or entrepreneur- the only way ahead is learning. People with a willingness to learn to flourish in their career paths more than nobody else. They are the ones that are here to stay as no one knows everything but they can always learn anything. If you want to follow the entrepreneurial route, then you will have to adapt to the learning curve and its expanding mechanisms. It takes time to learn but the willingness to do so is what matters the most. When you have to take a thousand steps, it is necessary to remember that the first ten will decide the next ten and further on. So, take one step at a time to learn, to grow, to reach, and to be more.
Enroll yourself in resourceful courses or attend global workshops or pick up the books from your industry to gain knowledge of what’s happening. When you will develop this learning habit- you will most likely meet like-minded people that have the same goals, dreams, visions as you concerning entrepreneurship. Your intensity of learning will help you grow with leaps and bounds.
- Failures are the Best Teachers
As a young entrepreneur or a seasoned entrepreneur, failures are there to cross your paths. However, if you look at it from a positive angle, there are no failures, they are your true teachings. Look at it in a way like you started an organization that didn’t perform well or you were not able to scale it. So, you decided to establish another organization and launch your products/services here and it becomes a success. In retrospect, did the efforts and work for the first go to waste. No, not. Well, think of this as the first organization you founded was training for your second successfully founded organization and this way you never failed rather just learned more and more. Embrace the failures and their meaningful teachings, they will guide you through rough patches on dark days and become your savior for an entrepreneur’s life.
Here are a few of the traits that are making entrepreneurs what they want to be, how they want to be, and why they want to be.