Being an entrepreneur today is sexy and the word entrepreneurship is the new buzz word for being a cool kid around the block. Hollywood movies like Wolf of Wallstreet, Social Network, Steve Jobs and the growing presence of multi-level marketing companies are all fueling the idea that anyone can become a wildly successful entrepreneur. Well, can they? My answer is simply no. There are true and authentic entrepreneurs who were born with the DNA and the talent and there are wantrepreneurs who are chasing a pipe dream of becoming one. These 5 traits vary in how much it is expressed but all pure bred entrepreneurs have some degree of these 5 traits. Here are the 5 key traits that define a true and a pure-bred entrepreneur.
True entrepreneurs to the core are always restless. You will find these individuals sitting in their home office desk at 2am figuring out how to improve their business or take it to the next level. These are individuals whom their friends and family have to stop them from over-working themselves. Standing still or not doing anything has never been a thought for these pure bred entrepreneurs. They’re always on the move in the trenches looking for ways to get to the next level.
True entrepreneurs are system minded and driven by the fact that they can create something that has a life of its own. Entrepreneurs know that the moment they take on a single role in their business, they’re stuck to a under-paying job. Instead, entrepreneurs know how to create a system that works for them. The system typically involves in hiring employees, using software to automate their business or having a streamlined process that anyone can follow and scale the business.
Being stubborn isn’t necessarily bad or flawed. It has its merits. Entrepreneurs know what they want and they want it their way. Sometimes to the point of cutting through people’s feelings. They are task driven and impatient about the next objectives. At the face of adversity, true entrepreneurs don’t quit. Instead, they persist until they hit the target.
Entrepreneurs wear their heart on their sleeves when it comes to their business and product. Most successful entrepreneurs have tamed their arrogance and ego but beneath the mask, they still have it. This healthy dose of arrogance and ego allows the entrepreneur to stay driven by the criticism and to prove the rest of the world wrong about their criticisms.
This is more than just hope or an expectation for success. This is an unwavering belief that all pure bred entrepreneurs have that they will, at last, have victory. Therefore, it further fuels their drive to persist and keep going torwards success. True entrepreneurs believe that they will achieve everything they set out for themselves. This comes from the small dose of arrogance that we talked about earlier. Most successful entrepreneurs also understand a sense of reality is required to stay focus and in control.
Those are the 5 traits and beliefs that a true entrepreneurs all have in common. It’s what drives them to creating massive success. If you identify yourself with those 5 traits in the most honest observation, you have the traits of a true entrepreneur. If you do not, don’t feel disappointed. You can always partner up with someone who is a pure bred entrepreneur and add your own strengths to the mix. That’s what this is all about.