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You Might Be an Entrepreneur: Know the Signs

Written by Roberto Taylor

‘You might be an Entrepreneur!’

Maybe you have got the quality of what it takes to go through the thrilling, the punishing, and the life-changing experience of putting up your own business.

As an entrepreneur, you have to be passionate and resilient in handling things. Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people that have different thinking and different acts but have common personality traits, habits, and mindsets to come up with an amazing idea.

People describe a stereotypical entrepreneur as passionate, dedicated, and optimistic. Do these characteristics describe you? Well then, if you are wondering whether you can be an entrepreneur or not, check out the following list.

You take action. You are a person who always questions the reason why people do the things they do, and you strive hard to make things better. You are willing to take action. People who are like this have an active problem-solving ability, and they are resourceful. Those who study business courses have the probability to overthink and overanalyze the situation, rather than doing what must be done. No matter what life throws at you day by day, you always think of how to have a return on investment.

You are restless, no accomplishment is ever good enough. With the passion burning inside your heart, there will be times when you have to go an extra mile, you spend more time even when you do not make a dollar. You do not take ‘no’ for an answer, you never give things up easily. You are a self-starter, you do not give up once the project is done.

You might be a dropout or the family’s black sheep.  Most of the entrepreneurs find themselves not fitting in with the crowd, and a handful of reputable successful entrepreneurs have ended up throwing the traditional education system. You might have been a lousy employee before, but look at you now, you are more comfortable being self-employed. You could not just work for someone else. You believe more in efficiency and bending of the rules.

You are competitive, yet motivated by challenges. You have a competitive nature, you know that you can do something better, yet has a room for defeat. Some people, do not face the problem when confronted by it, they tend to pass it to another person. As an entrepreneur, you love a little risk and a little challenge. You are willing to make adjustments as you make the impossible possible, you are determined.

You are a people person. You do not have a hint of discomfort when communicating with people. You can keep yourself from falling apart. You have the charisma and the charm that attracts people. You know that you cannot do it alone, you have the support of your friends and family. You are surrounded by quality people who support you and not those who exploit you.

Although some of these traits are not visible to you, you will develop more of it over a period of time. After all, being an entrepreneur is not a sideline but a lifestyle.

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Roberto Taylor