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Entrepreneurial Behaviors That Lead to Success

Aug 4, 2008
The entrepreneur is considered a performer first. The entrepreneur performs then if all goes well, reaps rewards from their efforts. What does it take to be an entrepreneur?

To be a successful entrepreneur you must reprogram your thinking. You will no longer be trading your time for money as an employee does. We would not think of an entrepreneur as a mechanic who quits the dealership to start his own repair shop, then works twelve hour days, six days a week. This is an employee that works for himself.

The entrepreneurial way of life may not suit you. If you are lazy, not so determined or unwilling to learn what it takes to achieve a goal you'd be better off with a day job. However, if you think you can do it, you're right. Regular people have built successful businesses that work even if they don't show up every day.

The beauty about being an entrepreneur is that you get a chance to keep using your brain. It will be necessary to learn new skills. Are you a great computer programmer with no people skills? Want to start your own company? Now's the chance to learn how to get along with all kinds of people. There are books you can read for basic skills and personality assessments so you can have a basic idea of what certain types of people will do in a situation and the most effective way to work with them.

The best part of this is that you can also gain more self insight and learn to know yourself better. After all you are one of those people described in the personality books. You will find you may be your own worst enemy when it comes to certain things and learning how to manage yourself will be one of the better skills that will enable your success.

You are going to learn the most by doing. This is not as easy as going to school, getting a degree then getting a job. You'll need a plan. You'll need to find people who have been there, done that, and that will be willing to help you because you have something to offer them, maybe a skill to trade or money to hire them. Find a good mentor.

If there are particular skills you need to learn, consider getting a job (yes that time for money thing) for just long enough to learn what you need. Don't even worry about the pay. You will be getting paid in knowledge, not cash.

The goal of the entrepreneur should be giving up trading time for money, so that when you stop working you are still getting paid. You want to build a long term asset that generates income for you even after you have stopped working.

The range of entrepreneurial achievements is vast, only limited by the human imagination, determination and effort. Most of us were born with a brain. The brain is a tool for us to use not to ruin by neglect. Use it and it will grow. Studies show that you can build new neural pathways by thinking new thoughts.

There is no need to reinvent the wheel. There are programs that are available to generate wealth (time and money) that have been systematized by others and you can achieve huge profits by sticking with them over time. You may not need to reinvent something new but having faith, determination and staying power are still required.
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