The Entrepreneur’s Mindset

By | August 29, 2013

It is interesting how different the mindset is for working for someone else compared to being an entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, you don’t report to anyone else, except ultimately your customers and investors.  There are no bosses telling you what to do, what strategies to implement, or what measures to meet.  You are the boss, and you make the decisions, for better or for worse.  You manage your own time, and manage your own priorities.  And you find and create opportunities for yourself and others.

It takes a certain mindset to operate as an entrepreneur.  Not everyone has it, but everyone can certainly get it if they wanted to.

It takes guts to go after what you want in life, regardless of what life throws at you.  You have well meaning family and friends who want you to get a “real job” (at least until you make it big) and have to deal with real world issues like managing resources and the practical matter of figuring out how to make dreams become reality.  You have to think of both the big picture and the finer details while thinking both inside and outside the box at the same time.

But most importantly, you have to believe in yourself, even when no one else does.  Because regardless of what people may say or think, as an entrepreneur, you create things:  opportunities, products, services, jobs, wealth, and hope for the future, and so much more.

You have to believe, and then make it happen.  That is an entrepreneur.  That is a leader.  Perhaps that is you.

Scott M. Stolz

Consultant, Coach, Entrepreneur.
Helping people embrace life's opportunities.™

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