One thing defines an entrepreneur – constructive action.
As a rule, they are sellers – they do * everything * to make people buy their things. We all have an image in our head; “Dealer” choosing any opportunity to try to use (and other people) for profit.
Indeed, the term “entrepreneur” seems to have moved into the modern lexicon – from “what you did” (usually to improve people’s lives) to a mixture of “crazy swindler” and “one who does not” follow the rules “” .
In fact, there could be no modern meaning further from the truth.
Entrepreneurship is not vocation or job. It’s not a label you put on yourself to make yourself more appealing to a particular party or clientele … it’s way do things.
Many “entrepreneurial” types actually have jobs. They never admit that they are “entrepreneurs” even though they show all the traits of one. The question is, what are these traits and whether you – or someone you know – have them.
What is an “entrepreneur”?
Entrepreneur is a word that comes from the French language, which freely describes “problem solver”.
Although its hue has changed over the years, the premise persists – the “entrepreneur” is the one who creates the “widget” and has the ability to encourage other people to buy it.
What this “widget” is can be a commercial product, service or the idea.
It’s really interesting … some of the greatest “entrepreneurs” history really had nothing do with money. They were completely focused on the development of a “result” and wholeheartedly devoted themselves to its implementation.
Whether it meant the conquest of the Persian Empire (Alexander), the development of the light bulb (Edison) or the creation of stable PC systems (Gary Kildal), the conquest of the Aztec Empire (Cortes), the term “entrepreneur” indeed denotes one who wants to build something.
THE BIG difference between “original” entrepreneurs and a group of New Age idiots (who usually exalt a hedonistic lifestyle + seem to be fond of “crypto”) is that the former are usually committed to one profession and know how to “leverage” that through development more and more ambitious “projects”.
These projects can be any … but they are all had the basic “basis” of existence. It was this reason that forced the creator to keep trying and keep going, even if it was doubtful “maybe it was” or not. Obviously, the reason we remember them is that they not only found it “possible” but also doable … hence their success.
How to say someone alone
A typical sign – they will do amazing things …
interest in esoteric ideas
pursuit of interests not directly related to the accumulation of wealth
strong manifestations of passion for certain subjects
exciting nature with different ideas (attempt to recreate historical events, etc.)
The fact is that the real entrepreneurs do not care about money in general.
Their primary task is to create “things”. What kind of thing it is is determined either by their character or interests … but in each when someone was very successful, they were completely and utterly focused on doing “their” thing no matter what.
This is actually important.
In today’s world, it seems that every 18-year-old man wants to be an “entrepreneur” – as a sign of honor or something like that. If you don’t “grow up”, you “die” … right?
The truth is that our society is so focused on convenience that most of these money idiots have absolutely no business even considering themselves “entrepreneurs”.
They have no experience or skills only cling to the latest “whim” to avoid the mediocrity that has permeated Western consumer culture.
Entrepreneurship usually follows YEARS of interest in a particular subject. It is usually a huge investment of time and energy in developing skills, experience and “participation” in a particular space.
The most important thing – entrepreneurship – is to do something “in their own way”.
Stay away from modern idiots
The biggest problem I see all the time in the treasuries of idiots is that they ALL follow “books” or some other “rules” about “how” to be an entrepreneur.
I see it all time … guys reading all biographies, neural studies, the latest books of the great rich fat cat – all this is trying to reveal the “secret” of great success.
The irony is that all of these things only work “on the side” of the issue – the same people who read all the “materials” end up with SIMILAR questions … “what am I selling?” – “How do I know if I’m going to make money on a product?” – “what is it secret get rich? “.
If you have to ask “what am I selling”, you are not an entrepreneur.
If you have to listen to what a “successful” person says on the subject, you are not an entrepreneur.
If you have to consider all the “rules” that others set out, you are not an entrepreneur.
The fact is that the modern world is full of willing losers. Even the “successful” aren’t really successful – they may have made a lot of money, but what are they really to achieve? The response is relatively small (or even nothing).
The truth is that if you want to “be” an entrepreneur, you need to get a job.
EVERYONE has their own job. Some of them are models. Some of them are footballers. Some of them are programmers. Some artists.
The “trick” is to do EVERYTHING to move forward into the industry; if necessary, clean the floors.
Once you start getting some progress, “entrepreneurial” things will appear levers any progress made within it – either to create and sell a product, or to help the market better assess the potential of another device / product.
Traits of “real” entrepreneurs
Quiet (or at least reserved)
Fully capable of embracing failure (indeed, using this as an incentive for change / adaptation)
Works constantly on different elements in your “industry” (again, everyone has a place)
Not afraid social constructions (just because someone said it wasn’t true)
Laser focuses on what “they” want to do (Do you want to bring sustainable agriculture to Africa? This is the type of thing that a “real” entrepreneur will do)
Not afraid give freely (most types of “entrepreneurs” are not tied to money at all … usually don’t have much until they find mercantile success)
If you haven’t worked it out, the core is the goal.
In today’s world there is very little emphasis on goals; rather it focuses on performance.
There’s nothing wrong with that, but it deprives most people of their passion. This is good for GDP and McDonald’s, but bad for creativity that is hidden in a lot of people.
If you want to adopt “entrepreneurial” traits, the key is to adapt to a specific “goal” through which you can invest your completely of life.
If you just look at Ferrari and think that you are “as if you want to get rich” – entrepreneurship will not do it. This is Fr. very a difficult road from which only the most resilient and enduring survive.
You need to get to work, and only then will you discover the hidden opportunities to which you will be able to apply your experience, expertise or network to create something truly valuable to the world. This real value is then absorbed by the market, which will either pay richly for it – or reject it. This largely determines whether someone can be considered an “entrepreneur” or not.