According to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, in the beginning of 2012, they reported that there were nearly 400 million entrepreneurs divided between 54 countries. Many people like entrepreneurs, as they create companies, and those companies create jobs.
However, for some, it may be the downfall economy that is driving their motivation to entrepreneurism. Whereas some have known at a very young age that their desire was to have their success managed in their own hands, rather than in a boss’s hands.
Although, as anyone can really call themselves an entrepreneur, it is important to see the success an entrepreneur has had, and continue to have.
Are You Creative?
Being an entrepreneur takes some creativity, especially if you are driven to create and develop your own companies. Sometimes you might come up with completely original ideas and initiatives, while at other times you will sense there is an opportunity for you to capitalize on an industry trend or on consumer behavior. As an entrepreneur, you are in control and in some cases you must play the role of a leader. Whether it’s a marketing and branding idea or a new way to drive in customers, your creativity is what is going to control the game.
You don’t have to be creative from a designer’s perspective but rather creative from a business perspective. What will you do and how will you do it?
Do You Have Ambition?
Being an entrepreneur can sometimes drive you to live a stressful lifestyle. Entrepreneurism takes a lot of drive and motivation. Your attitude should be positive but yet still realistic. Entrepreneurs might be known for calling themselves dreamers, but the reality is that those who do nothing but dream end up sleepwalking into business nightmares and potential bankruptcy.
Whether you are taking control of a fallen company and wishing to bring it back to success or even building a company from the ground up, you must think outside the box and have a driven attitude to lead any company to success.
Sometimes, your life is no longer your own, such is the lot of an entrepreneur.
It’s Not Just About Wanting It
Many people want to be their own boss and run their own company. However, being an entrepreneur is much more than just the thought, it’s the thought of doing it, and the process of getting to where you want be that matters.
Can you handle the potential downfall of a company? Can you handle your company taking a loss? Most importantly, can you handle the climb to the top? It’s important to think about reality and how situations will be. In the end, many people think about what they want, but how many think about how they are going to get it? Although many people find planning boring, it tends to be the thing that underpins most of the success we earn for ourselves.
Some entrepreneur’s live a good life; however, the road to success isn’t ideal for some. Structuring a business and developing an idea takes both patience and motivation.
Robert is the social media coordinator for two major corporations in his city. He himself maintains a very high presence on his own social media profiles. His profiles can be found on LinkedIn, Enthuse, and Google+.