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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
I am currently editing an article on what makes a successful entrepreneur and it has got me thinking. I think of myself as an entrepreneur – I have ideas, I am confident, I can spot opportunities, I will take calculated risks and I aim high.
From what the expert entrepreneur coach I am working with has said, these are all key characteristics of an entrepreneur. But I have my failings too and these sometimes get in my way. By that I mean I have a severe fear of failure (another entrepreneurial characteristic), I don’t always follow through (classic entrepreneur trait and a bit too honest perhaps) and I don’t always view my ideas that objectively.
So am I an entrepreneur or not?
Do I have what it takes to be a real entrepreneur, a successful entrepreneur? Some times I say “YES, of course I do!” Others I’m not so sure and my little mind squeak goes “Who do you think you are kidding!?”
So what I want to know is what do you think makes a successful entrepreneur and what do you think the most common challenges are that entrepreneurs face?
Or in other words where does our entrepreneurial spirit come from. But more importantly where do entrepreneurs fall down and fail to turn their spirit into success?
Friday, March 27th, 2009
This particular post is rather apt for me after the couple of weeks I have just had. In fact, it has been a couple of weeks of one thing after another going wrong. You know how it feels: you deal with one problem, think everything is back to normal and then something else happens. Nooooooo…..!
Three or four years ago I would have probably gone into major meltdown, felt very sorry for myself and not been able to see the possibilities of the situation – no matter what anyone said.
Now things are different. I’m not saying I don’t have a momentary – argggghhh! I still have an initial emotional reaction. The difference is, I don’t let that one initial emotional reaction dictate how I then continue to respond to the situation.
I now know it is within my power to turn disaster into opportunity. It’s within your power too.