Ask yourself this question and really think about it – answer honestly.
Yes? No? Maybe? Well, a ‘maybe’ is just about as good as a thinly-veiled ‘no’ and if you answered ‘yes’ then you must ask yourself another question:
Is it a matter of simply wanting to be an entrepreneur or do you feel like you are actually capable of handling the weight of the job? Heavy does the crown sit but the rewards are unimaginable – that is if you have what it takes.
One of the first things you need to figure out is whether or not you’re a leader or a follower. Be honest, your financial future depends on it and an honest answer could mean the difference between spearheading a lucrative endeavor and throwing it all away on an ill-advised gambit. Let’s face it, leaders make much better entrepreneurs because they can act on their own and make snap decisions.
No one is born an entrepreneur. Sure we may all have those wide-ranging aspirations and pioneering spirits but no one is born from the moment they first open their eyes with the gumption, tenacity, and perseverance to make the hard decisions that matter. How’s that ‘voip for business’ proposal coming? Should we cancel this meeting? Do we fold on this account? Do you even know what these questions imply or entail?
Good entrepreneurs are leaders who have been schooled both in life and in the classroom to handle the tough and often unpredictable world of business. That isn’t to say that you can only be an entrepreneur with those two major things – rules do exist for the sake of exceptions – however, having these skills can certainly help.