I want to start a business but do I have the right entrepreneurial skills to be successful? This is a huge question to ask yourself, but before going there, let’s look at where most people start from.
Entrepreneurial Skills from Employee Skills
Regardless of where you look individuals are unhappy with their current work situation. Those that have jabs and are either annoyed or bored with their job, in addition to their level of income, have appeared to hit a ceiling.
Those who do not have a job, are aggravated because they can’t enter into their desired field or profession.
For millions of people in the country, they are disillusioned with where they are professionally and financially. The current state of the economy continues to remind them if they don’t develop entrepreneurial skills, they will continue to be a cog in someone else’s wheel.
On top of this, it’s not just in North America workers are feeling this way, it’s a global feeling. The economies of the Western countries it locked in the economies of the East. Market swings in China affect the United States and vice versa. It’s usually at this point that people throw up their hands and resign themselves to their level of existence.
Break-out of the Employee Mindset
Those who will not accept where they are, they muster up the courage to step outside of their comfort zone and enter the world of entrepreneurship.
They are ready to stop being an employee and start being an entrepreneur. Their discontent with their current situation outweighs the fears of going it on their own. They are ready to be a business owner and have it all fall on their shoulders (at least in the beginning anyway). They feel they have the entrepreneurial skills they need for their success and to start their business.
Understand, there is nothing easy about starting your own business. Whether it is a start-up company with a never-before-seen product or service or starting a network marketing company, it’s hard. However, taking the first step into the entrepreneur world is a step more than a lot of people take. For that, congratulations on growing and moving outside of your comfort zone.
In business, as in life, experience is the best teacher. Sure you can read all the business and self-help books, but until you’re physically in the entrepreneurial realm, your skills are not being developed. Your will to stay the course and keep your vision front and center will be tested every day. So how do you get that experience without closing shop before you even get started?
You learn from those who have done it before you. You surround yourself with those who can mentor you.
See what entrepreneurial skills were needed by successful entrepreneurs you know. Entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban. His story is amazing and when you break it down, he did exactly what an entrepreneur does. He say a need, developed a solution for it and made a living.
In this article, Mark highlights the 6 Vital Entrepreneurial Skills every entrepreneur must-have for a shot at being successful. Take the time to read what he lived through to understand what were the most important entrepreneurial skills.
Developing Your Entrepreneurial Skills Further
The strength of your business when you first start will solely be on your shoulders. With this pressure and the need to produce, it can be difficult to see the larger picture. This is where a mentor can help. It can be as simple as a text to help with a problem, or more involved with business planning and follow-up tasks. Regardless, this is where Engineered Lifestyles may be able to help you.
Living through the transition of the employee to entrepreneur, we understand the sleepless nights, the fear of the unknown, and how to believe in your vision and more importantly yourself.
Take some time to connect with us and let’s discuss how we can help.
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