As much lovely it is to say this exotic word “antre-pruh-neur”, it’s as much difficult to become one. Merriam Webster defines entrepreneur as “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money.”
Risk. The word that freezes us in our tracks, paralyzes mind’s faculty to think, and keeps millions stuck to their comfort zones. Entrepreneurs however crave for risks; the same risks that bind others give them an adrenaline rush and push them to plunge into the danger zone.
“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
More than the fear of losing, the prospect of winning interests them. Entrepreneurs are hopeless optimists. They swear by the mantra- Failures are stepping stones to success.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.- Thomas Edison
In the business world, thousands take the risk of trying a new thing and thousands also fail. Yet only a few go on to become successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey. What separates mediocre entrepreneurs from highly successful ones. It’s called the killer mindset- the mindset to succeed, shares Tammy Hawk-Bridges, author, blogger, entrepreneur mentor, and the founder of Perfect Marketing Equation.
She goes on to add, “The interesting thing is, not having the mindset of success is a choice. The mindset of success can be yours by merely deciding it to be so.”
Do you have the success mindset? Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Then check out these six attributes of killer entrepreneur mindset and make them yours by training your mind starting from today:
Setbacks and failures are part of an entrepreneur’s life journey. It’s difficult not to give in and keep going. Howsoever strong you might be, you need a regular dose of inspiration to push back every obstacle in life. What are we here for?
Whenever you fail and doubt creeps in, remember these 7 entrepreneurs who faced rejection, bankruptcy, and the biting criticism that they don’t have ‘it’ in them. Luckily for the world, these entrepreneurs turned the tables on their adversaries and scripted their big success story. Here’s an inspiring slideshow put together for entrepreneurs by National Entrepreneurship Network, Asia’s largest community of young and future entrepreneurs:
Adding to the list is The Beatles who were rejected by Decca Recording Studios citing the reason, “We don’t like their sound; They have no future in show business”; J.K. Rowling whose best-selling books in history Harry Potter was rejected by first twelve publishers, and Oprah Winfrey who was demoted from her job as she “wasn’t fit for television.” Lucky that these artists didn’t stop believing in themselves. Neither should you!