"Being an entrepreneur is not about an idea, it's about excitement."
So, what is the “X Factor”? I have tried to understand the difference between entrepreneurs and people who prefer the certainty of a 9-5 job. Entrepreneurs possess some qualities that differentiate and define them from everybody else. Here are some of the qualities that make them different.
Resourceful:They try to figure out unusual solutions to difficult problems
Optimistic.Not easily discouraged.
Confidence: The belief that they will lead themselves to a positive outcome
Risk takers. Make hard promises just to achieve their goals.
Innovative: The ability to see what others cannot
Visionary: Raw ideas are easy to come by. Entrepreneurs add depth by wrapping those ideas into a vision
Sacrifice: Able to delay the reward.
Empathetic: The ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes
Determination: Of course, the willingness to work extra hard is essential
Making lemonade: Setbacks are not setbacks but opportunities to learn, grow and move forward
Persistent. No or can't be done does not apply to them, they keep trying
Know their limits. Good entrepreneurs know how to seek out expertise
Intensity. There is no “off” switch.
Curious. Entrepreneurs are eternally curious.
Trusting. Once entrepreneur’s hand over responsibility to their teams, they usually don't second-guess their decisions. .
Inspirational. Inspire colleagues, employees and customers
They don't play by the rules: They know how to get it done, no matter what.
Big Picture: Can see the big picture and detailed when necessary.
Tolerance for ambiguity. Can manage not knowing the answer and have confidence they can come up with the answer.
I'm sure there are many more qualities that I have missed. Please send me your thoughts and I will add it to the list.
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