Are You Entrepreneur Material?
Do you have what it takes to go it alone in business? If these characteristics match your own, then you could be ready to open your own firm.
1 | You think positively. Entrepreneurs are consistently faced with obstacles—and optimism helps overcome them.
2 | You see the world as abundant and providing. If you lose money, you know you can create it again. If a deal falls through, you believe a better one is coming soon. This mentality lessens fear and allows more opportunities to come to you.
3 | You avoid complacency at all cost. Having your own firm means constantly figuring out what you can do to grow, and then doing it. You’re a person who’s always thinking ahead and moving forward.
4 | You think big. You picture your success on a large scale, then figure out how to get there.
5 | You are practical. Successful people are realistic. You spend within your limits and calculate risk. You know when to let a sinking boat go. You find the balance between taking a risk and realistically assessing future repercussions.
6 | You are not put off by failure. You know failure is inevitable on the road to success. Instead of wasting your time beating yourself up over mistakes, you use the new knowledge you’ve gained to attain future successes.
7 | You are persistent. You’re determined to keep at something until you figure out how to make it happen.
Source: Amy Sorkin Kurland, an advertising and marketing collateral specialist in Venice, Calif., www.amyswords.com , 2006.