You don’t have to be self-employed to think like an entrepreneur. In fact, I’d argue that everyone should adopt the mindset of an entrepreneur in today’s world. It’s the best way to stay sharp, stay sane, and stay or get employed.
So how does an entrepreneur think, exactly? I can’t speak for all of them, but after managing two businesses of my own and talking with countless other business owners over the years, here are the 12 hallmarks that pop up most frequently in conversation:
Seek out opportunity. Entrepreneurs are hungry for new opportunities–you never know where your next lead or big idea will come from. But you have to put yourself out there to find them. Join new professional or social groups. Make friends with your friends’ friends. Ask questions and really listen to the answers. The more people you know and situations you put yourself in, the more likely you will be in the right place at the right time.
Look for problems to solve. How many times do you read about an entrepreneur who created a product out of a need or problem that they noticed and decided to solve? Start paying attention to the people and problems around you at home or the office. Are there any Continue reading ‘Think like an entrepreneur no matter what your employment status’