5 Cool Entrepreneurial Qualities You May Have

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A lot of us never think of ourselves as entrepreneurs yet we often are, deep down. The telltale signs? Although we’ve often done well in other careers, we may feel like there’s still “something missing” – but we just couldn’t put our finer on it.

If you find yourself yearning for something more in your life (more time, money, freedom and control) then it might be time to consider if going into business for yourself might be the answer. Although it’s not for everyone, starting your own business, especially one from home, can be your ticket to the income and lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

We encourage you to take a few moments to consider the ideas below – you may be surprised to see you have many of the qualities and personality traits that make entrepreneurship perfect for you. Here are a few traits that we’ve found most successful entrepreneurs possess.

 You think outside the box. Where many people see a problem, you see an opportunity to provide the solution. You love to innovate and inspire and aren’t afraid to shock the average Joe in the process.

“Successful people are always looking for ways to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking ‘What’s in for me?’” Brian Tracy.

You’re not afraid to do it all. Entrepreneurs do not stay within the parameters of a job description. They are the CEO, administrator, marketing department and custodian. A word of caution if this describes you because burnout is one of the primary reasons people fail as an entrepreneur. For more on this topic read “The E-Myth Revisited” by Michael Gerber.

You’re a gambler. You’re not afraid to take calculated risks. Many people could be successful if they only took some chances. The employee mindset is preoccupied with a need for security. Entrepreneurs are not immune to the fear of the unknown. But they prioritize their approach to life so that the fear of frustration, boredom and dissatisfaction far outweighs the lingering fear of the unknown.

You view failure as a necessary steppingstone towards success. Most first-time entrepreneurs can expect to fail 82% of the time.  You tried something new and it didn’t work. But that doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Experimentation and trial-and-error is common in entrepreneurial waters. You simply must believe in your heart that each failure gets you closer to success.

You’re unsatisfied with the status quo. You are sometimes shocked that people still do things a certain way. But optimism takes over and you see yourself as an agent of change. This could be your moment to set a new course and help countless people in the process.

So, if challenges excite you and you’re really excited about what each day brings, you just might be an entrepreneur. The climb might not be easy but for an entrepreneur it’s incredibly satisfying and fun to take on each new challenge.